Growing tips

18 June 2009
Brits with a passion for planting may wish to head to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley this coming Monday (June 22nd) for a course on cultivating food.With specific emphasis on growing softer varieties, the Success...
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15 June 2009
Horticulture lovers heading to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show next month may like to take a notepad after the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced they will have a chance to learn about growing spicy foods.The theme of...
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10 June 2009
Any gardener finding it difficult to cultivate modern hybrid varieties of lettuce should switch to more traditional types, it has been claimed.Greenhouse and garden growers may find older versions such as Bronze Arrow and Rouge d'Hiver...
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08 June 2009
Garden and greenhouse owners with a passion for horticulture should not ignore the bearded iris, it has been suggested.According to the Daily Telegraph, growers should always count the species among their inventory of plants.There...
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02 June 2009
Gardeners' World host Pippa Greenwood has given some snippets of advice to those struggling to grow fruit and veg in the garden. Writing in her blog, the expert explained UK yards are often filled with soil that is rich in clay and...
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26 May 2009
People can save money at the supermarket till by growing their own herbs, according to an article in the Daily Mail.Former Gardeners' World presenter Monty Don wrote that the price of a bunch of leaves can cover a pack of seeds that...
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11 May 2009
Brits planning to spend much of their summer in the garden and greenhouse may be interested to hear the advice of a US website.According to 6abc.com, a number of kitchen products can be used as cost-effective fertilisers.One such item...
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06 May 2009
Brits wishing to learn how to become skilled in horticulture have a chance to do so - with Adult Learners' Week set to begin on Saturday (May 9th), it has been asserted.The Royal Horticultural Society will host a number of courses...
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29 April 2009
Children around the UK are to be educated in the arts of gardening and cooking with the help of a supermarket chain.Waitrose has launched a road show aimed at encouraging children to grow their own food in their gardens and greenhouses.It...
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21 April 2009
Greenhouse owners keen to pick up tips on how to make their greenhouse and outdoor space flourish may be interested to hear the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) intends to hold a series of open days.The educational events will take...
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13 March 2009
Gardeners who like flavoursome salads will soon be able to take pleasure in making their own, taken from the produce of their gardens and greenhouses.One popular and tasty variety to grow is the Mediterranean rocket leaf, which can...
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11 March 2009
With a pack of seeds costing less than an individual supermarket-bought lettuce, gardeners who grow their own could save a small fortune.With a little effort, most UK gardens can support a vegetable patch that gives a regular supply...
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09 March 2009
Gardeners wondering what new project to begin in their greenhouse this week may like to consider sowing some pepper, chilli or aubergine seeds.All three foods are grown in similar ways and are fairly simple to produce, according to...
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17 February 2009
Gardeners have been advised to trawl through specialist seed catalogues if they want to use their garden and greenhouse to grow some unusual varieties.There is a "ridiculously large choice of varieties and some genuinely unusual...
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30 January 2009
Gardening expert Helen Yemm has been dispensing winter gardening advice to readers of the Daily Telegraph.The topic of the advice is how to tell when plants are about to be attacked by frost and how best to deal with the problem when...
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29 January 2009
Gardeners keen to have their gardens and greenhouses full of crops this year will already be preparing for the growing season.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) advises that carrying out a process known as chitting will give potatoes...
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06 January 2009
Despite the fact that it is bitterly cold outside, gardeners should not waste this precious downtime by warming their cockles by the winter fire.According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), this week is the time to be dealing...
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06 November 2008
Before planting any bulbs in the garden or greenhouse, gardeners should take time to prepare the area in which they plan to work, according to the Daily Telegraph.Weeds should be removed and good quality compost should be added to...
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04 November 2008
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's Graham Porter has been dispensing credit crunch gardening advice.The gardening correspondent explained that the fiasco surrounding the banks and credit industry is a great opportunity for gardeners...
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10 October 2008
As growing your own fruit and vegetables becomes a more tempting way of obtaining healthy food, would-be gardeners often look for a nice easy starter veg to ease them in gently.Rhubarb is an excellent starter veg that offers some versatility...
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15 September 2008
The news that broccoli can limit damage in the lungs, possibly preventing lung disease, will mean that many gardeners may consider growing the vegetable to help protect the health of their family.The brassica oleracea botrytis cymosa...
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01 September 2008
Early September may seem like a strange time to be thinking about Christmas dinner, but the BBC's gardening website recommends that now is the perfect time to be sowing seeds to provide fresh salad leaves for late December meals.Although...
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11 August 2008
While many people are beginning to like the sound of growing their own crops, some may not want to commit a large part of the garden or greenhouse to this until they have tested the water a little.For those in that position, growing...
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04 August 2008
Growing your own fruit and veg can be especially useful for the health conscious who like to know exactly what they are eating.Many health enthusiasts like to make their own fruit smoothies and juices these days, and using your own...
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29 July 2008
Following the recent news that artichokes can lower blood cholesterol and the well-known fact that gardening helps reduce stress levels, Brits with a history of blood pressure or cholesterol problems in their family may like to try...
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18 July 2008
A variety of orchid that can withstand the conditions of British gardens is becoming increasingly available for use in the UK, the Times reports.The Madeiran orchid is vigorous and hardy and can be divided into separate plants after...
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16 July 2008
Weeds in a garden can quickly spoil hours and perhaps even days of hard work spent perfecting the landscape of the perfect outdoors space. But while weeds are typically very aggressive in asserting their dominance over the garden there...
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04 July 2008
With the changing economic climate, a growing number of people are turning to their gardens and greenhouses to feed themselves and their families.But the economic climate is not the only thing that's changing.Global warming is also...
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21 April 2008
Gardeners hoping to grow squash ahead of schedule may be looking to their greenhouses to provide the necessary conditions, it has been claimed.Writing for the Independent, Cleve West notes that the structures are used by many who are...
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14 April 2008
Gardeners interested in creating a summer-long oasis of colour in their back garden should not neglect long-flowering blooms.While it is easy to get carried away with the vibrancy of spring blooms it is important to have a garden that...
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14 April 2008
Many plants require a consistent temperature when germinating, it has been noted.Writing for the Times, Alice Miles notes that room temperature may still be too cold at this time of year.She adds that propagating chambers may be too...
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11 April 2008
The use of a greenhouse has allowed coffee to be harvested in Yorkshire, it has been revealed.Coffee beans have been harvested by Taylors of Harrogate in a first for the county, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.While the beans themselves...
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10 April 2008
Medieval methods have helped a group of gardeners from Keighley in West Yorkshire to grow their vegetables more effectively, according to reports.The Cellar Project has seen gardening experts and locals who suffer from mental health...
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09 April 2008
Orchids keep for longer if they are grown in moss, it has been claimed.Rocket Farms grows orchids in its 5.3 million sq ft greenhouse and growing area, along with other species of flora.While individuals may not have quite so much...
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19 March 2008
Gardening fans eager to grow their own herb garden have been given advice on how to make the most of such plants.Bunny Guinness makes her comments in her column in the Daily Telegraph, where she explains that parsley should be sown...
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17 March 2008
Plants must grow as seamlessly as possible to allow them to develop and become resistant to diseases, it has been stated.Anna Pavord makes her comments in the Independent, stating that flora which is kept inside when it should be in...
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13 March 2008
Compost provides soil with all the nutrients that it requires in a natural fashion, a local authority explains.Gardening enthusiasts may be interested to hear that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea explains that the product...
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03 March 2008
Gardeners have been offered advice on how to deal with a disease which can prove deadly to plants such as rhododendron. The National Trust for Scotland explains that Sudden Oak Death (SOD) - or Phytophthora ramorum - has been found...
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