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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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January is always seedanuary

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January at Ar Bruadair is always a time for reflection on the year past and the excitement of the year to come. It’s January when the seed orders get placed and plans are underway. So go grab a cuppa and a wee biscuit or two and let’s get started.

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Let’s have a look back at 2019 so far

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It’s not the end of the year, so it may seem a little silly to be looking back over 2019, however, when you are a gardener you are always reflecting and the end of one season and the start of the next is the perfect opportunity. March It’s hard to […]

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Decoding garden seed packets & catalogues

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Part 2 of information on your seed packets. Right now it’s early morning, so it’s still dark outside. The wind is wiping hard enough around the garden that I can hear it quite clearly indoors. It’s cold and there are next to no leaves on the trees I can just […]

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Making the most of your 6 by 8 foot greenhouse

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Last week she was bare, this week she is all gussied up in her finery. So how do you make a small greenhouse work for all seasons? Related Posts:Quadgrow-plus: greenhouse gadgets galoreCleaning the greenhouse and preparing for spring plantingBuying plugs and plants online, look out for bad packagingGarden pests: the […]

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New greenhouse: we’ve got a rhino in the garden

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After 6 years, metres of duct tape, 4 replacement roof panels, countless replacement bolts, and a lot of chasing random sheets of plastic about in the wind…  we have finally replaced our little polycarbonate greenhouse with a nice, shiny, new rhino. This time it’s a traditional glass one, with toughened safety […]