Activity of the Week – Leaf tracing & rubbing

Activity of the Week Leaf tracing & rubbing In 2020, many of us embraced going for long walks, and the start of 2021 is no different. So, why not enjoy some family time outdoors and bring it indoors? Leaf tracing is a great way to get out and get some much-needed fresh air, with a…

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Sow Your Own – Tomatoes

Sow Your Own Tomatoes An all-time favourite to grow, it’s time to sow your tomatoes. Now, there are two types of tomato plants, bush varieties which don’t require staking or support and can be grow in hanging baskets, or cordon varieties which grow tall. Cordon varieties do require support, either a bamboo stick in the…

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Job of the Week – Order your Seeds

Job of the Week Order your Seeds The first activity of the week was to draw up the plans for your vegetable garden or allotment and get an idea for where you wanted to grow. So, now it’s time to put that into action. If you’ve decided what you want to grow, it’s the perfect…

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Plant of the Week – Wintersweet

Plant of the Week Wintersweet Wintersweet also known as Chimonathus praecox is a species of plant from China. This flowering shrub produces a spicy scented flower from December through to March. It has yellow bell-shaped flowers that have blood-red staining. They flower in clusters along the branch and have the potential to reach up to…

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Activity of the Week – Grow a Microgreen Garden

Activity of the Week Grow a Microgreen Garden Growing Microgreens on your windowsill is a great way to get some homegrown ingredients into your dishes. In around 7 days you can have a full crop of microgreens to harvest. Things like radish, spinach and basil can be fresh on your plate within the week. Radish…

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Sow Your Own – Aubergines

Sow Your Own Aubergines Aubergines are perfect to start sowing in the winter months in a heated greenhouse or polytunnel. Although aubergines are becoming a popular pick to grow at home, they are a trickier vegetable to grow. But once you’ve mastered it you should get a full crop. The hardest part is the first…

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Job of the Week – Top up your Bird feeders

Job of the Week Top up your Bird feeders Last week we showed you a really simple way to make your own bird feeders. Now, if you’ve done this or already have your own bird feeders, remember to keep them topped up. You’ve probably noticed a lot of activity on them over the past few…

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Plant of the Week – Dogwood

Plant of the Week Dogwood These elegant shrubs with their brightly coloured stems are great for adding some dazzle to your garden all year round. Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’ or golden-twig dogwood, has continuously vibrant yellow stems, which are paired with white flowers and fruits between spring and autumn. You’ll be able to see the foliage…

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Activity of the Week – Make your own Bird feeders

Activity of the Week Make your own Bird feeder Now is the time to be thinking about helping out our feathered friends and putting some food out for the birds. If you don’t have a bird feeder, look no further because we can help you make your own.     Photo: currentcatalog.com What you need…

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Sow Your Own – Chillies

Sow Your Own Chillies If you like a bit of spice in your life, now is a great time to start growing chillies. These hot additions to your plate are great to grow inside, in a greenhouse or on your windowsill. Get a medium sized pot and fill it with compost, leaving around an inch…

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