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If you have an invading slug/snail army coming into your garden, there are a few signs you can look out for:
Slugs are messy, they never clean up after themselves. Look out for slime trails on hard surfaces, leaves, and stems. If you see a silvery deposit, they have arrived.
Are you seeing little holes in plant tissue? No, it’s not the grandkids with a potato shooter, it’s the slugs. They leave these holes with their rasping mouths.
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Late January/Early February is a good time to start thinking about crop rotation.
The principle of crop rotation is to grow specific groups of vegetables on a different part of your vegetable patch each year. It doesn’t matter if you have an allotment or a small garden patch, you can still plan for crop rotation.
Some of the key benefits of crop rotation include:
The leaves have now fallen from your apple and pear trees, which means its time to prune! We know this can seem like a daunting task, especially if you haven’t done it before.
To get you started, here are 4 top tips:
- Aim to take between 10-20% of the overall canopy off in any one winter. Work around the tree evenly and keep an eye on your pruning pile - if it's looking a little big, STO
To start, get an idea of how much space you have, you don't want to get home and see you don't have the space.
Spruce vs. Nordman
The Spruce is the more traditional option it's needles are sharp to the touch and tend to drop significantly more.
The Nordman is a modern choice, its needles are very soft, and tend to drop less needles.
As Haloween is behind us, you may need to find a way to use up some of the pumpkins you have left!
This month we are going to make a beautiful pumpkin soup! All you need is:
Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan, then gently cook 2 finely chopped onions for 5 mins, until soft
This month we thought we would do something a little different!
As its almost Halloween we wanted to show you how you can put your BBQ to good use, even going into winter & Autumn.
This recipe is quick and easy and perfect for cooking while the kids (or adults) carve their pumpkins!
All you will need to make sweet and sour frilled pumpkin is:
• 1 pound sugar pumpkin
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
As the rainy days are approaching, its time to think about how you can use rainwater to your advantage.. plus save money on your water bills!