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  • Mushroom Logs

    By on 15th November 2018

    Pearl Oyster Mushrooms growing at 100th Monkey Mushroom Farm As we move into winter it is a great time to make or buy mushroom...

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  • November Plants

    By on 12th November 2018

    Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’ As the cold of winter approaches, here are some plants that keep flowering or hold on to their burnished foliage into the...

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  • Last Chance to Plant Snowdrops

    By on 10th November 2018

    It feels like winter has finally arrived this week with blustery days out in the garden. But for us in Bristol, Avon, the temperature...

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  • Winter Pruning Apple Trees

    By on 5th November 2018

    Photo Copyright Rob Helm Winter pruning is essential to control shape and vigour. Summer pruning helps to encourage fruiting and flowering. Don’t prune Apple...

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  • Creating a New Garden

    By on 1st November 2018

    Creating a new garden is fun. Here are some things to consider when designing a garden space: Use different types of hedging – The...

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  • Winter Stems: Rubus and Acer

    By on 31st October 2018

    Rubus thibetanus There are some wonderful ornamental Rubus, such as cockburnianus, R biflorus and R thibetanus. All of which have the most lovely stems...

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  • Winter Stems: Dogwood and Willow

    By on 30th October 2018

    Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ with Cornus alba ‘Siberian pearls’ Some hardy, deciduous shrubs and  trees produce coloured stems due to stimulation by hard pruning the...

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  • Low Maintenance Evergreen Shrubs

    By on 24th October 2018

    Daphne Odora ‘Aureomarginata’ Whilst perennials are dying back and the garden seems more spacious, it is time good to consider planting evergreen shrubs. Some...

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  • Living Willow Structures

    By on 23rd October 2018

    Willow is a super hardy plant, you can cut a piece off, stick it in the ground and it will grow. It doesn’t matter...

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  • Simply Sculpture

    By on 18th October 2018

    I adore wandering about junk shops and reclamation yards looking for interesting, quirky pieces that can be used as sculpture in the garden or...

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