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Growing Potatoes – How to Grow Potatoes

Below you will find a video explaining the process of ‘chitting’. If you find your chits are slow to emerge, place some onions next to them. The onions give off an odour which speeds up the process of chitting. During February and March you’ll …

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Growing Parsnips – How to Grow Parsnips

Once you get them to germinate, parsnips are quite easy to look after as they require very little attention. Always use fresh seeds as they are difficult to germinate. They do however take up space for a long period of time. VARIETIES Gladiator: The …

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Growing Roses – Planting Bare-Rooted Roses

bare-rooted roses

Next year I’m looking forward to scented roses filling the air during Summer. The varieties I’ve chosen are Dame Judi Dench and Munstead Wood. Dame Judi Dench, named after the popular actress of stage and screen, is described as “A beautiful rose; the blooms …

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Growing Viola – How to Grow Viola

Similar to pansy but with no dark zones in the centre. Perennial. Height 15cm. Space 20cm. Sow under glass May-July in trays and cover with glass or polythene to retain moisture. When large enough to handle, prick out into pots and grow on. Harden …

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Growing Cosmos – How to Grow Cosmos

A good plant for endless flowers throughout summer, requires regular deadheading. Sow indoors in 16-18*c. Prick off into trays or individual pots, harden off and plant once the last frost has passed.

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