Tag Archives: Compost

Propagating Box Hedging

Over the last few months we’ve been rather busy laying a new drive at our home.  This has involved some fairly extensive ground clearance and to my husband’s great delight the hiring of a mini digger!!  We’re finally at the stage where we … Continue reading

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Planting Hydrangeas And Sowing First Swift Potatoes

The most magnificent hydrangeas I’ve ever seen are in the gardens of Cornwall, where the climate and soil type are perfect for these beautiful flowers to thrive. Unfortunately,  I live at the foot of the South Downs where the soil isn’t conducive to … Continue reading

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Planting Summer Bulbs and Delphiniums

It’s been wet and windy on the farm this morning, so perfect conditions for planting a selection of summer bulbs! With dibber in hand, I’ve braced the elements to plant 100 flower bulbs that will hopefully bloom between July and September. Planting Summer … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Delicious Winter Salad On The Windowsill

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year, is to grow more of my own food, and I’ve kick started the year off by sowing some mixed winter  salad leaves . I bought my seeds and Jiffy Windowsill Propagator from … Continue reading

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Planting Indoor Hyacinths

If, like me, you can’t wait until spring for the heady scent of hyacinths, why don’t you plant an indoor variety.  They’re often so much cheaper than anything you can buy in the shops and make wonderful homemade presents. Over the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Making Your Own Compost

If  you haven’t already got one, now is a fabulous time of year for making your own compost bin.  It’s extremely easy and will give you the most fantastic sense of achievement when it comes to nourishing your soil next … Continue reading

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