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Gardeners World 2014 Episode 8

Episode 8 – Friday 25th April 2014 Rachel de Thame is learning more about Alpine plants at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. These plants...

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Simple Swiss Chard

Here’s a really quick and simple recipe from Rob’s Raised Beds for cooking the popular crop Swiss chard. Both the silky leaves and crunchy stalks...

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Big Allotment Challenge, Episode 2

Back for more Episode two of the Big Allotment Challenge concentrated on runner beans, roses and making relishes and sauces. After a growing period of...

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Bank Holiday

Steamy Windows We thought it would be a good idea to visit the plot before the predicted rain beat us to it. First thing to...

Gardeners World 2014 Episode 7

Episode 7 – Friday 18th April 2014 Its the Easter episode and Monty has time to stand and talk to us with mug in hand...

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Big Allotment Challenge, Episode 1, Part 2

Sweet pea challenge Next up was growing sweet peas. Once grown the task was to select seven sweet peas for showing and to make a...

Big Allotment Challenge, Episode 1, Part 1

Have you seen the first episode of the Big Allotment Challenge yet? Whether you have or haven’t it’s still well worth reading our review of...

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Leek Gratin

Here’s a delicious recipe from Food Wishes for pancetta-wrapped leek gratin. You might well have an abundance of leeks at the moment and it’s definitely...

Tend My Garden

Rat in My Kitchen Or, to be more accurate, mouse in my coldframe. It seems that all the mice were after was the corn seeds....

Gardeners World 2014 Episode 6

Episode 6 – Friday 11th April 2014 Monty is at Longmeadow and shows us how to create soil blocks using a soil blocker. This saves...

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Roast Brussels Sprouts

Here’s a great video from Dani Spies showing you how to roast Brussels sprouts. Once you’ve tried these you might never want to boil your...

Now I’m a Farmer

Black Gold For want of something better to do we thought we’d rationalise the compost heaps that have been festering away over the winter. The...

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Gardeners World Episode 4

Episode 4 – Friday 28th March 2014 Monty Don is enjoying the abundance of primroses flowering at Longmeadow and he tells us these are his...

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Sunshine Hit Me!

Free Advice The good weather over the weekend really bought out lots of fellow plotters. The warm weather also encouraged people to stop and chat....