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Four Tips for Starting an Allotment | Garden Design+

Four Tips for Starting an Allotment | Garden Design+ | Gardening | Scoop.it
Whatever the reason, there are a number of useful tips that you can follow to ensure that you get the most out of your allotment and ensure that your plants are healthy and fruitful. Little and Often.
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Have Patience When Planting Amaryllis Bulbs | Horticulture

Have Patience When Planting Amaryllis Bulbs | Horticulture | Gardening | Scoop.it
Amaryllis bulbs make great gifts at the holiday season. Pass along this reminder they can be to sprout, plus other tips to make amaryllis grow and bloom.
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Are practical gardening books losing out to the internet?

Are practical gardening books losing out to the internet? | Gardening | Scoop.it
How-to guru Dr David Hessayon says the internet killing off printed how-to guides. Is he right, asks Ed Cumming
    
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I believe that it's the  only way forward cause books  are  very  good  and  well if you  require  the  basics  for  doing a  specific  task  but plants ,shrubs,fruit &  vegatables  are  for  ever  changing  and  what  used  to  be  the  norm  now  needs  to  be  updated  regularly  as  new  plants  come  on  the  market 

Unless  the  publisher  and  authors  are  prepared  to  revise  or  update  their  books . The  internet  is  the  only  way  to  keep  up 

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Thorny problems: the Christmas gardener's guide to holly and ivy

Thorny problems: the Christmas gardener's guide to holly and ivy | Gardening | Scoop.it
Our gardening agony aunt, Helen Yemm, shares her seasonal tips on growing holly and ivy
    
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Francine Raymond's top Christmas gifts for gardeners

Francine Raymond's top Christmas gifts for gardeners | Gardening | Scoop.it
Buying presents can be a daunting business so here are some tips
    
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Fence Gardening Ideas For Winter - Oneindia Boldsky - Boldsky.com

Fence Gardening Ideas For Winter - Oneindia Boldsky - Boldsky.com | Gardening | Scoop.it
Wood fence:Fencing with wood fence is the typical and traditional way of fence gardening. This is cheap and easy, which makes it one of the favourite choices among winter garden tips. If your chief concern is creating a ...
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No-till Gardening

No-till Gardening | Gardening | Scoop.it

With ‘no-till’ gardening, once the bed is established the surface is never disturbed. Amendments such as compost, manure, peat, lime and fertilizer are ‘top dressed’, i.e added to the top of the bed where they will be pulled into the subsoil by watering and the activity of subsoil organisms.


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Winter Wreath Making Tips – Garden Foreplay

Winter Wreath Making Tips – Garden Foreplay | Gardening | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips: You will need a lot of material for even a small form, especially if you want big fat full wreaths. The amount shown in the silver pan was just about enough to create a 16″ wreath.
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Rosemary Livingstone: the queen of Christmas flowers

Rosemary Livingstone: the queen of Christmas flowers | Gardening | Scoop.it
Anna Tyzack adds a sprinkling of Rosemary Livingstone's glamour to her Christmas decor, with style tips from the floral designer to the stars
    
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The Princess Royal opens Greenwich Horticulture and Equestrian Skills Centre - News Shopper

The Princess Royal opens Greenwich Horticulture and Equestrian Skills Centre - News Shopper | Gardening | Scoop.it
The Princess Royal opens Greenwich Horticulture and Equestrian Skills Centre
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GREENWICH'S new equestrian centre was opened last week by the most famous equestrian of them all - the Princess Royal.
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Online botanical illustration courses start January 27 - Cornell Blogs ...

Online botanical illustration courses start January 27 - Cornell Blogs ... | Gardening | Scoop.it
Leave a Reply. Click here to cancel reply. Name (required). E-mail (will not be published) (required). Website. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Dept. of Horticulture · College of Ag & Life Sciences · Cornell University ...
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London College Of Garden Design: short courses for 2014

London College Of Garden Design: short courses for 2014 | Gardening | Scoop.it
The London College of Garden Design has today launched its largest ever schedule of short courses to inspire and train tomorrow’s garden designers Director of Garden Design Studies Andrew Wilson said “we have become the leading garden design...
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Amazing Amaryllis Bulbs – Getting your amaryllis to rebloom

