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    Hydrangeas – Beyond the Mop Head

    I recently had the great pleasure of spending three hours walking round the garden of the 82 year old hydrangea expert and breeder, Maurice Foster. Despite the fact the temperature had plummeted from 28º the previous day...

    15th September 2017Stephanie's Blog17 reading right nowRead More »
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    Tomatoes There are only so many tomatoes that can be eaten fresh when the plants are at peak production, so I have been oven-roasting (slowly) the cherry tomatoes with olive garlic, thyme, pepper and salt and then pack...

    14th September 2017Stephanie's Blog8 reading right nowRead More »
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    Gem Squash – Everyone should Grow Them

    I’m a bit mystified as to why more people don’t grow gem squash.  I do understand that if space is an issue they may require a bit more effort than courgettes, but given that they can be trained up a sturdy wooden trip...

    8th September 2017In The Garden13 reading right nowRead More »
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    Getting Your Own Allotment

    It’s a good idea to scout around your local area to find the nearest site – ideally within walking distance. This isn’t always possible, especially in urban areas, but getting there should not be a hassle, or you will q...

    4th September 2017Stephanie's Blog9 reading right nowRead More »
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