Author: Eli

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Can I grow carrots in a container?

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Now I swore I wasn’t going to grow any winter veg and here I am mucking about with carrots. So here’s the thing, a while ago I planted two lots of carrots. The first lot I planted directly into the raised beds. The second lot I planted in the root […]

hydrangea in a small pot
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Hydrangeas over winter

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Today is the start of something really interesting which we’ll be covering over multiple posts and videos over the winter and beyond. Hydrangeas. However, as we have to start somewhere, I thought a brilliant place to start might just be winter and how we look after our plants because that […]

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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. […]