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Wonderful Wildflowers

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM
posted by Lizzy

With half term either coming up, or here already, here’s a nice little project to do on a sunny afternoon with the kids. You can either sow a wildflower meadow onto open ground or establish one on grassland or a lawn. Step 1: Order your chosen seeds. The easiest thing [...]

Feeling blue

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 03:10 PM
posted by Elizabeth

Hot on the heels of the fruity chat during last week’s #WoolliesAskAlison on twitter and on the back of disgusting and depressing weather we thought we’d take a look at Blueberries! They’re a superfood and *super* over priced in shops. So, grow your own! Here’s all you need to know… [...]

Plant Me – Anytime

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 11:10 AM
posted by Lizzy

The summer baskets and tubs are still going, but now the winter nights are getting considerably cooler, they’re looking a bit past their prime.  When I finally got down to the garden centre last Sunday (nearly always the last customer in there!) there wasn’t too much left to choose from, [...]

Fruity Talk!

Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 04:10 PM
posted by Elizabeth

I was having a v fruity conversation with a neighbour of mine the other day. She was lamenting her lack of crop on her first time runner beans and tomatoes. Meanwhile I looked on enviously at her lovely looking Raspberry crop! As a very new gardener, I still don’t understand [...]

Scarify the lawn

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
posted by Lizzy

If you want a beautiful lawn like this one next summer, it’s time to give the lawn a good old de-thatch! Unless you’ve got too big a patch of green, use up a wire rake to loosen and lift all the dead stuff and moss, both of which can go [...]