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What you can do on your allotment in November

Dig, dig and dig this is the priority job of the month the more that you can get done before the end of the year the better. This allows pests to be cleared by either the weather or the birds. … Continue reading

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Making your own compost

A cost effective way of improving your soil with”stuff” that you already have or can gather. There is no magic in compost making on the vegetable plot or in the flower garden. What you need is the basic know how … Continue reading

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What you can do on the allotment in March

March can be a difficult and tricky month. As a rule winter is on the way out and spring is arriving but quite when isn’t so certain. The trick is to be ready to move when the weather allows – … Continue reading

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What you can do on the plot in February

It’s the time of the year when gardeners can easily get itchy fingers! It’s far too early to start sowing or planting seeds outside, especially this far north. But if you have a greenhouse with a heater or an indoor … Continue reading

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Green manures

The benefits of Green Manure include:- Improving Soil Structure Some green manures have deep penetrative roots that as they grow open up the soil. This is an advantage on heavy soils as allows drainage to occur more freely and organic … Continue reading

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