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  1. JANUARY GARDENING TIPS

    Recycle your Christmas tree – take it to your local recycling centre to be shredded into reusable mulch....

  2. DECEMBER GARDENING TIPS

    December is the ideal time to prune Japanese maples, silver birch and ornamental and fruiting grapevines. Pruning before Christmas prevents ...

  3. Swede

    Swedes are brassicas, and like other members of the family they need firm, non-acidic soil with reasonable drainage. Pick a sunny spot and d...

  4. Beetroot

    Choose a sunny spot for beetroot, and dig the soil in autumn or early winter, adding well-rotted compost if humus content is low. Lime if th...

  5. Parsnips

    If you want to grow long, tapering parsnips, you’ll need deep, stone-free soil, well manured for a previous crop. Any reasonable soil in sun...

  6. Carrots

    Your soil must be deep, fertile and rather sandy if you want to produce fine long specimens. If your soil is rather heavy or stony, try grow...

  7. Onion sets & shallots

    All onions require good soil and free drainage. Choose a sunny site for planting, and dig the ground well in early winter, incorporating a g...

  8. Potatoes

    Potatoes can be grown in practically every soil kind of soil, and they’re perfect for helping to turn grassland or wasteland into a producti...

  9. Spring onions

    These are found in many oriental dishes, and need to grow in a sunny position in well-drained fertile soil. Dig the soil over to make a fine...

  10. Komatsuna

    These form large, productive, healthy plants with glossy leaves that can grow up to 30cm (12”) long and 18cm (7”) wide. Their flavour resemb...

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