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FINAL CALL FOR PRUNING !

I’ve been watching the apple buds like a hawk to see if there is any sign of them breaking their dormancy. It’s perhaps not the easiest thing to describe but you just get the feeling that there’s been a change, a slight swelling, the look of life, the bud no longer being so tight, but […]

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Spring into action!

Spring into action!Hopefully the lengthening hours of daylight and the dusk territorial calls all indicate the possibility of a new growing season. What to do first, I’ll take it as read that garlic was left in the ground at the time of last year’s harvest to allow it to grow in it’s own good time, five or […]

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Winter’s blast at last!

At long last winter seems to have arrived, albeit rather later than usual. This period of mild weather has had a major impact on plants, for in those warm balmy days around the December equinox my grass was still growing, not to mention raspberries in flower, or daffodils and primroses, but perhaps a bigger shock […]

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Sprucing up the Blueberries!

Sprucing up the Blueberries!Blueberries could no doubt do with a little seasonal care, remove dead leaves, a source of infection if you haven’t done so already. With most blueberries grown in pots it’s now an ideal time to check out their roots, is the plant pot bound? Consider some root pruning to reinvigorate and provide a fresh layer […]

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December gardening

As I write this on a warm but dull and drizzly day I realise that summer has really gone but the days will soon be lengthening again. By now most people will be getting ready to celebrate the returning of the sun, a very old tradition that the church converted into Christmas, but the people […]

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