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Planning ahead

Lucy prefers a growing space with a colourful mix of plants and flowers with no particular order, but she has been trying to plan ahead this week to prepare for vegetables all year round. 

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Frugal Gardening

Producing unusual house plants from a visit to the grocer’s

Turn your living room into that jungle you have always wanted with Anton's tips on how to produce exotic houseplants gathered from supermarkets.

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A real allotmenteer

Seven days away from the allotment has meant that the competitive weeds have taken over, but so have the delicious veggies. Find out which of the veggies Lucy's children were most excited by this week and why Lucy feels like a real allotmenteer!

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Frugal Gardening

Ensuring the show goes on

Winter is a challenge for many crops. Discover what Anton is sowing in summer to reduce the 'hungry gap'. He is a firm believer in planning ahead. 

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A berry nice place

It’s been a dreary and wet week on Lucy's allotment and she has found it difficult to motivate her children, perhaps some fresh berries and muddy puddles are the answer?

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organic insect decline

It's time to take action for insects

The Wildlife Trust, supported by Garden Organic and a number of other charities, has just launched a new report ‘Reversing the Decline of Insects’, highlighting the critical state of insect population decline.  And shows how all of us, wherever we live, can take action to bring back insects.

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Frugal Gardening

Eco-Budget Pest Control

Anton is feeling slightly puzzled over the broad beans and field beans in his growing space...

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A fantastic week in the garden

This week has been full of maintenance for Lucy on the allotment, but she has been rewarded kindly with home grown organic produce. 

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Frugal Gardening - Raising your seedlings with care

Why replicate the supermarket experience?

At the beginning of his blog series, Anton stated that he had limited space and would mainly focus on growing things that were unusual, expensive or difficult to obtain. Anton wants to grow something unusual that can't be found on shelves in the supermarkets or replicate their offering.

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Meet Jekka McVicar, Queen of Herbs, in this month’s podcast.

Chris and Jekka chat over a cuppa, as he hears about her remarkable life in the world of growing herbs.  Did she really ride on the back of Jamie Oliver’s scooter? Play at Glastonbury?

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