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Gardening With The Whole Family | Expert Advice

Posted by Matt Knight

Summer is a time when many parents get out into the garden and make the improvements that were postponed through winter. But gardening doesn't just have to be for adults. There are plenty of things outside to interest children and by working on some fun activities together you may be able to spark their interest and have fun as a family.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening

Grow Your Own Vegetables and Make A Healthy Salad

Posted by Matt Knight

Now's the time to get out in your garden! Even if you haven't quite drummed up the energy yet to prepare for a summer harvest, there's still plenty of time to start planning your plot so that you can grow some tasty vegetables.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening, Digging and Planting

Arranging Your Garden | Grow Your Own

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

The fresh scent of Spring is in the air, the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and it is time to start that container garden! We've talked about choosing the proper container and picking the right compost and today it's time to discuss arranging your pots and choosing the right colour scheme.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening, Digging and Planting

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Posted by Catherine Taylor

As the days grow longer and the sun warms the air, it is a welcome sign that spring is here! What better way to spend your extra time than outside in your garden? Today, with the help of some expert advice from our fantastic book Grow Your Own Vegetables, we look at the merits of growing your own vegetables.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening, Digging and Planting

Gardening for Beginners | Container Gardens

Posted by Matt Knight

Spring is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about your garden. As the days grow longer and the air warms, plants are beginning to grow. A good garden can brighten up your space and add a splash of colour to your day. Container gardening is a delightful way to experiment with many different types of plants and, since containers can be moveable, you can even bring your home to life! We've already talked about the different kinds of containers you can use, and it is the first step in creating your own container garden. Read our previous blog post here. Today we discuss the next important step in container gardening: potting compost.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening, Digging and Planting

Gardening for Beginners | Springtime Planning

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Spring is almost here!

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening, Digging and Planting

Crops in Pots: How to Grow Veg in Containers

Posted by Catherine Taylor

To grow your own food has got to be one of the most satisfying things you can do. Once you've chosen what you're going to grow, it's time to obtain the seeds or plants and get on with it! So here's some advice for growing vegetables in pots and containers.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening

Crops in Pots: Choosing Your Containers

Posted by Catherine Taylor


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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening

Grow Your Own: Which Veg?

Posted by Catherine Taylor

You may have enjoyed some of our blogs providing simple recipes – now, why not learn how to grow your own ingredients to use in some of those recipes? Vegetables are a natural place to start.

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Topics: healthy eating, expert advice made easy, Gardening

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