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Deadheading your flowers: why, how and when?

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Deadheading basically just means taking the spent flowers off your plants and there are two good reasons why you should: dead and decaying flowers just don’t look great and can make your whole plant look a bit ropey it can encourage your plant to keep flowering for longer or even […]

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Compost, how to use it and when to sieve it

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If you haven’t been following our adventure with composting over the past few years you won’t know that we started off with the big, standard type compost pile at the back of the garden (build from odds and ends of wood) and are now using a swanky hotbin composter. But fear […]

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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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Hardiness zones, what can I grow?

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January is the perfect time for sitting with a mug of tea, a couple of biscuits (ok, ok a plate) and a pile of seed catalogues (or as Kate calls them, garden porn). Just browsing those wonderful blasts of colour and potential beauty is enough to keep me going all […]

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2018 – reflection on the year past

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It has been such a busy year at Ar Bruadair this year, it almost seems to have passed in a flash so I though it might be a good thing to pause and reflect on things before getting stuck head on into 2019. Every year has ups and downs, and […]