Grow Your Own

  1. Container Gardening - A Guide to Using Planters and Plant Containers

    a half barrel wooden planter full of colourful plants sitting in a pretty garden

    Every garden needs a planter and every gardener should know how to be successful at container gardening. Read on to learn more!

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  2. Late Summer in the Greenhouse

    Late Summer in the Greenhouse

    Practical Greenhouse Tips for Late Summer 

    It’s been a scorcher of a summer so far and every plant in your greenhouse has worked hard to thrive and survive. Take some time to get your greenhouse sh

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  3. Never Feed Lettuce to A Rabbit (And Other Dangerous Plants in The Garden)

    Never Feed Lettuce to A Rabbit (And Other Dangerous Plants in The Garden)

    The majority of plants are lovely, friendly additions to your garden. All fluffy, colourful and pretty. Even sweet smelling. 

    Others are laced with danger. A little

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  4. On the Up – Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg on a Fence Panel

    On the Up – Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg on a Fence Panel

    Everyone likes the idea of a bit of GIY (grow it yourself) but some are put off by lack of space. And a shortage of time. After all, allotment waiting lists can be long and a dedicated two days a week to keeping a plot ship-shape unfeasible. Never fear

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  5. Bringing people and gardens together

    Bringing people and gardens together

    Featured image: Darren Ema and Nicky planting some purple sprouting broccoli in the greenhouse

    We caught up with Ken over at People and Gardens to find out more about their work and some of

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  6. An Interview with Incredible Vegetables

    An Interview with Incredible Vegetables

    Recently, we caught up with Mandy Barber from Incredible Vegetables to find out all about how she started growing vegetables, how she has become one of the main growers o

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  7. How to start a container garden

    Whether you’re a city dweller and don’t have room for an entire garden or prefer to stay indoors, starting a container garden can be the perfect solution for those looking for a convenient way to grow beautiful plants and fresh vegetables

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  8. Getting kids gardening with The Pumpkin Patch

    Getting kids gardening with The Pumpkin Patch

    Earlier this month, we spoke with Lisa Fearn from The Pumpkin Patch to talk about the importance of getting children into gardening and the valuable skills they can learn from doing so. Lisa spoke t

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  9. Your ultimate guide to gardening: Infographic

    Your ultimate guide to gardening: Infographic

    Need to know what to do in your garden but don't know where to start? We've looked at 4 key areas for gardening and provided 5 top tips for each to help you make a start on your garden. Our 4 key areas of focus are:

    1. Seasonal Gardening
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  10. Growing vegetables with Mark’s Veg Plot

    Growing vegetables with Mark’s Veg Plot

    We spoke with Mark from Mark's Veg Plot about the space you need to have your own veg plot, the difference between top and potting soil, and how to choose vegetables suitable for your garden a

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