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Day 3 and the start of a new project. With the weather being so wet today was a day for indoor gardening and with it being the beginning of February now is the perfect time to start sowing my tomato seeds. It's best to start tomato seeds early because they require a long growing season to get...

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Day Two in the garden and it is time to prepare the garden soil in preparation for sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings later in the month. Last week I began by building & positioning my new raised beds. I choose raised beds because the soil in my garden is shallow, stony and generally...

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Today was day one of starting my own raised bed vegetable garden and over the course of the summer I will log my activities in the quest to grow my own vegetables. The aim for this blog is to log the processes and work involved in growing vegetables from seed to harvest. I have decided that...

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Whether its planting combinations, ideas for garden features for just for a bit of inspiration, the Chelsea Flower Show never fails to impress. This Year, in the depths of a recession and with the bad weather doing its best to dampen everyone’s spirits, the show has once again come up trumps....

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A common tendency of gardeners and garden designers this time of year is to buy and plant trees and shrubs with great autumn colour. Everyone is seeking out the best trees and shrubs to add an element of the autumnal to the garden. This year has proven to be a particularly good year for autumn...

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We are all too familiar with the fleeting appearance that the cherry blossom makes in spring; 2 short weeks of blooms, only to be removed by the first sight of a windy day. Such plants can make gardening seem a short lived pleasure, but there are, many hard working plants that continue to churn...

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