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Will Adam Frost replace Monty Don?

“Do you think Adam Frost is slowly being introduced as the new presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World to replace Monty Don, is he the new Geoff Hamilton?” This week I was asked that question while attending a gardening event. In the first of the hour long episodes of Gardeners’ World …

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How to Organise a Village Show

Fruit and Vegetable Show

Every since I’ve been gardening there has been an annual event which I’ve taken part in and that’s the village show. When I lived in South Wales, our gardening society held two shows a year, one in the Spring and another in late Summer, usually early September. The Village Show …

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Sean chats with Joe Archer, Kitchen Gardener at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Joe Archer

Sean chats with Joe Archer, star of the BBC series, ‘Kew on a Plate’ and Head Kitchen Gardener at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Mentioned Links: Fridays in the Garden with Joe – http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/fridays-garden-joe-archer Saturdays in the Garden with Joe – http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/saturdays-garden-joe-archer Joe Archer on Twitter – https://twitter.com/TheGardenerJoe ✩ Talk to …

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Growing Vegetables for Winter

savoy cabbage covered with frost

With summer not even on the horizon, the months of June, July and August are the time to turn our attention to what foods we’d like to be sitting down and eating for our Christmas Day dinner and throughout the Winter months. It’s time to start growing vegetables for winter. …

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Harvesting the Hedgerows with Craig Worrall

Craig Worrall teaching how to harvest hedgerows

During my recent visit to Harrogate last month I met Craig Worrall who describes himself as “passionate about collecting, eating, preserving and experimenting with wild foods”. As a child I used to explore the mountainsides picking windberries amongst the heathers then a few months later return to harvest the blackberries, …

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The Walled Kitchen Garden

I’ve always held a fascination with walled gardens. During the 1980’s the BBC produced a series called The Victorian Kitchen Garden. Based in Berkshire, the programme reconstructed a disused kitchen garden with the help of its previous Head Garden, Mr Harry Dodson, and ran it using Victorian techniques and practises. …

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Changing Face of Allotments

This week I’ve found myself at the centre of a news story rather than writing about it. You see, around four weeks ago I made a comment on my personal gardening blog in relation to a story published in the gardening magazine, Amateur Gardening. An article written by Matthew Appleby …

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