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The Green Gardener

Follow our blog on all things gardening and grow your own, from "How to's" to interesting facts and recipes you can make with your home grown garden produce.
Here you will find allsorts of information about growing your own garden fruit and vegetables.  Usefull tips and how to articles from building raised beds to harvesting and storing your produce.
JUN
19

What to do in the garden in July

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Summer is definitely underway now, flowers are in full bloom and the vegetable plot's are starting to kick out some yummy produce...So in between making lovely salads and enjoying your garden here are some jobs for July to be thinking about in your garden.. Mulch, mulch, mulch...mulching really helps keep in moisture.  Mulch plants like fruit plants, runner beans and moisture loving herbs.   2.  Keep sowing seeds like salad leaves to maintain you supplies.  Remember to thin out the seedlings too! 3.  Dead head any flowering plants and also give them a feed.  Remember though to leave some to...
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JUN
11

Summer is progressing....

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I have already given you some pointers of what to be doing in your garden in June  and how I like to spend my June, but now we are now in full swing of the Summer. Here are somepointers of how to keep our planters, boarders and hanging baskets looking good and in full bloom, vegetable patches  tidy and high yeilding... In and around the garden Take Lavendar cuttings now!  This excits me and helps me reduce the cost of continuing to plant up my Lavender border. Check your Clematis for signs of Clematis Wilt. Pop your conservatory plants outside...
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JUN
08

Tomato Recipe

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For these buttery-soft roasted tomatoes, I have excelled the flavor of the creamy goat cheese filling with garlic and basil. The result works both as a side dish, starter or a main course with a salad and crusty bread. 12 Medium sized tomatoes 1 2/3 lbs Fresh goats cheese 1 Large egg, beaten 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons finely chopped basil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 pepper 6 Tablespoon's olive oil, a good one!! 1.  Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius, gas mark 6 or 425 degrees.  Slice off the top 1/2 inch of each tomato and reserve the tops....
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APR
17

In the garden in June

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June sweet June, summer is here...or is it...? What is the weather like for you?  And what does June mean to you? It is to me, not only my birthday month (wer hooo!) but a month of Eaton Mess pudding, warm evenings, friends around for al fresco dinning, the buzzing of bees around my garden, vegetables, trees and insects. What does June mean to you?  I asked the creator behind My Tiny Plot about her June and I had the most amazing response, she said Strawberries and Rose wine, great hey! But with the weather not "like it used to...
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APR
03

What to do in your garden in May

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MAY Hail, sweet month of May! Hail bright month of May! Bring sunshine with thee, Chasing clouds away. March has left us sighing In cold and chilly blast, April's tears have fallen May has come at last!! 1 Keep weeding!  Yes it's that time of year when the hoe loses it's winter rust. 2 Plant Salad Leaves . 3 You can now be planting Chicory, kale, endive, beetroot, french beans, radish, beans, spring onions 4 Plant Courgette's, squashes and marrows in pots in the green house. 5 Late frosts watch out!  Make sure you are able to dash out at the...
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02

Turn a Weedy Spot into a Potato Plot

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Growing potatoes is so easy and why not try doing what the title of my blog says, transform a weedy patch or create a raised bed containing topsoil and turn an idle spot into a useful and productive growing bed for your potatoes.  ' Grow Your Own ' is such a well used phrase now isn't it?  And why not?  There is nothing more exciting them picking, chopping, cooking and eating something you have grown yourself! Potatoes are a dependable bulk crop which can be stored over winter, they are so cheap to grow, the biggest most awesome reason for...
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MAR
22

April

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  It's almost April, fantastic isn't it.  Wondering around the garden last night as the sun was setting, looking out onto the field with a large wood beyond at the back of the QGS cottage, I remembered that I had been meaning to research my Walnut tree.  I found a great site www.walnuttrees.co.uk who do everything from sell nuts, timber, trees, oils, biscuits and gifts, they give advice and have walks and all sorts of different events all on the topic of this wonderful nut! Back on my laptop, I finally found out that the type of Walnut tree I...
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MAR
01

What to do in the Garden in March

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March March already!  Suddenly I am in a state of panic about all the jobs I need to be doing, feeling like I don't have enough time to get all of my jobs done before the Summer comes! Plus all the exciting things I want to start, building a bench, raised veg patches, design my front boarder, build a birds table, sort the bould patches of my garden. I have just planted out some garlic in the dark!  This is how panicked I am!  However; I calm myself down after writing a list of all March's jobs.  Panic disappears with...
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MAR
29

Building a Veg Patch

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Now growing vegetables to me is something I have always just been able to do, putting the main elements together to be able to produce fruit or veg to take back into my kitchen and cook. Simple! For some people however, taking on the task of building a vegetable plot and growing their own food is something they have never done before.  So this blog is to help those people gain a little understanding of those key elements to then go onto to produce home grown food for themselves and their family.  Growing at home or an allotment is so...
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