Plan Your June Activities

  RHS top tips for this month. Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds. Be waterwise. Harvest salads and early potatoes. Position Summer hanging baskets and containers outside. Pinch out the side shoots on tomatoes. Mow the lawn every week. Plant out Summer bedding. Stake tall or floppy plants. Prune Spring flowering shrubs. Shade greenhouses to help with cooling and […]

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Pollinators Are In Serious Decline

Pollinators Are In Serious Decline Everyone knows that pollinators, i.e. insects that pollinate our flowers and crops, are in serious decline and we are being encouraged to do everything possible to help them, not least by planting flowers, shrubs and trees that can supply accessible pollen. Typical of the advice that you will find in magazines and the media is […]

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We Are Surrounded By Poisons

  You may not realise it, but we are surrounded by poisons in the shape mainly of plants and trees. Our rural ancestors knew what to eat and what to avoid but as we become increasingly divorced from an understanding of the countryside, we are losing that knowledge. The recent interest in foraging carries that risk and children are always […]

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Your Garden Programme for March

There will be a lot of activity on the allotments as the month goes on. The people you see there will be waiting patiently to move the plants they have been growing on window sills, under cloches or in the greenhouse, into the soil. It is an exciting time of year with longer days and, hopefully, less cold. Anyone with […]

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