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Growing vertically

Growing vertically

Growing vertically Both of us were staring at the same wall mounted moss collage in a corner of the Grand Marquee at the Chelsea Flower Show. We got chatting and… Read more »

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a cool climate

Crops for a Cool Climate Over the years in which climate change has been discussed in the media, there have been continual suggestions that it will be of benefit to… Read more »

Taking inspiration from The Chelsea Flower Show

Taking inspiration from The Chelsea Flower Show

I have been to Chelsea before – I have always loved it and I’m sure I always will. Never before have I felt so excited about going as I did this year. The… Read more »

Was buying a house called “Brambles” an omen? (Part three)

Was buying a house called “Brambles” an omen? (Part three)

Was buying a house called “Brambles” an omen? (Part three) “Every snow drift has a silver lining?” or “Is it true that gardeners are the world’s greatest optimists?” If you… Read more »

Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 (press day)

Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 (press day)

Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 (press day) The RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its centenary birthday this week, and I was very lucky to receive a press… Read more »

Gardening Adventure – Gardening Beginner!

Gardening Adventure – Gardening Beginner!

Gardening Adventure – Gardening Beginner! My beginner’s garden is still very much that. I still don’t seem to know what I am doing but I think it’s coming together. Though… Read more »

Advice for the new allotment holder

Advice for the new allotment holder

Advice for the new allotment holder This short post is all about string. The string-thing is aimed at new allotment plot holders. As they, like me, may be daunted by… Read more »

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 »