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The Potting Bench Diaries – 5th October 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: I'm not sure how its been by you but this week has been filled with that glorious autumnal perfect gardening weather. Not too hot, not too cold, not too wet...perfect. And that weather is the perfect storm for lifting and dividing plants too. This time of year is great for… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 5th October 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 28th September 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Not sure about your garden but ours is still doing ok, despite the drop in temperatures are threat of the dreaded first frost...hope I haven't jinxed it now saying that! The Dahlias seem to be having that typical September burst and the more I've been cutting, the more they've been… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 28th September 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 21st September 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: This weather has got me really wanting to rip out all the pots and get the bulbs in! But there is still plenty of life in our pots yet - the Salvia, Gaura, Dahlias (and God knows what else) are still seemingly going strong, with a final September hurrah. There’s… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 21st September 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 14th September 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Gosh, where to start hey? Its certainly been a week that we'll all remember for a long time as we said goodbye the HRH Queen Elizabeth II. I think during this time its been such a mixture of emotions and thankfully I'd like to think we've all found solace in… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 14th September 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 7th September 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Well, its been a while hasn't it! Its been just over a month since I've shared a garden update and boy oh boy has a lot happened since then - the hottest of heatwaves continued to rage on and the garden is just about recovering now! I really thought we'd… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 7th September 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 3rd August 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: I've continued the biennial sowing with yet more foxgloves, so we're going to be in for a treat with those next year. I'm now at 7 varieties I think and there are a few more on their way that I've ordered online. Which biennials have you sown for next year?… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 3rd August 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 27th July 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Luckily the heat of last week has subsided, although its still fairly warm in the UK, averaging around 20-25°C most days. We've also had some rain which has been so very welcome after the extended dry period, we jokingly always say 'the garden will be glad of it' but that… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 27th July 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 20th July 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Not a fat lot in this heat!! This kind of heat really isn't conducive for too much gardening but there are still some bits and pieces to be enjoying. For anyone reading and listening to this from outside the UK, we're currently having somewhat of a heatwave here with temperatures… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 20th July 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 6th July 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Has anyone elses garden just gone bonkers this week?? Everything seems to have just doubled in size like something out of a sci-fi film! And the lawn seems like it needs mowing already and it's only mid-week! I'm certainly not complaining but its just come out of nowhere. The borders… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 6th July 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 29th June 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: After a week away, I'm back with another update on our garden! I'm not sure what its been like near you but we've had ALL weathers this week - except for snow I think. It's been upto about 25°C on some days but then really wet on others, but this… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 29th June 2022