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July 2020 | Soil Life

July 2020 | Soil Life

Big picture” this month is my Geranium x oxanium ‘Wargrave Pink’.  I have two areas of this easy to care for and all round excellent plant that fills the low-down areas of my garden with colour and keeps the weeds at bay although it is the only Geranium I currently have.   This is an old cultivar, from around 1850, and is a real garden stalwart.  I only realised just how useful it is when a couple of weeks ago, talking with a…

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May 2019 | Dark Canopies

May 2019 | Dark Canopies

Welcome back everyone. No doubt you too have been struggling to keep the plants moist in the face of continuous gale force winds. Easy to forget when it isn’t hot and sunny that strong winds can dry out plants just as much. I have been getting more comments on the blog recently and it is so good to hear from people. Please do leave a comment or a gardening moan or ask about a gardening problem you might be struggling…

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March 2019 | In Praise of Squashed Plants – Yes, Squashed

March 2019 | In Praise of Squashed Plants – Yes, Squashed

Welcome back to my blog and greetings to the Spring that has arrived following the pleasant surprise of a warm and sunny February – unheard of. My seeds sown indoors in January are progressing – leeks, white onions, red onions, broad beans, marigolds – and the February and March starters have gone into the propagator where some are showing already. This post’s title is explained at the end. Wildlife, Wildflowers and Corridors   I continue to be made happily aware…

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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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