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  • Gardening with children
    April 12, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Gardening with children

    Kids love dirt and anything that awakens their senses. Giving them the opportunity to fill a garden space with their own plants is a great way to get them outside and teach them about plants and nature. And there’s no...

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  • Pretty & Useful Chillies
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Pretty & Useful Chillies

    With chillies it doesn’t have to be all about the fruit. In many parts of Europe and America they’re used as ornamental plants. But just because they look good doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the fruit. All of these...

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  • How many Chillies?
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    How many Chillies???

    One thing that’s often surprises people is just how productive chilli plants can be. This collection is made up from some of the most productive varieties around. Without too much work you could be picking over 300 chillies from this planter...

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  • A little bit of Mexico in rainy England
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    A little bit of Mexico in rainy England

    From chilli con carne to fajitas who doesn’t want a bit of Mexican spice in their life? Chillies are an essential ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Whilst you can use any chilli to turn up the heat in your cooking these...

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  • Time for Tea
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Time for Tea

    Herbal teas are one of the easiest ways to make use of you plants. A few snips of a leaf and some boiling water and away you go. Plus they taste amazing, can help relax or stimulate you. And if...

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  • Pretty & Useful Herbs
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Pretty & Useful Herbs

    Herbs aren’t just for eating, their fantastic scents and aromas are a massive part of the plant. This collection just goes to show how versatile these plants are. Add some leaves to a bath and lay back, relaxed and enjoy...

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  • Pot Sizes & Overwintering Herbs
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Pot Sizes & Overwintering Herbs

    The great thing about herbs is that not only do they grow well in the garden they’re also very happy to grow in pots and containers. This is particularly good if you’re limited on the space where you can grow...

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  • Watering, Feeding & Growing Conditions
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Watering, Feeding & Growing Conditions

    The trickiest part of growing any plant is wateringIt always surprises people that watering is such an important part of growing a plant, it’s not the fact that plants obviously need water it’s more how much. Herbs are no exception...

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  • Planting Herbs Outside
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Planting Herbs Outside

    The first thing you’ll need to do is prepare the area you want to plant the starter plants in. For 90% of all herbs this will ideally be some well drained soil.   As with many plants, preparation is the...

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