Amazing Amaryllis Bulbs – Getting your amaryllis to rebloom | Gardening | Scoop.it
I suppose it’s partly the fascination of this huge bud emerging from a dry bulb? Or maybe the rapid growth of the fleshy, upright flower stem? Or the size of those gorgeous, exotic blooms, when they finally open from the large beak-like buds?
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This  has always  been a  worry  of some  of  clients ounce  the  flower  dies  that  its is  left  to  wither  untill next  year

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Great British Garden Revival, BBC Two, review

Great British Garden Revival, BBC Two, review | Gardening | Scoop.it
Great British Garden Revival is a welcome addition to the TV schedules, says Ed Cumming Promoting his series Britain and the Sea last month (a campaign in which he also revealed a scorpion tattoo), David Dimbleby said the BBC should cut back on...
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Gardening in the Wilderness: do we need a revolution in the garden? by Lucy Masters

Gardening in the Wilderness: do we need a revolution in the garden? by Lucy Masters | Gardening | Scoop.it
Suppers are back! Well - one is, thanks to the effort and initiative of Lucy Masters, who wrote this piece to introduce the debate, and to James Alexander-Sinclair, who has agreed to discipline  ch...
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Houseplant Care | Light Requirements

Houseplant Care | Light Requirements | Gardening | Scoop.it
This post explains the importance of understanding window orientation and the effect on light levels for various types of plants. (Giving or receiving the gift of horticulture this year? Struggling with your houseplants?
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Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: Book Review

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: Book Review | Gardening | Scoop.it
Count me among the legion of Beatrix Potter’s fans. I love the illustrations in her children’s books, and just as much–perhaps more–I love the language of those stories.
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Little  known  fact  that  she  actually  was  a  botanical  artist  -  She used  to  go  out  and  draw  the  fungi  and  mushrooms  -  but  alas  in  the  victorian  times a  'woman' doing  a  mans  job  was  frowned  on 

So  she  decided to  write  add  ilustrate   children  books  -  first  off  all  for  her  family 

 

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Here’s a gardening trick that works: paperwhites are more stable when tipsy

Here’s a gardening trick that works: paperwhites are more stable when tipsy | Gardening | Scoop.it
 
 
Paperwhites are one of the easiest bulbs to force indoors, providing a season of pleasure in the flower form.
Placed in a clear glass, the roots and actual bulb become part of the display.
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Still time to enter the Royal Docks competition

Still time to enter the Royal Docks competition | Gardening | Scoop.it
There is still time to enter the Royal Docks Ideas competition - but the deadline may be closer than you think London's Royal Docks is the site for the competition The competition, launched by the Landscape Institute and Ecobuild, with support from...
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What to do in the garden in December

What to do in the garden in December | Gardening | Scoop.it
RHS tips and tricks for gardening in December, from protecting pots to feeding the birds
    
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Growing Sweet Peas for Cutting; Top Ten Tips

Growing Sweet Peas for Cutting; Top Ten Tips | Gardening | Scoop.it
I have always loved sweet peas. I love their frilliness, their fragrance and their robust fragility. I love the whole ritual of growing them, and the pride in being able to cut bunches for vases indoors.
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Sacramento Gardening Experts Share Tips On Protecting Plants In ...

Sacramento Gardening Experts Share Tips On Protecting Plants In ... | Gardening | Scoop.it
Now is the time to start protecting those outside plants and gardens to keep the foliage from folding under this cold snap.
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Frosts Landscape Construction install Christmas tree at St Pancras Station

Frosts Landscape Construction install Christmas tree at St Pancras Station | Gardening | Scoop.it
Frosts Landscape Construction were delighted to be commissioned by Fortnum & Mason, London to install and decorate a Christmas tree to mark the launch of their first new store in more than 300 years, located within the busy St Pancras train station.
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Moon Turnips? NASA Takes Gardening to New Heights

Moon Turnips? NASA Takes Gardening to New Heights | Gardening | Scoop.it
The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015.

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Comment on Save our small nurseries from the European Commission by Iain Harper

Comment on Save our small nurseries from the European Commission by Iain Harper | Gardening | Scoop.it
If this proves to correct, it is another example of the bureaucratic and financial burden imposed on the small business community by the European Union, to say nothing of the way (in this instance) plant production & the diversity of species /...
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