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COMPETITION: Are you a Passionate Plotter?

COMPETITION: Are you a Passionate Plotter?

17 June 2015

WIN £1500 worth of kit! We are looking for the UK’s most passionate fruit and veggie grower, and now veg plots are starting to fill up with tasty crops, it is the perfect time to take some photographs and enter our competition.

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Log your 'hog on The BIG Hedgehog Map

Log your 'hog on The BIG Hedgehog Map

28 July 2015

A third of our hedgehogs have been lost in the UK in the last ten years and now over 34,000 volunteers are helping to stem the decline.

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Braving Heligan's Rope Bridge

Braving Heligan's Rope Bridge

23 July 2015

25 years since the landmark Lost Gardens of Heligan was rediscovered by Sir Tim Smit and John Nelson, HRH Prince Charles has tackled the Heligan Jungle and crossed Heligan’s Rope Bridge.

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Competitions

Win £300 worth of fuel cards with Direct Line motor insurance

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 31st August 2015

Let's be frank. There's nothing more frustrating than a bump to your car. It can happen to the best of us and it's always at the most inconvenient time possible. As if that wasn't annoying enough, you find out that you can't use your car for another 3 weeks.

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Win tickets to The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 11th September 2015

We have 20 pairs of tickets to give away for The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show. The event, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is set to attract thousands more visitors at its new spacious and contemporary venue, ExCel, London from 25-27 September.

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Feature Articles

Tomato & fennel tartto & fennel tart

Tomato & fennel tartto & fennel tart

17 June 2015

The joy of growing your own tomatoes is not only for the superior flavour but also for the choice of colours. To create a vibrant looking dish, try using different-coloured tomatoes for this tart.

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Videos

How to Sow Tomatoes | MINI-GROWING GUIDES

19 January 2015

Sow seeds in a pot or tray of compost and cover with a light dusting of compost or vermiculite. Keep warm at 21*c. If you can’t provide heat don’t sow until the warmer weeks of late February and March on the windowsill.

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Blogs

'Tis the season to season

'Tis the season to season

10 December 2014

With Christmas and the holiday season upon us my thoughts are turned to seasoning for this festive season. What self-respecting bird would be complete without some well seasoned stuffing?

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It's show time!

It's show time!

26 September 2014

People's motives for growing plants vary. For some it's about economy, for others it's purely for enjoyment or knowing where your produce comes from and what goes into it. And then there are those who “Grow to Show”.

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Diary Dates

Arley Hall gears up for the Great British Food Festival

Arley Hall gears up for the Great British Food Festival

27 July 2015

Preparations are well under way for the Great British Food Festival taking place at Arley Hall, nr Northwhich in Cheshire, September 19-20, 10.00am-5pm.

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Current Issue: August 2015

Issue August 2015

FREE! Claim your blueberry plant
Try something new: Grow your own apricots
Be inspired! Make a herb spiral; add fizz to summer drinks; grow plums & globe artichokes
Quick & Easy: Joe Maiden's guide to leafy salads
Save Cash: With Charles Dowding's seed-saving tips
Beat pests: Advice for healthier crops - 6-page guide
Ask our experts: Your gardening problems solved by Bob Flowerdew & Anne Swithinbank
Plus: Delicious recipes for your home-grown produce

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