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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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Mr Fothergill's Award for Best Student

Mr Fothergill's Award for Best Student

2 September 2015

Capel Manor College's horticultural student Dee Parry is the 2015 winner of Mr Fothergill's Award for the student who has demonstrated the highest skills in plant care and propagation. She was recently presented with a commemorative shield and a bursary of £500 by the company’s joint-managing director John Fothergill.

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New glasshouse for Cardigan Castle

New glasshouse for Cardigan Castle

19 August 2015

A new glasshouse has been built at Cardigan Castle, South Wales. With more than 844 years of history, designing and building a 21st Century glasshouse in the Castle’s kitchen garden has not been without its challenges.

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Competitions

Kitchen Garden September 2015 Giveaways

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 11th September 2015

This month: We have two free places on the Edible Gardening Made Easy course, each worth £145, to give away. We have 15 pairs of tickets, each worth £36, to give away. We have 15 sets of Phytaoil and Phytalotion, each worth a total of £20.98, to give away. We have four three-litre tubs of Fasad in the winners' choice of colour, worth £73.95 including delivery, to give away. We have 25 pairs of Safety Boot Socks (one size fits 6-11) worth £12 to give away.

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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

Totally Thames Festival: A River and a Garden

Totally Thames Festival: A River and a Garden

2 September 2015

Totally Thames takes place throughout September and brings the river to life with an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events throughout the 42-mile stretch of the Thames in London.

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Issue Sept 2015

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