Digging this tip-top spade big time!

Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Long-Handled Digging Spade I absolutely must tell you about my new favourite garden tool! It’s a Sophie Conran Long-Handled Digging Spade which has been introduced this year by Burgon & Ball. It has replaced my old and trusted border spades, for whenever I am busy in the borders, planting, unearthing or dividing things.  And that is for a number of reasons: I am quite a tall lady gardener and the length feels just right for comfortable digging. It might not be for everyone, but I really like the T-shaped handle for when I need to...

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Sorting Spades and Pruning Late Clematis – Grow-How Tips for early February

With the lengthening days and snowdrops making their entrance, thoughts are definitely turning to the glorious gardening year ahead. So let’s get cracking on some handy tasks to set the scene like top-dressing plants in pots, taking some root-cuttings, and cleaning up the tools ready for the great Spring Push……. TOP-DRESSING FOR TOP SHRUBS Many, many people grow shrubs in pots for all sorts of reasons. For instance: to save on space; to give the plant the specialist soil it likes; for moveability if the plant is less than fully hardy or only gorgeous for a short season………..etc. The temptation is...

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