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Heaven Sent Help

Heaven Sent Help

I was feeling really overwhelmed last week. I have so many pot and module sown plants that are bursting out of their containers desperate to get into the ground. Two weeks ago it was the cold weather and strong winds that made me hold off. Now it’s my physical limitations ...
Heritage beans

Heritage beans

Today, according to my biodynamic app, is a good day for fruiting plants like beans, peas, squash and courgettes. I’d been holding off sowing my bean collection for fear of young plants being hit by late frosts in May. And I’m glad I did as the cold front has arrived ...
May Day

May Day

It’s not too late to sow courgettes and squash. Which is lucky for me as only three of my eight courgette seeds germinated. I wanted to grow some to give away or share so I was a bit disappointed. By contrast almost all my Turk’s Hat gourd (saved seed from ...
How to Make Herb Tea

How to Make Herb Tea

Recently I mentioned I’d cut back and dried some lemon balm for tea after I found lots of rogue plants that popped up all over the place. Here’s how to do it. Cut the plants back to the ground and leave in situ if you want to keep them or ...
Citrus of the World Unite!

Citrus of the World Unite!

I ordered a tree a while ago in memory of my father, James Saunt, who was a great gardener and citrus expert! Before he died in 2010 he wrote his life’s work, “Citrus Varieties of the World: an Illustrated Guide”. He first learnt about growing citrus in Australia where I ...
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