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Compost Recipes

Compost Recipes

  Elizabeth McCorquodale mixes up some sustainable compost recipes for all your different gardening needs Plunging a hand into a bucket of well-rotted, home-made compost or leaf-mould is always a very satisfying thing. Plunging it into a bag of proprietary, shop-bought potting mix is usually a bit of a disappointment, and that disappointment often comes […]

By January 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
What is Intercropping

What is Intercropping

      Mark Abbott-Compton from Learn How to Garden takes advantage of intercropping to maximise plot space – a great technique for getting better harvests from smaller plots with minimum effort. Intercropping ‒ or catch cropping ‒ is quite simply one of the best ways to maximise the amount of crops you can get […]

By January 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
2018 Potato Days Listings

2018 Potato Days Listings

We’ve pulled together just some of the events taking place up and down the country. It’s worth contacting your own local garden society or allotment group too, as often ‘pop-up’ events are held which can be informal but very rewarding and fruitful. Please note that a number of the listings fall short on some information so […]

By January 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Quick Growing Veg

Quick Growing Veg

Elizabeth McCorquodale sorts out some of the fastest-growing vegetable varieties for your plot and your plate, with our brief for a maximum three-month waiting time Although we might not necessarily all think of gardening as a year-round affair, we do generally regard it as a pastime that fills all of the warmer months. But what […]

By October 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Weeds – friend or foe?

Weeds – friend or foe?

Whilst acknowledging the inconvenience of weeds in a garden, award-winning gardening and environment author, John Walker, extolls their wider and more important value to our ecosystem in his latest book, Weeds. (Please see the offer at the end of this article)  @earthFgardener www.earthfriendlygardener.net Weeds are amazing. When I stumble upon a clump of creeping thistle, […]

Setting up and Looking After Raised Beds

Setting up and Looking After Raised Beds

Mark Abbott-Compton guides us through setting up and preparing the ideal growing environment for your veg. One of the commonest things I am asked is, “How do I increase the amount of vegetables harvested from the garden?” Well, over the years, gardens have become smaller and smaller, and many people no longer want to devote […]

Brush Cutter Vs. String Trimmer

Brush Cutter Vs. String Trimmer

When it comes time to knock down those pesky weeds, you may find yourself wondering which tool would be best for you, a brush cutter or string trimmer. There is a huge difference between the two. One is meant for tidying up the yard  and the other is meant for clearing dense areas of brush […]

By January 5, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Saving Farm Terrace Allotments

Saving Farm Terrace Allotments

The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) believes supporting the Farm Terrace Allotments Campaign Group now could mean not having to fight to save your own site in the future. Although all the policy criteria for allotment disposal were not met with regard to Farm Terrace Allotments, the council claimed, and the Secretary […]

By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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