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February 2020 | Fragrances, bees and buds in your garden

February 2020 | Fragrances, bees and buds in your garden

At the Allotment Hello again, welcome back.  The winter so far has not been too bad in London south east but I have been a tad frustrated by constant rain interfering with garden work.  In the preparation for the next growing season – fitted in between the never ending rain showers which, whilst annoying in one way, have been a boon in leaving our heavy clay soil very workable, so long as you don’t stand on it.  In January I…

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New Year, New Garden | January 2020

New Year, New Garden | January 2020

  Happy New Year to everyone and welcome back to the blog after the festivities.  The big picture this month is of the Levens Hall topiary garden with a dusting of snow – picture courtesy of Chris Crowder and the gardening team there – more of this later.  In my blog you will usually find me looking for solutions to gardening problems, both vegetable and ornamental, based on my garden and allotment plot and ten years of running a gardening…

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GREEN ARTS SERIES
The month of flowers – June 2017

GREEN ARTS SERIES
The month of flowers – June 2017

A version of this article was first published under the Green Arts Series title on the Mature Times website. Updated by Rosanna May 2019   Hello – Rosanna Cavallo here again with gardening from south east London. June can be a gloriously sunny month and we have had plenty of sun. 2017 has also seen June gale force winds in the South East – believe it or not some of my clients have had their rose bushes blown clean out…

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Ready for the Season ? – April 2017

Ready for the Season ? – April 2017

A version of this article was first published under the Green Arts Series title on the Mature Times website. Updated by Rosanna May 2019 Welcome! This time of year most gardeners are a blur as they rush around preparing for the summer season – so much of the art of gardening is in the preparation – at the same time as they are responding to the many tasks the fast new growth suddenly brings about. The first mowing of the…

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