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Making environmentally friendly newspaper pots

Making Newspaper Pots Why not have a go at these newspaper pots. They’re a little fiddly, but break down in the soil and are plastic free. 1. Firstly, take out a whole sheet from the newspaper and cut it in half and put one piece aside. 2. Fold the bottom up to the...

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Flower Shows

See the dates for this years RHS flower shows 2018. The best nurseries/horticultural groups create beautiful gardens at these shows to show off their plants and garden designs.  You will see all types of gardens including, water gardens, architectural gardens, cottage...

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My flower show experiences.

Whilst working at a large nursery, I regularly attended the big flower shows such as Chelsea and Hampton Court.  These were definitely experiences I will not forget. Leaving Cornwall the early hours of the morning in a 7 and a half ton lorry laden with thousands of...

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George’s Community Rose Garden

Answering gardening questions on the radio has been one of the most nerve racking things I have ever done. The questions come flying in, you don’t know what is coming next, one moment you’re talking about house plants and the next you’re on the allotment. As I’ve...

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The History of Allotments

  Allotments are becoming increasingly popular and in certain areas including my local areas.  There are long waiting lists.  My wife’s uncle has an allotment in Camborne and I am looking forward to finding out what they are growing this year and hopefully...

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Sooty Mould Web

Over the past few months I have been asked a lot of questions about a black mould on Camellia leaves. This is quite a common problem and not just for Camellias. This mould looks like a smearing of soot, usually along the top of the plant’s leaves. Funnily enough this...

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Hardening Off & Feeding

As we’re now getting into the summer you might be thinking of bringing your bedding plants and pots out into the garden. If you have been growing them in your greenhouse or cold frame, they will probably need hardening off. Hardening off, is introducing the plants...

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Blueing Hydrangeas

The garden flowers are either being enjoyed or getting ready to arrive now and one plant I have been asked a lot about this year is the Hydrangea. Most people like there Hydrangeas to be blue, but don’t always manage to get them that colour as they have the wrong soil...

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