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 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 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 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 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 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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Job of the Week Tidy and prepare you Garden for the Year Whilst your garden lies mostly dormant at this time of year, it’s the perfect time to tidy your space and get prepared for the growing season ahead. Look around your garden and see what needs to be done. Clear your paths, patio, raised…

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Plant of the Week Winter Flowering Honeysuckle Winter flowering honeysuckle or Lonicera fragrantissima is a bushy, fragrant shrub with cream lipped flowers of a silky texture through winter. It thrives in well drained soil and in a partially shaded border or container. It reliably flowers from mid-December to March and is better grown as a…

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Sow Your Own Basil We know it’s cold outside, so why not start some of your planting indoors now? Basil is a great herb to start on your windowsill. Find some small to medium size pots and fill the bottom half with compost. Plant the seeds half a centimetre deep from the top of the…

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Activity of the Week Plan your Garden Whilst the weather is very cold, you may not want to be outside all day. But it is the perfect opportunity to start planning the year ahead. Get your notebook and decide what you want to do with your garden this year. Whether it’s a community garden or…

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