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You’re Never too Young (or old) to Garden!
1 year ago

You’re Never too Young (or old) to Garden!

There’s something quite special about sharing your passion for gardening with the children, and they’re never too young to start.

Baby Steps

Even if only crawling, babies will love …
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How to Please Yourself While Pleasing the Children Too
2 years ago

How to Please Yourself While Pleasing the Children Too

Please Yourself While Pleasing the Children

This last week I’ve been stepping out into the garden a lot more as the weather has become pleasantly warm. It’s no secret that …
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Jobs We May Have Missed this Spring
4 years ago

Jobs We May Have Missed this Spring

What We’ve Missed with an Extended Winter

Usually by February I’m dashing outside ready to take in the limited sunshine. In previous years, occasionally, February has thrown up some …
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How to Rear Your Own Turkeys
4 years ago

How to Rear Your Own Turkeys

How to Rear Your Own Turkeys

By Martina Mercer

A month ago we invested in lavender ducks and chickens for our small holding as although we’d kept hundreds of birds before, …
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How to Encourage Children into the Garden
4 years ago

How to Encourage Children into the Garden

Encourage Children to Step Outside

In this day and age with electricity taken for granted many children choose media as a form of entertainment; whether it’s YouTube, Facebook or …
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The Benefits of Bedding Plants
4 years ago

The Benefits of Bedding Plants

By Martina Mercer

I used to avoid bedding plants as much as possible as the annual nature made me believe they were not great value for money.

However over the past …
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Take a Tip From Tom’s Midnight Garden
4 years ago

Take a Tip From Tom’s Midnight Garden

Those of you that have been following my Manor House escapades will understand the huge task that faces me on a weekend as I try to bring the gardens back …
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Vegetables for Border Beauty
4 years ago

Vegetables for Border Beauty

Vegetables for Border Beauty

I started planting vegetables in my flower borders when I had a tiny garden and wanted to maximise the space. However I now have a …
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