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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 Organise a Village Show

Awards at a flower 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, it’s 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. Due to the lack of daylight and warmth …

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