20 September 2014
Visitors to West Dean Gardens, near Chichester, will once again be able to enjoy the beautiful sunken garden which has reopened after a six year period of restoration.
- Black tomatoes… how do you tell they’re ripe?
- The urban allotment joins the Grand Designs Live show
- Westland top soil delivers authentic First World War experience
- London's 16th 'City Harvest Festival'
- Smashing pumpkins
- Snowdrops planted to commemorate First World War
- Urban garden supplies local hotel with fresh veg
- 'Grow! Eat! Cook!' at West Dean Gardens
- New web stream goes viral at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Yorkshire chef’s harvest festival allotment party
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 13th November 2014
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CLOSING DATE: Friday, 10th October 2014
6x pairs of Okatsune standard secateurs 2x places on the Advanced Vegetable Gardening and Self-Sufficiency course 12x Refreshing Exfoliation Treatments
3 September 2014
Root crops such as carrots, celeriac and beetroot are very hardy and in many areas can be left in the ground over winter for harvesting as needed unless you need the soil to plant other crops. However, in very wet winters they may rot and also slugs, especially the little black keeled slugs, may take their toll. In cold areas or on wet soils therefore lift the roots, clean and trim them and store them in dry sand or dried, recycled growing bag compost in boxes for the winter.
Other Feature Articles
26 September 2014People’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’.
12 February 2014The timing of this blog was inspired by a very special little girl. This delightful little thing was sitting in her high chair with a small tomato in each hand biting into them alternately and really savouring the flavour. Interestingly, neither of her parents likes tomatoes so it is nice to see them letting her try things for herself. I’m guessing her mum might be growing some cherry tomatoes this year!
1 October 2014
Countryside Live, the rural showcase, which takes place in Harrogate this month, is hoping to encourage more people to take up flower arranging. Organisers will be equipping visitors with cut flowers and foliage to enable them to ‘have-a-go’ at what will be the 12th show.
Current Issue: Oct 2014
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♦ Winning ways with winter herbs
♦ How to store pumpkins
♦ Grow your own patio orchard
♦ Succeed with cucumbers
♦ Best fruit picking kit tested
♦ Build a cold frame
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