Monthly Archives: March 2012

Garden Photography – the frost’s not over yet!

I’ve been sent some great pictures by my Dad, who’s a photographer. I thought it was interesting that they’re so recent (last week) but still very frosty-looking, despite the lovely weather we’ve been having here in Essex. But I think … Continue reading

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Gardening Stories – Chapter Three

Part of the horticulture diploma is to learn landscaping and construction skills. During these lessons we were to learn how to build walls, make fences and lay paving – perfect for anyone wanting to be a landscaper. Although Mira & I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Volcanic Rockdust

Volcanic Rockdust is an up-and-coming new concept for fertiliser/soil re-mineraliser. It’s made from crushed volcanic rock,mixed with what looks like quite a rich soil. I picked this up at the Edible Garden Show at the weekend. I wonder if it … Continue reading

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The easy way to get free Hellebores

If you like value for money when you’re plant shopping, Hellebores are pretty hard to beat. They’re one of those plants that just keep on giving, and you’ll never regret buying one. Plant it in a permanent position in garden soil … Continue reading

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March Gardening and Thumbeelina Discovery!

The sun peeped through the clouds a few times yesterday, and it’s surprising how much more you seem to see in the garden when it does. These bumble bees caught my eye – they appeared to be having a snooze inside Crocus … Continue reading

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