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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 …

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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 …

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RHS to Launch New World Vegetable Garden

We go behind-the-scenes at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex to learn about a new project to build a world vegetable garden. RHS Hyde Hall Horticulturist Matthew Oliver explains the plans for the new Global Growth Vegetable Garden.

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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 …

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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. …

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Hampton Court Celebrates 25 Years

The 25th anniversary of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has been blessed with a run of warm sunshine to greet visitors this week. Running until Sunday 5th July, the show is set in the ground of the royal palace adjacent to the River …

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VE Day Allotment Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Friday 8th May sees the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. In commemoration, the members of the Leeds and District Allotment Federation recreated a traditional 1940’s allotment, at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. At the time, many UK food imports came via America …

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