Tag Archives: plants

Fighting for space!

There‘s a new seed sowing phenomenon gracing our gardening stores in the form of seed tape and seed discs or mats. Now I know that these are not completely new ideas as seedtape has been available for a while now, but … Continue reading

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That warm and snuggly feeling!

I’m so excited that February has finally arrived.  From a GYO person’s point of view; Let the growing season commence!!! I have spent the last few weeks raring to get growing; especially after my new Christmas present of a heated … Continue reading

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What to do now in January

Happy New Year to you all and my apologies for the late posting for what jobs to do now for January.  The Christmas holiday period is always a busy affair at my home and I have struggled to find the … Continue reading

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Spot light on ……Pumpkins and Squash

Winter squash come in a vast array of sizes, shapes and colours and are relatively easy to grow.  They are a member of the curcurbit family that includes cucumber, melon, marrow and courgettes. There a predominately two types of plants – bushes and trailing; both … Continue reading

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Kale and Kohl Rabi

At my visit to the allotment today, I harvested some kale leaves and one of my blue kohl rabi plants.  I have never grown kohl rabi before and have never seen it in the shops but I am well impressed with … Continue reading

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ok….photo time!

This is the plot on the first day that it was offered to me.  What a sight!!!  I wasn’t put off though as I had waited so long for a bit of my own land.  Digging the weeds uncovered some really … Continue reading

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Recycle tip #3 – pallets

We all see pallets lying around after various building works that are destined for the tip but enthusiastic and sustainable gardeners see these as invaluable materials for the garden. Pallets have many uses within the garden. For example, I had … Continue reading

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Bare ground – such a waste!

After waiting for a plot of land for such a long time, I find it so hard to see plenty plots with either very little or nothing growing in it or simply covered with plastic. There are plenty of vegetables … Continue reading

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