Be sure of safe soil

“Just because a garden appears to be doing well doesn’t make it safe – or mean that it can’t be more productive,” says Robert Galster, co-founder of Safe Soil UK. The presence of heavy metals or other contaminants can pose significant risks to human and animal health – and it’s […]

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Are you involved with a bird sanctuary or charity? Then you need to know that leading supplier of animal and wire fencing, gabions and tree guards Wire Fence will be giving away 100% of their profits made on Sunday 31st January for Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend (29-31 January) to such […]

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The own-brand range from Two Wests & Elliott offers an extensive selection of key products for your greenhouse and garden. As well as staging and shelving in a wide range of sizes, there are potting benches, propagators, cold frames, cloches, fruit cages, planters and watering equipment, all made from high-quality, […]

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VISIT The Garden House Virtual Snowdrop Festival

Friday 15th January – Sunday 28th February 2021  The Garden House in Devon is to offer snowdrop lovers across the UK a chance to enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular displays of snowdrops at their first ever Virtual Snowdrop Festival – providing daily treat and a welcome relief from lockdown. […]

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Seed Week 2021

Celebrate seed week – january 18-22

From 18th to 22nd of January, seed savers and gardeners from across the country will celebrateSeed Week, an annual online event highlighting the essential work of organic and agro-ecologicalseed producers and sellers selecting and growing the finest seed across the UK and Ireland. Lockdown seed boomEmpty supermarket shelves during lockdown […]

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

What will you see in the Big Garden Birdwatch?

World’s largest garden wildlife survey returns, 29-31 January 2021 Over its four decades, Big Garden Birdwatch has highlighted the winners and losers in the garden bird world. In 2020, nearly half a million people took part, counting almost eight million birds over a three-day period. For many people, garden birds […]

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Warm up the soil

At the end of winter about February or early March you could cover a small section of your plot with cloches or plastic sheeting (black is ideal but clear is also fine). This will have the effect of helping to warm the soil up and dry it a little. It […]

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