Gardening Blog

The Knepp Castle Re-Wilding Project

The Knepp Castle Re-Wilding Project

I spent most of last weekend loafing around Kent and Sussex as I was keen to visit a few gardens while the season still has some life left in it. One of the high … Read more

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23.08.2019

The Fabulous Solitary Bee

The Fabulous Solitary Bee

I don't know whether you know this already but of the 267 species of bee in the U.K. and Ireland, 90% of them are solitary bees. Solitary bees don't produce … Read more

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12.08.2019

Bee friendly Planting Tips and Ideas

Bee friendly Planting Tips and Ideas

It is rare you come out of a pub with anything useful but it was a chance encounter in a local hostelry which led to a complete transformation in my garden. P … Read more

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03.07.2019

How to Protect Vegetables From Birds

How to Protect Vegetables From Birds

It's always nice to see birds and other wildlife out in the garden until they start destroying crops. Shortly after sowing seeds, birds can become a problem in a … Read more

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14.02.2018

10,000 Bees

10,000 Bees

I rarely get out these days but myself and Niall always try to squeeze in a relaxing pint on a Friday evening. Pubs whether you like or loath them are great p … Read more

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16.10.2013

Letters to a Beekeeper

Letters to a Beekeeper

As I've mentioned in my bee article I have accidentally ended up with a hive of bees. This is all fine and well but clearly I need to learn a lot more about t … Read more

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13.10.2013

Keeping Chickens with Fiona Dillon

Keeping Chickens with Fiona Dillon

Niall is a terrible man for the Chickens and always has a selection of birds running around the place. I keep meaning to get started myself (I have a 4 year o … Read more

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15.03.2013

Poulet Vous? Ah Ha!

Poulet Vous? Ah Ha!

We have a treat for you this month as Niall has put his head above the literary parapet and written an article! In answer to one of our facebook queries Nial … Read more

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19.02.2012