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Top Tips on Veg Planning for 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Elizabeth

Stay safe, warm and dry indoors, sort out your grow your own plan and order vegetable seeds for harvesting this summer: Check use-by dates on seed packets from last year.  Some seeds remain viable for years but some, for example parsnip are short lived Plan how many to sow: Runner beans can give 25kg […]

10 Tips on Winter Pruning

Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Philly

One of the resolutions from last week was to tackle pruning overgrown shrubs while dormant. Here are Alison’s top 10 tips on Winter Pruning… Deciduous shrubs and trees are easier to prune in winter without leaves so you can see what you’re doing Avoid frosty weather as newly cut surfaces can […]

10 Tips on New Year Gardening Resolutions…

Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 09:01 AM
posted by Elizabeth

Happy New Year from us all in the Woolly Green potting shed! Last night for #WoolliesAskAlison, Alison came up with some fab suggestions for gardening resolutions for a great 2017! Use up last year’s seed packets before buying new: most will last another year if the foil envelope is resealed […]

Busting Garden Jargon

Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 11:12 AM
posted by Hannah

Last night, our tweetorial from Alison was all about helpful definitions while you plan your spring planting… after all, for some of us, deep Winter is all about planning for the Spring, making resolutions and taking stock. And if you’re new to all this? Some of the terminology can be […]

Planning Ahead: Different Veggies

Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by Elizabeth

It’s time to settle down with seed catalogues and dream about next year’s  harvest. Alison’s got some great tips on what you could be growing: Globe Artichoke: Perennial, flowers year 1 and larger yield to year 3 then divide; keep watered and mulch crown in cold winter Aubergine: half hardy […]