Garden

Sharpening your garden tools – the no-nonsense guide

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Those of you who know me, know I have a bit of an obsession for sharpening tools and knives. I think things should be properly looked after, properly sharp so that they do the job they are meant to safetly and well. I suspect it’s from my background in luthieriship […]

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Wrapping gifts is easy… try a greenhouse

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Boy oh boy do we have a damn good chuckle to share with you guys today… this weekend… we wrapped the greenhouse. Yup, you read that correctly, we WRAPPED THE GREENHOUSE. OK let’s go back to the start… it will all make sense that way. For you guys who have […]

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What is MULCH and why do it?

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A beginner’s guide to mulch. What is it and why would I do it? Let’s look at both organic and inorganic mulches and talk about why you should and, how to mulch in both the vegetable garden and in the flower beds. Straw, gravel (grit), bark or weed proof membrane. […]

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So how hot does my greenhouse get?

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I’m starting to get organised for the colder months coming and I’m spending a bit of time taking stock of the garden, of what’s hardy and can stay outside and what will need a wee bit of love and support once the weather turns. I’ve started planning what I can […]