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Aaargh!! Dandelions!

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 10:07 AM
posted by Philly

Why is it, when I’ve got to work sooo hard to keep everything watered and thriving in the garden, the dandelions look lusher than ever? It’s never a good idea to let them flower, because aficionados estimate that a dandelion flower has between 52 and 174 seeds and a single plant [...]

Drying Herbs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 12:07 PM
posted by Lizzy

One of the biggest successes of my garden this year (and last as a matter of fact) is the ‘herb trough’. It’s an old French farmyard animal feeder, which already had a big sludge drainage hole in the bottom and a stand to get it head height for the animals [...]

Beat the birds: our Favourite Five fruit cages

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 09:07 PM
posted by Philly

Birds can be crafty blighters – no soft fruit is safe if they are feeling peckish. This year they outsmarted me completely over my cherry tree. The cherries were just starting to show a bit of colour, the next day I went out and there were none. Stripped bare. Another [...]

Grown Your Own? You Can Keep It!

Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 06:07 PM
posted by Lizzy

My favourite bit of growing my own food is preserving it – whatever that may mean. So I’m going to share some of my top recipes over the next few weeks. And I hope you’ll share yours too If you’re going to preserve things you do need some stuff, not [...]

Deadheading Deal

Friday, July 11, 2014 @ 03:07 PM
posted by Hannah

How can you have a deadheading deal?  Surely, all deadheading means is chopping off the dead flowers from plants? True, the deal isn’t on deadheading as such (but we do love an alliteration at Woolly Green if you hadn’t noticed!), but on a fantastic pair of garden snippers perfect for [...]