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Gardening is thirsty work! So who better to interview than the guys from Two Thirsty Gardeners? Nick and Rich have been gardening since a very young age and have been making their own cider since 2008. Since then, they have gained an allotment and have continued to turn the fruits of their labour into alcoholic drinks, to the point they even have a book out called ‘Brew it Yourself’. We were fortunate enough to interview Nick about all things gardening and brewing related, from different crops you can make alcohol from,

Recently we were fortunate enough to interview Jenny Steel from Wildlife Gardening about all things to do with having a wildlife garden, helping wildlife, and not using chemicals in your garden! Check out the interview below. Our Wildlife Gardening Interview 1. As someone with a keen interest in wildlife gardening, what are your top tips for encouraging wildlife to come to your garden? It doesn’t matter if we are talking about butterflies, birds, mammals or the smallest invertebrates – all wildlife visitors need food and shelter and some need water, so

Trellising plants, fruits, and vegetables is a long-standing gardening technique that may be utilised for various reasons. Growing plants vertically on a trellis that produce fruits and vegetables is especially beneficial. Plants that climb do so with a wide range of versatility; they can climb by way of clawing and thorns, twining and hugging, suckering and rooting, or just flopping until some sort of climbing support is found by the plant. Plants that climb can be invasive and quite adventurous, but there are some that may be quite dainty as

Charles Dowding has had his name associated with no-dig gardening for years now, and it is unlikely that you will find people who practice no-dig gardening who do not know of him. Charles found his feet in no-dig gardening some 30 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. No-dig gardening works best with a layer of compost as mulch, which encourages worms and other soil life to ‘do the digging’, avoiding any need to turn/loosen soil or make trenches. Here Charles tells us a bit more about the practice and

Pallet gardening is becoming a trend for many home-owners, but few are aware of how to go about it. While the flexibility gained by gardening on pallets is unparalleled and unrivalled by any other popular means, there are a few things gardeners need to know before introducing them to their homes. Let’s take a look at some things to keep in mind when pallet gardening. Do Have a Design in Mind Many pallet gardeners make the mistake of simply stocking up on a bunch of unused, unwanted pallets from nearby

Recently we were lucky enough to interview Phil McCann. Having worked on BBC’s Gardeners’ World and previously working as a horticultural consultant for the Royal Horticultural society Phil is truly an expert in his field. Our gardeners spotlight gives us a chance to gain expert advice and pass it on. The beauty of gardening is that there is always something new to learn. So whether you’re a budding beginner or a well-seasoned gardener, Phil’s commentary around the following topics is bound to provide you with some great tips and insights

Recently we were fortunate enough to speak with Janette Merilion, a highly experienced horticultural speaker and gardening specialist. Janette runs her own garden design business as well as finding time to lecture in horticulture and speak to groups about a variety of gardening topics. We asked her about the following topics to get some more insight into the gardening world. Preparing the garden for winter One of the things that I do not do is make the garden too tidy. Fallen leaves and dying foliage provide cover for the soil

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