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Making free plants! Grow-how tips for June

Oooft, it’s been proper hot this week round here! Things are bearing up well….so far, but I’m keeping a very wary eye on plants that may struggle, particularly anything planted this spring. In the meantime, how about making easy free plants, cutting sweet peas, and sowing lettuces amongst other jobs… Free plants The price of […]

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Get to grips with your evergreens – Grow how tips for August

Our blazing August continues in the south. Many of us are now finding that we are having to make tough decisions about what to water with cans, and what will just have to be sacrificed – at least for this year.   But even in extreme weather, there are jobs to be done like trimming evergreen […]

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Get the secateurs out! Grow-how tips for August

Once we reach August, I always feel like the year is speeding up – the summer is rushing by too fast!  We need more time to appreciate the lazy, hazy, crazy days! But while we are trying to find moments to appreciate high summer, there are also some jobs that need doing like pruning rambler roses […]

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Bargain plants and parsley pickings – Grow-How tips for August

Here in the parched south, our gardens were greatly revived by the recent welcome rain – just what was needed! We’ve got lots of treats for you this week including a new Veg Update from Laura, and two reviews of products we have been trialling – see the links at the end of this post. […]

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Sorting out the flowery chaos – Grow-how tips for July

By mid-July, the spring freshness has usually left the garden, but we can start to enjoy the fullness and scents of the true summer flowers like lilies, salvias and verbena, and begin to harvest the fruit and veg we sowed and tended so hopefully early in the year. Let’s get on with a bit of […]