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Your local allotment needs you!

Your local allotment needs you!

What can we do to ensure that our allotments are getting the love that they deserve? Locally to me in Hertfordshire, there are some sites which have been threatened with… Read more »

The Good Life in Practice

The Good Life in Practice

I am a 24 year old attempting to live more eco-friendly. I first lived in Suffolk but now live in a small flat in a village in Switzerland. I have… Read more »

How to improve clay or sandy soils with leafmould

How to improve clay or sandy soils with leafmould

How to improve clay or sandy soils with leafmould Leafmould is the black gold of gardening. Ten or more years back, I worked in nursery on a rare hill on… Read more »

How To Landscape Your Garden and Backyard Like A Professional

How To Landscape Your Garden and Backyard Like A Professional

How To Landscape Your Garden and Backyard Like A Professional Outside, the temperatures are dropping. In New York, it has started snowing on a regular basis and residents are getting… Read more »

Under the Weather

Under the Weather

‘Under the Weather’ As I sit here at noon on a Wednesday, my home has been enveloped by a huge dark cloud once again and the rain is misting out… Read more »

Trees for small gardens

Trees for small gardens

Deciding what small tree to squeeze into a modern pint-pot garden can be a real problem. A look at a tree nursery list will have you salivating but if space… Read more »

Wild Ferments!

Wild Ferments!

Wild Ferments! Most of us tend to view the world of microbes with some suspicion, convinced that these bugs can do us harm or make us unwell, in fact there… Read more »

Steve’s Derbyshire Allotment

Steve’s Derbyshire Allotment

I can’t say I like anything at all about the dark drab dull winter months, I am very much a summer person and absolutely love the sunshine on my face… Read more »

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two)

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two)

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two) There is a famous quote by Thomas Fuller (English Churchman and historian) that goes “No garden is without its weeds”…. Read more »

Different uses for a hedge

Different uses for a hedge

Hedges – they’re not just for protection and privacy! Read Catharine Howard’s guest blog on the best uses for the humble hedge. Different uses for a hedge WHY does the… Read more »