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Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • A fruity something for Father's Day

    Father's Day

    Sunday June 15th is Father's Day - a day which is meant for us to give thanks for our fathers/grandfathers/fathers-in-law etc. This year, why not give Dad something to truly make him smile.
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  • Centenary photo competition

    Our next photo competition is open for entries!

    As many of you will know, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the year Britain entered one of the costliest conflicts in history – the First World War.

    With this in mind, our latest photo competition is based around the iconic symbol of Remembrance Day, the Poppy.
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  • Copper Beech - a hedge for all seasons

    Copper Beech

    Copper beech hedging is one of the most elegant hedges available to the British gardener. It has all the qualities of green beech hedging; it grows almost anywhere where there are reasonable light levels and where the ground is not waterlogged. Continue reading

  • The great cold store deception!

    One of the things that is generally not considered when thinking about plants and trees is how easy they are to deceive. Most people would acknowledge that the average plant needs water and sunlight above all else to survive and grow. This is certainly true but even plants can have too much of a good thing. In the laboratory, plants that are normally dormant in winter can be persuaded to grow non-stop, in some cases for up to 3 years, by ensuring that they have plenty of light, water, food and warmth. The problem is at the end of this they are so exhausted that they die even though their normal life expectancy is several hundred years. Less dramatically, chrysanthemums are persuaded to flower at unseasonable times of the year by reducing light levels.
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  • Bee Watch - May

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  • Jobs in the garden: May


    Spring has burst into life and is now well and truly upon us. Birds are nesting, clematis are climbing, and the darling buds of May are out.

    Jobs in the garden for May English Lavender

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