May mayhem! Grow-how tips for late spring

A great many aspects of our normal lives have stalled during these strange and difficult Covid times, but the garden certainly hasn’t! Lots of glorious spring sunshine and now some much-needed rain have brought the plants on with wild abandon and there is much to be done. Let’s get going with trimming some some perennials, making softwood cuttings and thinning veg seedlings amongst other things………….. I want flowers ALL summer! If you’ve got lots of perennial plants in your flower garden – and regular readers of this column will know that I LOVE perennials! – then they will be...

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The wonderful world of ….weeding! – GrowHow tips for April

As we battle on through these challenging Covid-times, anyone with an outside patch to tend has been very grateful for the distraction, therapy and pleasure that it offers during national lockdown. And there is SO MUCH to do at this time of year! Let’s get on with a few jobs, including tackling the weeds and pruning big shrubs…….. The best way to weed I think it’s probably a fair bet that a lot of you have never done so much gardening in your lives as you’re doing now! And we Growbags are hoping that once you’ve tried it, you...

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Let’s keep growing! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Are any of your seeds germinating yet? If you joined the3growbags on our fortnight-long veg sprint, they might be. If you didn’t catch it but would like to start growing veg, there’s absolutely time to get going here. In any case until a more normal stride returns, we’d love to keep in touch. For the next six weeks, we’d like to share a post each Wednesday giving a veggie garden update, a recipe for home-grown veg (from a Growbag husband of course, we’re pretty hopeless) and a short ‘nature-note’ reminding us of the sights and sounds that come for...

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Primroses

It’s all kicking off in the garden: Grow-How tips for early April

WELCOME! To all our new subscribers who’ve joined us through our #DigYourOwnaForCorona campaign. Every other weekend, Elaine writes some horticultural tips for our blog, and the weekends in-between, we girls write a post together full of gardening chat, some fun, and not a little sisterly banter! In these very difficult times, many people have turned to their gardens and gardening to help them through. Calming, absorbing yet exciting – growing plants offers it all! So let’s get on with some jobs – looking after your seedlings, dividing primroses and pruning shrubs are among the items on the agenda today………...

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