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Dig a trench for climbing beans

Whether you are planning to grow Runner (Pole) Beans or French Climbing Beans, they all love a good base of moisture to help them grow. Over Christmas is a perfect time to start planning for this crop. Traditionally they are grown in rows, using bamboo canes for the plants to …

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Planting Spring Bulbs

As the evening light fades earlier and earlier, nothing warms the heart more than thinking of spring and the first splash of colour. Now is the time to be planting spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, grape hyacinths and crocus. Even if you’ve only got a patio or a …

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Using leaves to make free compost

At this time of year there is an abundance of leaves falling from trees that make for excellent leaf mould compost. You can create your own for use on the garden as either a mulch or for bulking up raised beds. Every year you can find me in front of …

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How to Grow Garlic

October and November are the months to plant your autumn garlic. Thank you to The Garlic Farm for supplying me with the cloves. http://www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk Plant garlic in rows in any well drained soil in full sun. It is important that the soil does not become waterlogged so incorporate plenty of …

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