Sow Your Own – Parnsips

Sow Your Own Parsnips Parsnips are a staple in many household’s roast dinners. To grow your own, it’s time to think about sowing for your autumn harvest. Sow the seeds thinly and around 6 inches apart and in rows around 12 inches apart. Make sure the rows are deep. Make sure the soil is warm…

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Job of the Week – Start to pot up your Containers

Job of the Week Start to plant up your Containers The weather is getting milder, so now is a great time to start planting out some of your greenhouse grown spring plants. If you have sown your spring blooms in the winter, now is a great time to start potting up some of the hardier…

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Plant of the Week – Viburnum

Plant of the Week Viburnum Viburnum shrubs, with their beautiful foliage, fruits and flowers can be a gorgeous addition to your beds and borders. They’re great for wildlife and provide shelter for many garden birds, whilst also bearing some pollen and nectar rich flowers and nutrient filled berries. With so many varieties to choose from,…

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Activity of the Week – Make a grass Caterpillar

Activity of the Week Make a Grass Caterpillar This week’s activity is one for the whole family to take part in. It’s fun and can be a great learning tool for the kids. What you’ll need Grass seed Compost Plant trays Old tights (not opaque) Rubber bands or string Googly eyes Method Cut the tights…

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Sow Your Own – Onions

Sow Your Own Onions Onions are a staple in many dishes, and can be grown from seeds, but are usually grown by ‘sets’ because it is an easier method. However, if you are up for the challenge they can be sown and grown from seed. Sow seeds indoors as early as January so they have…

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Job of the Week – Sow your Summer borders

Job of the Week Sow your Summer borders If you want that burst of colour in the summer, it’s time to start thinking about sowing your choice of border blooms in your greenhouse. Getting a head-start now means they will be ready to flower in early June. This is perfect timing for once your spring…

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Plant of the Week – Winter Aconite

Plant of the Week Winter Aconite Winter aconite or Eranthis hyemalis are a species of plant in the buttercup family. The small flowers are no bigger than 3cm but hard to miss with their bright yellow colour. They start to bloom around the end of February to early March, a true sign that spring is…

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Activity of the Week – Plant a Rose

Activity of the Week Plant a Rose for Valentines Day We mostly associate roses with Valentines day, especially red ones. So, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, rather than buying a bouquet, look to buy and plant up a rose to mark the occasion in your garden. Now is the perfect time to plant up a…

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Sow Your Own – Summer Cabbage

Sow Your Own Summer Cabbage Cabbages provide quite an impressive looking crop. The large ball shape and bright green leaves are bold and beautiful. Mid to late-February is a great time to sow your summer cabbage seeds. Find a sunny site with firm soil, rake the soil flat before sowing. If this is not your…

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Job of the Week – Plant up your Fruit Bushes

Job of the Week Plant up your Fruit Bushes If you were looking to make fresh fruit pies or jams and jellies this year, February is a great time to plant up your fruit bushes. In fact, you can do this any time between November and March, when the plants are dormant. Pick a sunny…

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