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Frost Protection in the Garden

As Winter approaches it is important to consider protecting your plants from cold weather and the damage that can be caused by frost.  All weather conditions play a part in maintaining the health of a plant, regulating water and nutrient … Continue reading

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How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

Towards the end of summer and into autumn activity in the vegetable garden slows down as crops are fully grown and their fruit begins to ripen. Winter brassicas are bedded in till spring and the work demands ease off. Apart … Continue reading

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What Type of Soil do I have?

Garden soil comes in many forms depending on consistency and nutrient content. By identifying and understanding the type of soil you have you can create a workable medium suitable for cultivation. Clay soils are heavy with high moisture content and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Garden Pests

The unwelcome garden visitors that come back every year. Here’s a rundown of who they are and how to send them away. Slugs. These garden molluscs, along with their close relative the snail, are one of the most elusive pests … Continue reading

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Ten Essential Tips for Gardening Beginners

1 Planning. Decide what you want to do with your vegetable garden and spend time working out the best way to achieve it. There are so many choices –fruit or vegetables, greenhouse or polytunnel, work out what suits you and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Trouble-Free Vegetable Crops for Beginners

Our list of easy to grow vegetables all have a good chance of first time success and will give you the skills you need to expand your gardening prowess. Radish. These crispy salad vegetables are quick and easy to grow. … Continue reading

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How to Grow Blueberries and Cranberrries

Blueberries are high in antioxidants so widely regarded as a ‘Superfruit’ (whatever that is) but taking their health benefits apart they are also exceptionally tasty so well worth growing yourself. Also, given the price of shop bought blueberries I figure … Continue reading

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How to grow bare root soft fruit part 3: How to grow Gooseberries

‘How to grow gooseberries’ is intended as a solid introduction to growing this relatively easy to grow fruit bush. For more detailed information on gooseberries please feel free to contact us, we are always delighted to help. Gooseberries can be … Continue reading

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How to grow bare root soft fruit part 2: How to grow Currants

Currants are an excellent fruit for the home gardener as they a relatively trouble free and produce large crops of highly nutritious fruit. Currants are divided into black, red and white types with many varieties to choose from. In general … Continue reading

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How to grow bare root soft fruit part 1: How to grow raspberries

How to grow bare root soft fruit In general and for the purposes of this article, soft fruit refers to soft skinned, juicy fruit borne on bushes or canes. Other types of soft fruit include strawberries, grapes and melons but … Continue reading

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