Gardening

Cornwall Celebrates the Early Arrival of Spring with Garden Festivals

Cornwall Celebrates the Early Arrival of Spring with Garden Festivals

The first magnolia trees are in bloom, announcing the early arrival of Spring in Cornwall.  Bulb Farms are reporting the earliest harvest for daffodils on record and rhododendrons and camellias throughout the county are bursting into bloom.It is the flowering of the Magnolia campbellii champion tree

Wildflowers, keeping Britain beautiful and promoting horticulural careers will be highlights of 2013 National Gardening Week, 15th - 21st April

Sowing wildflowers to make Britain beautiful and buzz with wildlife throughout the summer and promoting the breadth of horticultural careers and the impact they have on the economy and environment, are key themes for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) during the 2013 National Gardening Week, 15 –

Do you have a slug problem?

Do you have a slug problem?

Here are some clever ways of dealing with them without harming your garden or other wild life AshThis creates a rough barrier that slugs and snails just hate to cross. However be sure not to use the ash from a fire that’s burnt household waste because it could contain toxins.

Survey shows need to grow childrens gardening knowledge

Survey shows need to grow childrens gardening knowledge

A nationwide survey by the UK’s foremost gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society, to understand under 16’s knowledge of plants has found that two thirds of children think that pumpkins grow on trees or in the ground, over half don’t know how broccoli grows and almost 80% can’t identify fo

A time to remember!

A time to remember

Back in the day when everyone had an allotment or small vegetable patch in their back garden. Self sufficiency was the order of the day. We all had a hand in growing the vegetables, raking out the weeds and drilling holes for the seeds to be planted. Some of us even kept a chicken or two.

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