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    Springing into Action

    There are clear signs that spring has arrived, even though we currently have a brief return to arctic weather. The furry catkins on the pussy willow are fattening and showing silver, the first few flowers are unfurling on...

    21st March 2018In The Garden18 reading right nowRead More »
  • When is the first day of Spring ?

    It might not feel like it given the cold snap we've been experiencing recently but today is the first day of Spring. So to get you in the mood here’s a short video with a few Spring scenes. ...

    20th March 2018General16 reading right nowRead More »
  • gardening books

    Plant-Based Reading

    While I was confined indoors as ‘the beast from the east’ rampaged outdoors, I found myself -  more by chance than design - reading three books that centred on plants in one way or another.  As someone who finds that li...

    7th March 2018Gardening Books15 reading right nowRead More »
  • dahlias

    Preparing to be Dazzled by Dahlias

    If, like me, you dig up your dahlias and store them overwinter – or have bought some new tubers – now is the time to get them potted up and growing-on. Stored dahlias should be removed from whatever you have stored them i...

    20th February 2018In The Garden17 reading right nowRead More »
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