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Tomato growing tips in summer [video]

Tomato growing tips in summer [video]

Growing tomatoes can be very rewarding offering your fruit for you to use in the kitchen. This video gives you some quick tips to maximise your crop. Our expert has…

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Sow tomatoes early

If you have a heated propagator or a space on a warm, bright windowsill, sow tomatoes seeds at the end of January or start of February. Here’s how to sow…

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Find out how long your seed packets will last

If you are sorting through old seed packets through the winter months use this handy table to decide whether seeds are worth keeping. Veg and flower seeds and how long…

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How to create a Christmas apple tree decoration

This is a great alternative to traditional Christmas decorations. Use up surplus apple harvests or buy a few bags from the supermarket. Take a walk and see what berries you…

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Grape pruning in winter

Grape pruning is a vital job in winter, the vines need a hard prune to encourage heavy cropping. However the way you grow them will determine how you prune them, we…

Dismantle runner bean wigwam

CUT all of the bean stems at ground level, as well as any ties attaching the stems to the canes. LIFT the wigwam out of the soil and lay it…

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11 of the best pumpkin carvings for halloween

There’s no better way to celebrate the spookiest of holidays than with a creepy pumpkin carving. Be it a ghost, bat, grim reaper, or just a good old fashioned Jack…

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How to prune an apple tree [video]

How to prune an apple tree [video]

This great instruction video lasts over 9 minutes and is packed full of tips on how to prune apple trees. This video shows you how to prune an apple tree…

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How to grow tomatoes

Well, that’s not entirely true. If you’d visited my garden last summer you’d have noticed the air had taken on a blue hue, thanks to me getting rather upset about…

Do compost worms migrate in winter?

NO, I’M NOT suggesting they somehow take flight for the North African coast – though if they did that might explain why so many birds buzz off there when our…