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Growing Peas

Growing Peas

How to Grow Peas Fresh peas straight from the pod! Wandering down to the garden on a hot summer’s day and gathering bags full of peas is one of life’s little pleasures. Bring along the kids and the dog to see everyone happy, gathering and munching the day away. Once …

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Growing Courgettes

Courgette

The fabulous courgette, an over-producer and one of the easiest plants to grow for beginners. Every garden should have at least one! Courgettes grow rapidly from seed and require little maintenance except watering and some slug defence, so they are a good way to introduce yourself or your children to …

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Growing Fruit Trees

Fruiting Plum Tree

Fruit Trees There is nothing like wandering down to your own little orchard on lazy late summer days. Watching your own fruits swell and turn dark in colour before you pluck them from the tree is one of gardening’s true pleasures. Here are some things to consider when planning to …

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Edible Perennials

Picked Blackberry

It is morning and warm shafts of light pierce the kitchen windows. The cat lounges where they fall, birds are out in song and snowdrops nod approvingly. Your soul lifts as you realize that finally the first days of spring are upon us. While drinking your morning brew your head …

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Growing Carrots

Growing Carrots

The Beginner’s Guide To Growing Carrots Second only to the potato, the carrot is one of the most popular vegetables in the world. For gardeners, the carrot is by far the most diverse and simple root vegetable to grow. Even those without a green thumb can manage to reap a …

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Growing Strawberries

Strawberry Plant Fruiting

Strawberry Fields Forever Strawberries! Where would we be without ravishingly red strawberries, especially while looking at a cold leaden winter sky? Their little, plump, juicy bodies cry out saying ‘shove as many in your mouth as you can’. Personally I don’t think summer has started until you’ve eaten your first …

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