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This Month in the Garden – May 2019

As I write in mid-April, the vegetables seeds I sowed in March have just begun to germinate. I have needed to water them, though, because we have not had any appreciable rainfall since then. If this continues it will mean … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2019

There are firm historical and theological reasons for having Easter Day on a variable date  but it does mean that sometimes the Church’s celebration of new life  gets rather widely separated from the new life of spring  in the garden. … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – March 2019

This is the time to come out of hibernation and to start being really active in the garden. There is a lot to be done and a good start now will pay off for the rest of the year. Where … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – February 2019

Here we are again at the start of another gardening year. As usual, we wonder what the year will hold for us and, in particular, what the weather will be like. Already, this year has been unusually dry and many … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – December 2018, January 2019

What can a gardener do in December and January except sit indoors in the warm and think of Spring ? That idea has attractions but they are not very profitable ones when there is a lot you can do which … Continue reading

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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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BGA Annual General Meeting

The Biddenham Gardeners’ AGM was held in the Village Hall on 17th July. The Chair reported on another successful year with a good variety of outside speakers and two meetings presented by our own members. There were outings to Ascott … 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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