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Growing Tutorials

Planting Garden Bulbs

Flowering bulbs are ideal for container gardening or as part of a vibrant garden border. They are one of the easiest plants to grow and with a little careful planning can provide a beautiful show of colour throughout the year.

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How to Grow Climbing Peas and Beans

Climbing peas and beans are some of my favourite crops in the vegetable garden, they are the ones that epitomise Summer with their attractive flowers and lush growth. There is something ‘active’ about them with their reaching, coiling and climbing … Continue reading

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How to Create a Raised Bed Herb Garden

A raised bed can provide the perfect environment for creating a herb garden. It can be positioned anywhere that suits you and can be maintained easily. A selection of plants can be mixed for a diverse range of foliage and … Continue reading

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How to Germinate Seeds Successfully

A plant seed is created to grow and will perform that task admirably once given the opportunity. For successful germination seeds need a suitable growing medium, moderate moisture and warmth to sprout, and enough light and space to thrive.

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Frost Protection in the Garden

As Winter approaches it is important to consider safeguarding your plants from cold weather and the damage that can be caused by inadequate frost protection. All weather conditions play a part in maintaining the health of a plant, regulating water … Continue reading

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Garden Pests

Vegetable Garden Pests Seeing your vegetable crops decimated by pests can be a very disheartening sight and it can happen seemingly overnight if proper preventative methods aren’t applied. Once the garden pest or pests have been identified you can go … Continue reading

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Irrigation in the Vegetable Garden

Regular watering and sensible irrigation is essential to the development of any plant, it is crucial for healthy growth and successful fruiting. Water is drawn from the root of the plant and transported through its capillary system, transferring valuable nutrients … Continue reading

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What Is Compost?

What is compost? In gardening terms the word compost can be confusing as it can refer to garden compost you make yourself or for bags of peat compost you would purchase from a garden centre. In their essence they are … Continue reading

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Diseases in the Vegetable Garden

Perfectly healthy plants can be affected by air, water or soil borne diseases at any time. Understanding the causes, identifying them early and taking effective action will help you establish and maintain a healthy vegetable garden. Anthracnose. This is a … Continue reading

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Top Ten Garden Pests

The unwelcome garden visitors that come back every year. Here’s a rundown of who they are and how to send them away. Slugs. These garden molluscs, along with their close relative the snail, are one of the most elusive pests … Continue reading

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