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Jan 17
BY Angela Slater
Multi-coloured potatoes
Choose the right potato variety with our easy to follow guide There are absolutely masses of potato varieties and not all of them are suitable for all the different types of cooking so it pays to do a bit of research first before you get planting; it’s no good buying small salad potatoes if you mainly eat them baked. First Earlies, or New Potatoes don’t generally give as big a crop as maincrop... READ MORE
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Jan 17
BY Angela Slater
potatoes to be planted
Increase your crop of Early potatoes by 'chitting' ‘Chitting’ means letting the potatoes put out shoots before you plant them in the ground. It is usually only done to First and Second Earlies and reduces the time spent in the ground so you achieve a crop earlier than you would if you just allowed them to shoot in the ground, weather permitting. There is some dissention as to whether chitting... READ MORE
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Jan 16
BY Angela Slater
Hellebore Double Ellen Pink
NEW Hellebore varieties for 2017 Hellebore Double Ellen Pink (pictured above) READ MORE
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Jan 12
BY Angela Slater
Greenhouse and plants in garden
Get the gardening year off to a great start by cleaning the greenhouse Now that the Christmas and New Year festivities are over the perfect way to burn off those excess calories is to get outside and clean the green house ready for the new season’s crops. Once you have done this you are ready for the first sowing of sweet peas, cleome, broad beans, tomatoes and salad leaves. The tomatoes will... READ MORE
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Jan 11
BY Angela Slater
People sitting outside on garden furniture around a fire
Enhance your living space, move into the garden The trend in recent years has been not to use the garden as a place for growing plants but as another room, for relaxing, entertaining friends and just chilling out. As more and more new properties are quite compact, making your outdoor space into another room makes perfect sense. This year is going to see the outdoor room being almost as warm and... READ MORE
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Dec 22
BY Angela Slater
Frosted Colorado Spruce artificial Christmas tree
The Frosted Colorado Spruce is an ideal wintery, natural looking tree If your style of Christmas decoration runs to a natural or Scandinavian type palette then this Frosted Colorado Spruce would be ideal as it already comes with a scattering of cones. The outer branches are a silvery blue which makes for an extra level of interest, this combined with the cones means that you can get away with a... READ MORE
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Dec 21
BY Angela Slater
Preston Fir artificial Christmas tree
Opt for the Preston Fir if you want a life-like Christmas tree If you want the look of a real tree without the cost of buying one of the Next Generation trees which feature ‘Memory Wire’ and the ‘Power Connect’ lighting system, then this READ MORE
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Dec 21
BY Angela Slater
Liberty Pine artificial Christmas tree
Liberty Pine Christmas tree This unusual Liberty Pine Christmas tree is proving to be one of our best sellers as it needs only minimal decoration. READ MORE
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Dec 21
BY Angela Slater
National Tree Nordic Spruce artificial Christmas tree
For a real tree look without the mess, this Nordic Spruce is ideal If you want an authentic looking Christmas tree without the mess of hoovering up needles for the rest of the year, then this Nordic Spruce from The National Tree Company would be an ideal tree. READ MORE
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Dec 20
BY Angela Slater
Fraser Fir artificial Christmas tree
Enjoy all the benefits of a real Christmas tree without any of the mess The Fraser Fir from The National Tree Company is one of the Next Generation artificial Christmas trees. These trees are designed to look like real forest trees and take as little time as possible to put up and dress out. All our artificial trees have a lifetime guarantee, which The National Tree Co estimate to be about 15... READ MORE
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