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10 Tips on Decorating This Christmas…

Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 11:12 AM
posted by Elizabeth

…and no holly in sight!! This is the round up of the fab tweetorial during last night’s #WoolliesAskAlison with Alison Marsden… It’s December and many people create wreaths for their front door, so here are some great ideas from the garden: Skimmia: fairly dull through summer but earns its keep in winter […]






Country Hedges

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 07:12 AM
posted by Hannah

I love this time of year particularly out in the country, looking at native hedges and the berries that have brighten the Autumn and fed the birds. Some time ago I planted a hazel hedge along the side if the allotment plot, in an effort to provide some shelter from the […]






Water Butts

Sunday, November 27, 2016 @ 03:11 PM
posted by Lizzy

I’ve just looked out of the window and it’s lashing down Uugh! Not really a day for the garden, but it has reminded me of something that I can and should do now: set up water butts for a source of good clean water, which will be just where I […]






Top Tips on Choosing Gardening Tools as Christmas Presents

Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 07:11 AM
posted by Philly

Ooooh, it’s Black Friday! And fresh from last night’s #WoolliesAskAlison, here are Alison’s top tips on choosing gardening tools as Christmas pressies! Secateurs: choose bright colour so they’re easy to spot, look for adjustable opening if recipient has small hands Secateurs: worth looking for Ratchet type if weak hands/wrists so can […]






Crop Rotation

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 09:11 AM
posted by Lizzy

At this time of year I really try to make the most of any decent weather that November gives, try not to procrastinate, and just get on with it. There is more than a little truth in the old saying “a stitch in time saves a nine” because for gardeners and would […]