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DROUGHT

DROUGHT

Our poor plants are suffering with this dry spell, even farmland in Devon is really suffering.  The water boards are now saying there will soon be a hosepipe ban for

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LADY HORTICULTURIST IS FORMING A PARTNERSHIP WITH BICTON COLLEGE

LADY HORTICULTURIST IS FORMING A PARTNERSHIP WITH BICTON COLLEGE

Lady Horticulturist is very proud to anounce that she is taking on young adults with learning difficulties from Bicton College, that enjoy having the experience and to be able to

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RAINY WEATHER

Hi folks, This was not what we were expecting – all this heavy rain! It’s not good, at the moment, for gardening as the soil conditions are absolutely saturated. It

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NATIONAL GARDENING WEEK 2018

Share your passion for plants by taking part in National Gardening Week from 30 April – 6 May 2018.  Join Britain’s biggest celebration of gardening this year by sharing everything

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CROCUS

CROCUS: is in the Family of IRIDACEACE (meaning the Iris family) A genus of about 80 species of corn forming. Gr,krokos. Saffron, derived from Semitic karkom, and one of the

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WHY I GARDEN AND HOW I GOT INTO GARDENING

WHY I GARDEN AND HOW I GOT INTO GARDENING

Why I garden – I enjoy the outdoor surrounding of rolling hills, green fields and hedges of the Devon landscape.  I especially enjoy seeing all the wildlife in the gardens,

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SOOTY MOULD

I have  recently noticed, in January and February that there are a number of plants suffering from Sooty Mould.  I have also had an enquiry about how to deal with Sooty Mould. 

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TRANSPLANTING SEEDLINGS

I find there are a lot of benefits for growing seedlings earlier as plants are much more established, grow much more healthier and stronger and produces much earlier growth and

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SEED SOWING

Seed sowing for many people can be very daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. But, let me tell you, it can be very rewarding watching mother nature develop into something of beauty and possibly something that you can eat. But lets go back to our old days when we were at school, doing our biology as seeds need to have the following requirements: sunshine, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide to aid the process of Photosynthesis, which aids the germination of seed.