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TV Review: Land of the Giants

Whenever a television production company makes a documentary about giant veg it usually shows the gardeners in a poor light – a bunch of twits locked in their own world talking to vegetables. BUT at last a television show has arrived which celebrates these …

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Product Review: The Speed-Hoe

I wouldn’t be without the Speed-Hoe. Over the past 3-4 years I’ve been used it in the garden and find that it really helps when trying to get rid of clumps of grass. Speed-Hoe on Amazon http://amzn.to/2vjFXnv

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The Jam Maker’s Garden

The Jam Maker’s Garden is a beautifully presented book which gives clear instructions and confidence to the make the many recipes. The book has a little gardening section but it’s mainly about how to use fruit, vegetables and herbs in the kitchen. First it …

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RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener

RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener

Ever thought of eating your Dahlia tubers or adding some Daylily to your stir-fry? Fancy growing Skirret? No idea what it is? Many people might be surprised to know flowers that they actively plant and care for year round are good for more than …

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Clarke Rotary Soil Sieve

I found this product was very easy to put together and use. Much easier than using a hand sieve and it quickly sieves the soil into a beautiful texture, good enough for sowing seeds directly. A product review of the Clarke Rotary Soil Sieve which …

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Garden Rescue

BBC Garden Rescue with Charlie Dimmock and The Rich Brothers

This month the BBC screened their newest gardening show. Garden Rescue is broadcast weekday afternoons on BBC 1. Presented by Charlie Dimmock of Ground Force fame, she is teamed up with the award-winning designer duo the Rich Brothers, Harry and David. During the 40 minute programme, …

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Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated

Written by Bunny Guinness, Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated is a commemoration of the gardens of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. H.R.H. The Prince of Wales has been gardening at Highgrove for 35 years. This book spans a typical year and each chapter …

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Organic Gardening Bible by Bob Flowerdew

Mention the name Bob Flowerdew and you think Mr Organic. Bob’s enthusiasm and love for all things organic is reinforced in his latest book, Bob Flowerdew’s Organic Gardening Bible. With the advent of internet blogs the role of the book has become less important …

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The Cut Flower Patch by Louise Curley

Written by Alyson Williams. Best read in a cosy chair in the depths of winter, “The Cut Flower Patch” by Louise Curley is a feast for the eye. Given my own tentative plans to start a cut flower patch next year, I was pleased …

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