Do Woodchips Make Soil Acidic, or Take Nitrogen from the Soil?

Questions about the effect of woodchips on soil arise with every generation of new gardeners. People know that woodchips in compost need a lot of nitrogen to break down, so they wonder if woodchip mulch could steal nitrogen from the soil underneath? Likewise, the sap-juices of most trees, released when the tree is freshly chipped… Continue reading Do Woodchips Make Soil Acidic, or Take Nitrogen from the Soil?

Rhubarb Fool Recipe

Early-sprouting rhubarb will soon be ready for harvest. Whether it’s your own produce or from your friendly local greengrocer, give this rhubarb fool recipe a try – a delightful pick-me-up for the promises of spring around the corner! Ingredients: Method: 2. Whip the Cream: 3. Combine Rhubarb Compote and Whipped Cream: 4. Chill: 5. Serve… Continue reading Rhubarb Fool Recipe

Why Steven Edholm’s Fruit Tree Pruning Films are Better Than Ours

As a company, we have invested billions (approximately) in producing nicely edited videos about planting and pruning fruit trees Rodney, local movie star and coincidentally our warehouse manager, has been ogled over a million times on YouTube, where his charisma and acting skills steal the show in our best film work to date, how to… Continue reading Why Steven Edholm’s Fruit Tree Pruning Films are Better Than Ours

Did You Hear About the Coronation Living Heritage Fund?

The Coronation Living Heritage Fund is a £2.5 million kitty for local authorities to plant more trees in honour of King Charles III’s coronation; applications closed last September. And we completely missed it. In our defence, we have absolutely no excuse. Sure, our failure to inform you in time probably won’t make any difference, because… Continue reading Did You Hear About the Coronation Living Heritage Fund?

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