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September

Inspiration on what you can plant & sow at this time of year plus a guide to this month’s gardening jobs, including pruning & general maintenance, to keep your garden looking great.
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How to avoid food poisoning from barbecue food

Stay healthy and enjoy delicious food and great company Chicken with balsamic peaches (pictured above) There’s nothing like having a barbecue for family and friends when the weather is gorgeous; great...
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BBQ asparagus with feta and gremolata

Fresh British asparagus is ideal for a light summer supper dish This summer, Hayes Garden World is encouraging more BBQers to try meat-free alternatives on the BBQ through our VVQ campaign , which...
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BBQ Sweet potato with Isle of Wight salsa

Serve this veggie dish as a light summer supper To celebrate the launch of our VVQ campaign - which encourages more people in the UK to try Vegetarian or Vegan Quisine on the BBQ - we have decided to...
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Jewels & Desires - Handmade Gemstone Jewellery from the Lake District

Jewels & Desires have been designing & making gemstone jewellery since 2008 with the aim of providing stunning, unique & affordable jewellery designs. Designer & jewellery maker Julie Parker says "It...
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Vegetarian BBQ: Swap your BBQ for a VVQ this summer

In summer 2018, over 41,000 cows were used to make BBQ meat - that’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium TWICE. 36,876,000 kg of meat was eaten, which is the equivalent weight of THREE Eiffel towers. 41...
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BBQ sweet chilli halloumi crunch wraps

Tasty, healthy supper dish quickly grilled on the BBQ To get more BBQers trying meat-free recipes on the barbie this summer, we’ve worked with a range of top chefs and brands across the UK to share...
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BBQ Recipe Competition

Do you have a favourite barbecue recipe that doesn’t include any meat? We are celebrating being vegetarian and proving that barbecuing isn’t about consuming vast quantities of meat but is about being...
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Vegan BBQ asparagus with shallots and salsa verde

British asparagus grilled on the BBQ for a quick tasty side or as a main To help more people try meat-free meals on the barbie this summer, we’ve reached out to brands and chefs from all over the UK...
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BBQ corn on the cob with shallot herb butter

Try this easy tasty veggie dish using super sweet British corn To celebrate the launch of our VVQ campaign , which promotes trying meat-free recipes on the BBQ, we’ve asked some of the best brands and...
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BBQ’d stuffed red peppers

To support the launch of our VVQ campaign , we have reached out to brands and chefs from all over the UK to share their favourite vegan/veggie recipes with us. Today’s recipe is for tasty stuffed red...
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How to heat your outdoor space

Use your outdoor space to the max with an open fire The face of modern gardening is changing, few of us have time to tend a traditional quintessential English garden. Many of us are opting for...
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How To Take Cuttings From Woody Herbs; Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, Mint

Perennial herbs soon become woody so take cuttings for fresh leaves Taking cuttings of woody herbs such as sage, rosemary, lavender and mint is easy to do, only takes a few minutes and increases your...
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How To Revitalise Leggy Herbs

Leggy herbs produce few edible leaves so cut back for new tasty growth Towards the end of summer herbs can become leggy and produce very little in the way of edible leaves. You will need: scissors or...
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How To Divide A Large Clump Of Chives

Divide chives at the end of summer to keep them fresh Chives have usually grown into a large clump by the end of summer and really need splitting up to keep them rejuvenated. If you leave them in a...
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August

The weather for the first week of August starts off mainly warm & dry with the risk of some breezier weather with spells of rain especially in the northwest & possible thunderstorms in the south. The...
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About Hayes

Over 200 years commitment to our customers Hayes have over 200 years of history on the same site in Ambleside, starting as growers and ending in our present format, many times larger and with many...
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How To Light Your Garden

Light up your garden It seems a pity to miss out on the beauty you have created in your garden, at the only time you have to relax and enjoy it – the evenings! Even in summer as the light starts to...
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Best Tips For Growing Roses

'Wild Edric' - heavenly scent and useful hedging rose
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Barbecuing With Richard Holden

Richard Holden - BBQ In 2015 Richard launched his own cookery school, Richard Holden BBQ. He is now on a journey to bring BBQ skills to more people through live demonstrations and hands-on...
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How To Keep Your Summer Bedding Plants In Hanging Baskets, Containers And Troughs Looking Good Until Autumn

Summer bedding plants need plenty of water, food and deadheading Summer bedding plants are hungry and thirsty, so to keep them looking good well into autumn make sure you keep them well watered and...
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Best Tips For Looking After Summer Bedding Plants

Fuchsia with nepeta, lobelia, calibrachoa and petunias
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World of Gardening

Pots to propagating, sheep to shears and weedkiller to wellies Everyone who has some outdoor space, whether it’s a few pots outside the back door or a palatial estate, needs the nuts and bolts, or...
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World of Barbecuing

Everything you need to grill, bake and smoke; from searing to low and slow The Barbecue Shop is located at the rear of the nursery and being one of the largest in North West England is the showcase...
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How To Sow Broccoli For A Crop Over Winter

Broccoli is nutritious and easy to grow over winter We are sowing a mix of purple and white sprouting broccoli in summer to give us a crop in early spring. As the vegetable beds are full we are sowing...
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How To Take Cuttings From Basil

Take cuttings from basil for fresh leaves over winter Taking cuttings from Basil is one of the easiest gardening tasks. If you take cuttings towards the end of summer you can grow the young plants on...
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How To Keep The Slugs And Snails Off Your Vegetables

Slugs and snails can ravage your vegetables - so take action! In the height of the season slugs are a real problem and can decimate your vegetable crop so you need to be really vigilant about dealing...
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How To Use Garden Plants To Deter Midges And Mosquitos

Midges and mosquitos can ruin a BBQ or summer evening Midges and mosquitos can turn a lovely evening socialising in the garden or a BBQ into an irritating nightmare. The little blighters get up your...
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How To Dead Head And Prune Roses After They Have Finished Flowering

Rose 'Paul's Scarlet' Enjoy a second flush of roses in early autumn by pruning in summer A little light pruning in summer after your rose has finished flowering can often produce a second flush of...
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How To Gauge When To Harvest Your Vegetables

It's that time of year to enjoy the fruits of your hard work Aubergines are better cut off the plant rather than pulled as the stems are rather tough and you run the risk of damaging the stem. Slice...
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