Ten Things To Do In The Garden in January

January is a unique month in the year when plants, on the whole, demand very little from gardeners. House plants are an exception, but even these have minimal needs when light levels are low and days are short. January is the perfect month for gardeners to take stock, plan ahead, or simply take a break […]

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Potting Shed Still Life

Being the custodian of two very small gardens, I envy those with room for serious glasshouses and potting sheds. Yesterday, in the lovely walled garden at Trenarth (open for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust) we found this gardener’s retreat, packed with old tools and plant labels.

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Daily Compost Candy: Lakeland Gold

Our neighbours must think I am burying Him Indoors in the garden. Frankly I’d be lucky, as even with my best efforts the deepest I can dig down is one spade’s depth. The satisfaction I’m getting from that simple achievement is huge. For the last two evenings I have been out there until after dark, […]

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