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  • 2 May 2013

    3 ways with asparagus

    May is the season for asparagus and how delectably delicious it tastes fresh from the earth! We are so used to having whatever fruit or veggies we fancy at any time of year, it’s easy to assume asparagus is on the menu year-round. But the difference in taste between the plastic-wrapped, food-mile-laden asparagus we find on the supermarket shelves all year round, and the real home-grown stuff is enough to make a case for locavore-ism. […] more

  • 19 Apr 2013

    What to plant in April

    We’ve had a long cold winter and the soil is just beginning to warm up. A good sign that your garden is ready for planting is when the weeds start growing strongly! April is the month when everything starts springing into life and you need to keep on top of the planting to make the most of your plot. […] more

  • 18 Apr 2013

    Make biodegradable flower pots

    Whether you have a huge garden or just a windowsill, planting seeds is an easy and fun way for kids to engage with nature. You can keep a record as your plants grow, and kids will love to check on their little seedlings each morning. […] more

  • 17 Apr 2013

    10 celebrations for Earth Day

    Earth Day is a day for giving back to Mother Earth. It is a chance to pause and take stock of all the wondrous gifts we often take for granted, the most obvious being, of course, life itself! Today is the perfect opportunity to get outside with your kids and celebrate the natural world around you. […] more

  • 15 Apr 2013

    Support British woodlands

    By switching to British-grown coppiced beanpoles, gardeners and growers will be doing their bit to support the environment, wildlife, rural jobs, ancient skills and traditions – and their beans. […] more

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