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Top Tips for New Gardeners

Following some recent conversations with first time gardeners it dawned on me that there are a few morsels of advice that I have accumulated that would have served me well if I had known them when I first started gardening. So here are a few of my top tips for new gardeners. 1. Start Now… Get something in the soil this spring, whether it be in pots or a square meter of spare ground. There will be time to plot…

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Planting Fruit Trees

I made some great progress in the garden on a glorious winter’s day. The second installment of the fruit tree order arrived a month earlier than expected. Deciduous fruit trees usually come bare rooted, which means they need to be planted again fairly quickly. I still had a small mountain of agapanthus to dig out, and I really wasn’t prepared to be planting fruit trees. It was a bit of a scramble but luckily I was able to call on…

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