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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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  • From Seedling to Established Plant
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    From Seedling to Established Plant

    Taking a plant from a young seedling though to an established plant is a key stage of the development of any plant. It’s also the stage at which so many people get tripped up. Once you’ve raised seeds or cuttings...

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  • Growing Herbs From Seed
    February 18, 2019 Alan Lodge

    Growing Herbs From Seed

    Growing from seed is one of the most rewarding parts of horticulture. As it happens it can also be one of the most cost effective too. When it comes to herbs, there’s a surprising amount of herbs which can’t grow...

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