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Gift Membership For Royal Horticultural Society

| October 6, 2009

A excellent gift for a garden and gardening lover is a gift membership for the Royal Horticultural Society. At a cost of just £49 the membership includes: * Unlimited entry to RHS gardens. * Free access to more than 140 RHS Recommended Gardens either throughout their opening season or at selected periods. * Privileged entry [...]

Gardening – Potting On Lupin & Courgette Plants

| July 1, 2009

Yesterday I did a spot of gardening whilst we have this spell of glorious weather. I had sown lupin and courgette seeds ages ago and hadn’t potted them on so I finally go around to it. I now have 8 courgette plants in pots and when they get a little more established I will put [...]

Gardening Gift Ideas

| June 8, 2008

It was my dad’s birthday today (Sunday) and he was thrilled to receive his gardening gift. A few months ago, I decided that I would give my dad some vegetable plants that I had grown from seed myself. Although this gift doesn’t cost alot in terms of money, the time and effort spent preparing the [...]

Pruning Roses – Green Thumb Sunday

| February 10, 2008

Pruning roses is our gardening job at the moment. My husband has found that if he prunes the roses, they flourish and flower in the Summer months and produce beautiful displays like this rose archway. We look forward to seeing these beautiful roses that arch the entrance to our garden. What flowers are you looking forward [...]

What to plant in the Raised Beds – Green Thumb Sunday

| January 13, 2008

Vegetable garden surrounded by weeds 2006Vegetable Garden flooded in 2007 Watch this space for photographs of the raised beds in 2008! I have spent today planning what to put in my raised beds after Joanna asked what I was putting in them when I posted about my new raised beds the other day. I currently have 3 raised [...]

Raised Beds

| January 9, 2008

Mum and Dad have bought me some raised beds which we have decided to use since the vegetable garden was flooded in Spring 2007. They bought me three link-a-bord raised beds from Harrod Horticultural. The raised beds are 3m by 1m. They are really easy to put together and fit in the garden well. In fact there [...]

The Pyramid Slug Trap

| December 18, 2007

I have just purchased the pyramid slug trap from TopVeg as a gift for a gardening friend. Although I am yet to see the product in use, I would like to praise TopVeg for their speedy delivery of this item. I look forward to reviewing this product when my gardening friend has the pyramid slug [...]

The Vegetable Garden Under Attack

| November 12, 2007

In days gone by our farmhouse vegetable patch was brimming with rows of veggies. It was my husband’s Grandad’s domain and he was very proud of it. Every year he would enter his veggies into the village show and if he didn’t have any fine specimens then it has been said that he would nip [...]

Acorns – Green Thumb Sunday

| October 28, 2007

I love this Autumnal photograph of the acorn. An acorn is the fruit of an oak tree. The oak tree is one of my favourite trees. What is your favourite tree? Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As The Garden Grows for more information.

Vegetable Plot Ruined By Flood

| July 11, 2007

I have worked very hard this year to grow lots of vegetables from seed which I recently planted out in the garden. My vegetable garden had planted in it; Broccoli. Sprouts. Cabbage. Cauliflower. Butternut Squash. Courgettes. Lettuce. Radish. Beetroot. Most of these vegetable plants which were grown from seed have perished in the flood. Vegetable [...]