Great Autumn Clean Up

Great Autumn Clean Up

With the end of daylight savings and the clocks behind us, it is getting dark what seems like a lot earlier than by an hour. The desire to just leave the garden as it is and stay indoors and eat pumpkin soup is quite strong. But there is still loads to be done in the garden
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Top Tasks for Autumn

Top Tasks for Autumn

Autumn is planting time for almost everything you could want to plant, but it is the very best time to sow new lawns and to plant trees, and the only time to plant spring flowering bulbs.
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Greenlife Matters

We know plants and green spaces are good for us. But did you know plants can provide health & wellbeing, economic, social and sustainable environmental solutions?
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Legionnaires' Disease

Gardening is an enjoyable and healthy pastime. However each year a few gardeners contract legionnaires' disease. There are simple steps you can take to lessen the risk.
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Hanging on to the heat

Hanging on to the heat

Summer may have left us, but there are still crops to harvest. I have worked hard in my garden for the last eight months to store up treasures for the cold winter months ahead. Many of the vegetables have provided a rich fare for our meals throughout the warmer months.
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Just a Bit Tired

Just a Bit Tired

It seems like an age ago that we were wrapped up in the excitement of seed sowing for the new season. And were indeed wrapped up ourselves, warmly. There was such great hope and promise held in store.
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Essential Ingredients

Essential Ingredients

When fresh fruit and veges are the order of the day, it makes sense to grow your own. Sue Linn talks to a gardener driven by her desire for top quality food.
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Autumn makeover

Autumn makeover

Autumn is a great time for doing a garden makeover. The soil is still warm after the summer sun but also moist from the morning dew and more regular rain. The lingering sun and mild temperatures provide perfect growing conditions
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Autumn inspiration


The benefits of beetroot

The benefits of beetroot

Highly nutritious beetroot is well worth growing. Naturopath Meryn Wakelin shines the light on this underrated root crop and shares a chocolate cake recipe with a twist
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Love your lawn this Autumn

Love your lawn this Autumn

A lovely lawn gives a feeling of peace and comfort. Autumn is a great time to give your lawn the love it deserves, and the very best time to create a lovely new lawn - a soothing green space to come home to after a day's work in the concrete jungle.
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Seven ways to grow apples in a small garden

Seven ways to grow apples in a small garden

The fresher the fruit, the crunchier, sweeter and more nutritious it is. The best way to eat an apple is straight from the tree. Autumn is harvest time and it's also the very best time to plant a new apple tree.
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25 fabulous shrubs for small gardens

25 fabulous shrubs for small gardens

Planting evergreen shrubs is one of the easiest ways to achieve a low maintenance garden that looks great all year round.
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