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This Month in the Garden – October 2018

Although much of the country has had useful amounts of rain,the drought continues in Bedford and we are likely to enter October with very dry conditions. Cooler weather and a little rain at the end of August and in September … Continue reading

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This Month In The Garden – July & August 2018

When misfortune strikes we often say that life isn’t fair. One of my dahlias must be feeling like this at the moment … Last year I ordered five new dahlia mini-plants and they arrived in April. I potted them up … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – June 2018

Until the middle of May the weather continued its record-breaking behaviour. After the wettest, coldest April we have ever experienced we had the hottest and driest May Bank Holiday.  I was lucky and went on holiday in the Canary Islands … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2018

My hope that the weather would improve after a dismal March was not realised and April up to the time of writing has been even worse. At this time last year I wrote happily about a lovely Spring and I … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2018

There is still snow on the grass as I write and a bitter northerly wind. This is not what we should expect near the end of March but we have the prospect of a return to normal temperatures quite soon … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – March 2018

March is the month to get going again in the garden; the time for real gardening; to be growing things again. This can mean both sowing and planting. If you are starting plants from seed many things will do best … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – February 2018

February is a month for preparation; preparing for the new gardening year that lies ahead. Writing this in mid January, I had been working in the garden for the first time this year cutting out the old leaves on the … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – December 2017

What can a gardener do most profitably in these winter months when you can’t do very much in the beds or borders or in the greenhouse? One thing not to do is walk on the lawn when there is a … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – November 2017

The craze for instant gardening programmes like Ground Force seems to have passed and the real nature of gardening which needs a long-term view is increasingly recognised. November, particularly, is a month for planning for the future rather than being … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – October 2017

I love those still, warm, sunny September days which conjure up thoughts of mist and mellow fruitfulness, with a feeling of summer but also a hint of nostalgia from the knowledge that time has moved on and autumn and then … Continue reading

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