RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016


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I’ve seen this year in the press that the RHS Chelsea Flower has not failed to impress and I wish I was able to go. My dear old Mum was lucky enough to visit though and she’s kindly sent me some images – but believe me, if you can go I would strongly advise that […]

May 25, 2016

Allotment alternatives in the UK


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About a month ago I published an article offering advice on how to get an allotment and how to deal with high waiting lists, since then I’ve come across other schemes and alternatives to an allotment, which are helping people get access to green space where they can start growing their own fruit and vegetables. I’d […]

February 28, 2016

Spring has sprung!


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It’s always good to just sit back and observe. Spring is such a great time of year, everything is fresh and new and with the days getting longer you just find yourself becoming more and more enthusiastic about growing your own. The daffodils and bulbs that poke through also make for a pleasant and welcome […]

February 18, 2016

The meaning of every rose colour


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The mystery and romance surrounding the rose have captivated man since time began. As a result, the rose can relate to a range of emotions including love, passion, beauty, war and even politics. In the run up to Valentines Day, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a range of different roses and colours that petrol stations […]

February 14, 2016

An Allotment..How to get one


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I bet you’re wondering “how do I get an allotment?” Well, seeing as it’s a new year and all that – I can imagine that many of you will be toying with the idea of starting something new. Getting hold of a plot these days is no mean feet due to the increasing waiting lists […]

January 3, 2016

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016


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Hello there and here’s to wishing you a happy new year and hoping 2016 is a healthy and fruitful year for you. I have to admit, this entire winter season has come as a surprise due to the unusually high temperatures, lack of frost, torrential downfall and of course… storm Frank. This unseasonably warm weather has caused daffodils […]

January 1, 2016