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Hedges

Our hedges take five operators all day to do, three hedge cutters and two people clearing,but help comes in the way of Warwickshire County Council that provide a shredding service,phone 01926 738827  It costs 25 pounds an hour, but if you are prepared to help by pulling the next ton bag ready for shredding ;removing […]

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Big benefits from small beds!

charlenes-carrotsCharlene has been receiving the support of a MG since Spring 13 and who would have predicted just how much produce would be grown in her two raised beds. Charlene regularly posts on facebook sharing her latest cooking and cropping sucessess. The biggest crops have been the courgettes and also the fennel. Charlene regularly purchased […]

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From Plot to Plate

steves-collageFollowing Steve’s allotment progress over this year has been exciting. It only seems like yesterday that I visited to do a site survey of his newly aquired allotment plot. The site was overgrown with docks and nettles and the inevitable bind weed! Within weeks Steve had planted his potatoes after clearing the site organically. Next […]

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Cascading knowledge

steve-digging-for-potatoesBeing a Master Gardener brings me so much joy and pride. But non more so than when Steve (my allotment household) told me the story of his family visiting him on his plot. Steve has only had his plot since Spring and has achieved such alot. Recently he was visited by his son and daughter […]

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Stinging nettles on sale to urban gardeners for £7.99

Nettle-with-Small-Tortoiseshells-eggsThis is amazing and wonderful. Are people at last getting fed up with sterile, wild life devoid gardens produced as a result of traditional horticulture ‘removing’ the scent & nectar at the expense of bigger and more gaudy blooms. Hopefully they’ll be growing organic and their own veg as well soon! See for proof. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/10265984/Dont-call-them-weeds-stinging-nettles-on-sale-to-urban-gardeners-for-7.99.html […]

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