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Shhhhh! It’s a Secret

Crouching in the garden the other week (as you do) I glanced over to see a tiny blade of what looked like grass poking up. Then I noticed another and another and before I knew it I was at the perfect angle to see the lovely emerging Crocus carpet that had snuck up on me […]

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Just Pushing Sticks into the Soil

I wasn’t into gardening when I was a kid. Not many of us were. From when I was born to when I was about 13 we lived in a terraced (or row) house with no garden at all. The back yard was concrete, the front ‘garden’ had flagstones on it. My Dad, in an attempt […]

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Gardening Goals for 2015

I actually quite like January. It’s one of those fresh and bright months full of potential. I already put all the Christmas decorations away and it feels good to start the new month with everything back in its place and looking newly dusted. It’s the same in my garden. All the leafy messiness of Autumn […]