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How to keep shop-bought herbs alive

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I refer to the herb plants from our supermarkets as a gateway drug, because let’s be honest, for an awful lot of people, it’s the first baby steps they make towards gardening. Fresh herbs for cooking is one of the grow your own adventures most of us go on, and […]

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Looking around for the positives

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This blog post has actually been a really hard one to set down. I’m pretty sure a lot of you guys out there are struggling a little bit just now like I am, and although I wouldn’t say I am in any way feeling down, I am absolutely struggling for […]

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The March garden update

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And we’re off…. we have things growing – hurrah! It’s probably just me, but I definitely feel like the weather changed on Friday (first day of spring) and generally, the garden just feels like it’s about to come to life. It’s like I can just feel the energy building out […]

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How to use propagators to beat the cold

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If, like us, you live in a place where spring can still be quite cold, and so hard to get your seeds germinating, even in the greenhouse, it may be handy to know how to get the best out of propagators. Related Posts:Cleaning the greenhouse and preparing for spring plantingUsing […]

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How to grow petunias from seed

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There is a bit of trepidation about growing petunias from seed, with most gardeners preferring to buy small plug plants and grow these on but with a little bit of knowledge and some patience, petunias are no more difficult to grow than any other flowers. The main problem people find […]