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Dismantle and store canes for next year

Now the runner beans/french beans have come to an end, it’s a good idea to dismantle the frame of bamboo canes and store them for use next year. Leaving canes out during winter will shorten their life by making them weaker and brittle. GIVE THEM A WASH You can wash …

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How to use Bonfire Ash

Once the excitement of the annual bonfire is over what do you do with the ash. Allow it to cool down until its cold then scoop into a metal bucket making sure you remove any pieces of metal (nuts/bolts) which may be hiding. Scatter on the compost pile and mix …

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Using leaves to make free compost

At this time of year there is an abundance of leaves falling from trees that make for excellent leaf mould compost. You can create your own for use on the garden as either a mulch or for bulking up raised beds. Every year you can find me in front of …

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Help Hedgehogs Survive the Winter

Since the 1950’s the number of hedgehogs in the UK has fallen by over 37%! As part of their nationwide campaign, Hedgehog Street have released an interactive map showing where in the UK both live and dead hedgehogs have been found. Next week sees the start of Wild About Gardens …

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