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New daffodil discovered at Cornwall's Pentillie Castle

New daffodil discovered at Cornwall's Pentillie Castle

19 January 2015

Visitors to Cornwall may catch sight of a newly discovered cultivar of daffodils found in the grounds of Pentillie Castle, a favourite base for keen garden enthusiasts who have travelled down to see Cornwall’s spring colour.

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Free sweet pea seeds for schools competition

Free sweet pea seeds for schools competition

19 January 2015

Any of Britain's schools which would like the chance to win £250 by growing sweet peas this summer for Mr Fothergill's national competition are being given an added incentive by the Suffolk seedsman with the offer of free seed.

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Low GI trend spikes demand for sweet potato slips

Low GI trend spikes demand for sweet potato slips

12 January 2015

Carb-conscious organic garden growers are increasingly choosing to grow sweet potatoes, well known for their low Glyceamic Index (GI) in addition to their high fibre, vitamin and mineral content.

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Competitions

Win 5 pairs of tickets to The Edible Garden Show

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

We are excited to announce a competition to win 5 pairs of tickets to The Edible Garden Show. Each ticket gives you free entry into Good Life Live! With new exhibitors, new speakers and celebrities, hands on demonstrations, free parking, free shuttle buses and a shop and drop service, The Edible Garden Show 2015 is set to be the best yet!

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CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 5th February 2015

15 readers to win their very own VegTrug Poppy and Patio Planter Kit!

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Feature Articles

2015 KG Feature Index

14 January 2015

Issue no. 208 January 2015 to issue no. 219 December 2015

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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

Holker Garden Festival welcomes familiar gardening faces to its 23rd show

19 January 2015

South Cumbria’s annual summer horticultural celebration, The Holker Garden Festival, is this year marking its 23rd show with the attendance of ethnobotanist and TV gardening personality James Wong.

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