Garden

My experiment: growing courgettes in a quadgrow

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I’m doing one of my mad experiments in the garden again. It’s completely unplanned but hey ho. I had a spare quadgrow sitting gathering dust and two scrawny little courgette plant babies that I was going to bin. So I thought, if it doesn’t work then it’s no loss. So […]

Garden

Good to know before you buy a greenhouse

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We’ve had so many chats with subscribers about greenhouses over the last couple of years that we thought it might be a useful thing for us to put all of those chats (well the useful bits) down in one place as a kind of useful reference for anyone thinking about […]

compost from the hotbin
Garden

At last, success with my hotbin composter

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At last, I can truly celebrate success with my hotbin composter. It’s taken a while but finally I am seeing my hard work pay off and I’m getting some lovely usable compost. You guys have been with me on this journey as I’ve battled to get the ratios right, the […]

Strawberries
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Come for a walk around our June garden

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Well it definitely feels like summer is here, well it did until a couple of days ago and it basically hasn’t stopped raining (and thunderstorms) since. But you know, it was lovely until then. So come for a wee wander around the garden with me and let’s see how those […]

neem oil spray
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Using neem oil in the garden to combat pests

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In our previous blog post, we talked about the timeless pest control method of soap sprays for the garden. Today we are going to look at its sister remedy, neem oil. Again, it’s one of those traditional gardener’s remedies passed down through the generations and is still used in lots […]