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Try Something New – Wild Garlic

Have you ever tried wild garlic? Often found in ancient and mature woodland, wild garlic can be hard to miss. You might notice the smell first and then, perhaps among the bluebells, you might see a carpet of broad leaved plants on the forest floor. The leaves are best picked when young and fresh (before it flowers) and are perfect [...]

Try Something New – Wild Garlic2021-03-23T13:06:42+00:00

Grow Your Own Radishes

Why not set up your own small kitchen garden in a container at home?  You can start to sow the earliest crops ready for later in the year. You could start by growing your own radishes - this easy to follow 'how to grow' card will show you how: How to Grow Your Own Radishes [...]

Grow Your Own Radishes2021-02-18T11:28:45+00:00

Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown

Follow a routine If you’re put into a stricter lockdown, it’s important to create a routine to give your day structure. Try to get up and go to bed at the same time every day, aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep per night. If you’re working from home, make sure you schedule in lunch breaks, and time [...]

Wellbeing at Home during Lockdown2020-11-26T16:50:41+00:00

Stargazing

At this time of year we get mixed weather but often the skies are clear at night. The stars and the moon and sometimes some of the planets can be seen in the night sky if no clouds are obscuring them. Have you ever thought of having a look to see what you can see on one of these [...]

Stargazing2021-02-18T10:08:36+00:00

NHS Exercises

NHS Exercises At this time of year there are plenty of active jobs to do in the garden. Beds, borders and containers all need weeding and the  borders can be re edged ready for spring. There are plenty of leaves on the ground and raking these up is a really good way to get some exercise and to warm [...]

NHS Exercises2020-11-26T16:37:55+00:00

Basic Willow Wreath

Basic Willow Wreath Click on the button underneath the image to find out how to make a basic Willow wreath. WREATH MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

Basic Willow Wreath2020-11-12T21:56:28+00:00

Thinking Ahead to Your Spring Time Garden

Thinking Ahead to your Spring Time Garden Now is the time of year to be thinking about how you want your garden to look like in the Spring. There are ideas about seeds, trees, shrubs on gardening websites and in magazines and books. There are a lot of local allotment and gardening groups with websites. For example the Aylesbury [...]

Thinking Ahead to Your Spring Time Garden2020-11-12T21:39:30+00:00

Cloud Watching

Cloud Watching This time of year there is a real mix of weather including bright sunny days, misty mornings and days filled with clouds and rain. Cloud formations are very varied. They are continually appearing, moving, changing and disappearing. Have you ever taken the time simply to watch how they move and change or just to observe their shapes? [...]

Cloud Watching2020-11-12T21:32:29+00:00

Gardening Jobs for November

Gardening jobs for November There are more things that can be planted out over winter.  There’s still time to plant some flowers and flowering plants such as crocus, sweet peas, alliums, ajuga and eryngiums. Other jobs in the garden or allotment: Prune fruit bushes Net brassicas Cut down autumn raspberries There is a full list of job checklists on [...]

Gardening Jobs for November2020-11-12T21:29:05+00:00

Jobs to do in your Garden

Jobs to do in your Garden At this time of year there are plenty of tidying up jobs to be done to get ready for springtime. Has your shed or cupboard where you store your gardening tools and equipment become untidy? Now is the time to sort it out. Tools can be checked for repairs and put into order [...]

Jobs to do in your Garden2020-10-29T14:08:25+00:00
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