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Free seeds from RHS and Cafe Direct

10. June 2010

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The RHS are celebrating Biodiversity by offering free seeds if you join the Variety for Life campaign and if you’re one of the first 1,000 each day for 10 days (from 8 June) http://www.rhs.org.uk/biodiversity Cafe Direct have been inspired by the care and pride their smallholder farmers put into growing tea, coffee and cocoa. They […]

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Grow Your Own Produce in 2010

2. April 2010

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Grow Your Own Produce in 2010

Growing your own fruit and veg is increasing in popularity . According to Christopher Woodward, curator of Lambeth’s Garden Museum “In the uncertainty of a recession we want soil, roots and a sense of belonging”. I feel this is perhaps a very romantic view of why so many people are starting to grow their own veg. […]

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Spring in a box

7. March 2010

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Spring in a box

Beautiful sunshine tempted me into the garden early this morning but a biting wind soon sent me back indoors. I suppose this puts me into the category of fair weather gardener? My enthusiasm to get gardening is not just down to the sunshine today. I have been inspired by a beautiful leaflet I just received […]

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RHS grow fruit and veg by phone

26. February 2010

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RHS grow fruit and veg by phone

The RHS have just launched a free innovative RHS Grow Your Own iphone app at http://www.rhs.org.uk/iphone This is part of an excellent on-line campaign to encourage Grow Your Own in 2010.The aim is to build a UK map showing where people are growing their own produce and to find out what crops are most popular. […]

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Ready, Steady Grow

21. February 2010

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Ready, Steady Grow

The days are definitely getting longer which is such good news. It stayed light till at least 6pm tonight. This is the time of year when I dig out my seed trays and decide if I should plant now or wait till the spring finally arrives and buy small plants instead. Planting and nurturing seeds […]

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Turbo Veg

7. February 2010

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Turbo Veg

Scientific boffins are rising to the challenge of Grow Your Own by producing a robust new generation of turbo veg . By grafting veg onto vigorous rootstocks, they have produced top quality, resilient produce that can be bought as young plants for the first time in Spring 2010. Try the turbo-charged beef steak tomato from […]

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Grow your own veg seeds

21. March 2009

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Grow your own veg seeds

Seed planting is a great way to get back into gardening in spring. I always plant mine on sunny days so have been very busy this past week with the absolutely glorious weather – temperatures regularly up to 18c! Its a brilliant way to source plants for the veg patch as it costs almost nothing […]

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