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Childhood memories of gardening

Gardening, Lifestyle / Posted by / 23/06/2016
 
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Childhood memories of gardening

Gardening, Lifestyle / Posted by / 23/06/2016
 

I was very lucky as a young child to have two grandads who loved gardening.  Grampy Thorne lived nearby in a house with a large garden.  It was traditionally laid out with a long concrete path with borders on either side.  Towards the bottom of...

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Outdoor Tea Making Tips

Andrew's advice, Lifestyle / Posted by / 03/06/2016
 
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Outdoor Tea Making Tips

Andrew's advice, Lifestyle / Posted by / 03/06/2016
 

Brewing a cup of tea outdoors is one of the joys of summer.  In fact, it’s one of the joys of every season, not just summer.  Even if its blowing a gale, the satisfaction that comes from successfully lighting a fire and making a cup...

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Longevity: Does it matter in the long run?

Andrew's advice, Environment, Product / Posted by / 04/05/2016
 
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Longevity: Does it matter in the long run?

Andrew's advice, Environment, Product / Posted by / 04/05/2016
 

What is it that makes one product more eco-friendly than another?  The sustainability of the raw materials? The energy used in the manufacture?  The carbon footprint?  For every product that we sell we try to weigh up these factors so that wherever possible we are...

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The Easiest Plant Supports

Andrew's advice, Gardening, Uncategorized / Posted by / 19/04/2016
 
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The Easiest Plant Supports

Andrew's advice, Gardening, Uncategorized / Posted by / 19/04/2016
 

Supporting plants in the right way can make an enormous difference to the success of a border, which is a fairly recent revelation for me.  I used to be under the impression that herbaceous plants were self-supporting, much like children at university.  But I now...

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Choosing a hammock

Andrew's advice, Lifestyle / Posted by / 04/03/2016
 
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Choosing a hammock

Andrew's advice, Lifestyle / Posted by / 04/03/2016
 

Colour, comfort and style are all important when considering which hammock to buy, but probably the most important consideration is size. You want a hammock which best fits the space you have available and best accommodates the number of people you’re likely to have in...

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2015: Windfall or Washout?

Andrew's advice, Gardening, Uncategorized / Posted by / 14/01/2016
 
2015: Windfall or Washout

2015: Windfall or Washout?

Andrew's advice, Gardening, Uncategorized / Posted by / 14/01/2016
 

For me, growing vegetables is an ongoing adventure. No sooner has one year ended and I’m itching to get started on the next, to start selecting seeds and making plans. In my head I have already transformed all of last year’s disappointments into successes and...

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Leaf Mould Good Enough to Eat

Andrew's advice, Gardening / Posted by / 10/11/2015
 
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Leaf Mould Good Enough to Eat

Andrew's advice, Gardening / Posted by / 10/11/2015
 

I often feel my leaf mould is good enough to eat. When I spade through the rotted jute leaf sacks, its very tempting to pick out one of the chocolate leaves for a taste. They are like something a fine patisserie would use to decorate...

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Which are the best fruit and vegetables to store?

Andrew's advice, Gardening, Lifestyle / Posted by / 01/10/2015
 
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Which are the best fruit and vegetables to store?

Andrew's advice, Gardening, Lifestyle / Posted by / 01/10/2015
 

I understand the current obsession with fresh seasonal vegetables, I really do. Fresh fruit and veg invariably tastes better and is better for you.  But as with any trend it can be taken too far.  An increasing number of supermarkets and greengrocers seem to think...

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Seed Saving for beginners

Andrew's advice, Edible Garden, Gardening, Lifestyle, Uncategorized / Posted by / 04/09/2015
 
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Seed Saving for beginners

Andrew's advice, Edible Garden, Gardening, Lifestyle, Uncategorized / Posted by / 04/09/2015
 

One of the pleasures of autumn is gathering seeds.  It’s a hopeful optimistic act that conjures up thoughts of the next spring, and by and large it’s pretty simple act.  For most vegetables, all that is needed is for the fruit to be left on...

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Harvesting Vegetables in August – Allotment Tips

Andrew's advice, Edible Garden, Gardening, Lifestyle / Posted by / 29/07/2015
 
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Harvesting Vegetables in August – Allotment Tips

Andrew's advice, Edible Garden, Gardening, Lifestyle / Posted by / 29/07/2015
 

As National Allotment Week beckons it seems like a good time to gather together some wisdom around how best to harvest veg in August.  Having put so much effort in earlier in the year, it’s a shame not to finish the job well. Borlotti Beans...

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