Plants to fill the gaps

Have you got some spaces in your borders that you’re looking to fill? It’s very often that we plant scarcely to ensure plants have enough space for the roots to grow. However, once your border is established, you may notice that there are some large spaces that could be filled. There are many varieties of…

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Planting out your Veggies

We’re well into spring, which means that a lot of our wonderful gardens will be starting to plant out vegetables that were sown in preparation in winter in greenhouses, sheds, and even their homes. Find out how to get the most successful crop and harvest this year with these tips for planting out. Choose your…

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Sow Your Own – Parsnips

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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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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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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Spice up your garden

This blog is not for the faint hearted, or for the cooler mouths. This is all about HEAT and how you can bring an extra spice to your table with these 4 flowers, fruits, and veggies you can grow in your garden. Rocket This peppery salad leaf is not only one of the fastest veg…

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Edible Flowers

Over the past few years, you may have noticed that edible flowers are making an appearance. They have become a popular decoration and garnishes on food dishes and cocktails. There’s nothing more surprising than being told you can eat a beautiful bloom that arrives on your plate. So, why don’t you add an extra special…

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Create a fairy garden| Activity

Fairy gardens are a great way to engage children and inspire them to create their own mini garden. The planting principle is the same and a general garden pot or container is the perfect size… just add creativity. You don’t have to create your garden for just fairies, toy dinosaurs and model characters seem to…

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Paint your own pots| Activity

Painting your own set of decorative pots is an imaginative way to display your prized plants! They add personality and humour to your display and can be painted any colour combination or theme that you like –  a simple activity suitable for any age. We have put together a flower and ladybird design below to…

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