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Vegetables growing, birds brooding #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Lordy, what would our ‘good days and bad days’ be like if this lockdown had been in October? Omni-bad, that’s what. As it is, loads of us have ‘things’ growing in gardens, pots or even old shopping bags so let’s see how they’re getting on. And a special Bravo! if you’re growing stuff for the…

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It’s all growing on! #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Most of us have been forced to slow up so let’s make the most of it what ‘lockdown’ can offer. If you’re growing veg (maybe you’ve been following our #DigYourOwnaForCorona campaign), let’s have a look at how that’s going. And what about cooking home produce? Nigel shares a fantastic parsnip and spinach recipe here, and…

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8. Courgettes and Squashes #DigYourOwnaForCorona

Courgettes and squashes are really good fun to grow if you have more than a shoebox of space. Apart from anything else, I love getting so much PLANT from one seed! They are generally easy – even my horticulturally challenged little sister Caroline had roaring success with butternut squash last year! And just a couple…

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Grow-How Tips for July

Once July really kicks in, the goodies keep coming if you’ve done all your earlier spadework – early crops to pick, fruit ripening and flowers everywhere! But no time to rest on your laurels – let’s have a go at pruning the plum trees, taking semi-ripe cuttings and harvesting courgettes, amongst other jobs ……. PRUNING…