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  1. Winter Stems for Garden Drama

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    They rise out of the bare brown soil like flames from a rising phoenix and turn a bleak winter’s day into a firework display! Here’s some of the best winter stems to turn your garden into a wonderland! Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ This gorgeous dogwood has multicoloured stems in shades of oranges and pinky reds …Read More

  2. Happy Holly-Days!

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    Fancy growing some holly to make your own Christmas decorations? Here’s some of the best varieties but first… a little bit of holly history… Holly has been a symbol of Christmas from the very start but its link to winter celebrations goes even further back deep into the times of superstition, magic and folklore.   …Read More

  3. A Beginners Guide to Growing Sweet Peas

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    It may be gloomy out there and the evenings may be getting darker and the wind windier and the rain… rain…ier – but don’t let winter ‘pea’ you off! Spring will come again and what better way to instill your confidence in warmer days to come than by sowing some sweet peas! Autumn through to …Read More

  4. The Dark Arts of Deadly Nightshade

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    Halloween may be over for another year but there is still something dark and dangerous to be found hiding in hedgerows, woodlands and even your own garden! There has been a lot of hype in the last couple of years about the increase in Deadly Nightshade growing in the UK. I too have noticed that …Read More

  5. Ragwort – The Siren of the Meadows

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    It seems livestock are not the only creatures who cant resist the call from this golden femme fatale the Cinnabar moth counts ragwort amongst its necessary food sources but the difference is , the Cinnabar moth needs ragwort in order to thrive.

  6. Ragwort Hysteria – Fen Ragwort Destroyed at Ely

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    Those of you who are regular visitors to this blog will already know my views on Ragwort and my experiences with it (those of you who dont please see past blog entries). However over the last few weeks it seems Ragwort Hysteria has hit the Fens due to a blog post on ragwort-hysteriablogspot.com stating …Read More

  7. From Drought to Flooding and the Problems with Silt

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    In the Spring of 2012 our newsletter (pictured below) included an article about How To Cope With Drought which put forward solutions to keep our landscapes and gardens flourishing.     Shortly after that newsletter went out it started to rain and rain and rain, which has resulted in parts ofEngland experiencing their wettest January …Read More