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The Potting Bench Diaries – 15th June 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: This week has been a proper week of trying to enjoy the garden as much as we can while the sun shines. I don't know about you, but this time of year is one of my favourites - the weather is getting warmer and the garden is growing and changing… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 15th June 2022

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Book Review: Attracting Garden Pollinators by Jean Vernon

Did you know......there are a staggering 270 types of bees in the UK…and an even more staggering 20,000 in the world. Perhaps even more interesting than that is that there are far more pollinators in the world than just the humble 20,000 Bees. But, what are they, how exactly can we lure them into our… Continue reading Book Review: Attracting Garden Pollinators by Jean Vernon

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 1st June 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: I'm really missing the colours of early spring, but it's exciting to think about what's to come soon and over the summer. We continue to fill the gaps in the borders with some planned planting and some other bits coming in to replace things that have either died off or… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 1st June 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 25th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: The great pot shuffling of spring has begun! Now that the tulips have gone, I've had to rethink the stash of pots as you step out the back door and onto the patio. The cosmos, as mentioned last week, is sitting at the back along with a peony and few… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 25th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 18th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: The concept of feeling on top of things is such a rarity in gardening isn't it - but at the time of writing this, I feel on top of it all....for now! I've been through everything in the zippy, cleared out anything that might have *cough cough* died in my… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 18th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 11th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Things have taken a real leap ahead towards summer as I bring down some of the pots from the back of the garden to the patio as they come into real growth. As the tulips fade away this gives chance for the Senetti to come forward, the wildflowers to come… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 11th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 4th May 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: It feels like this week has been a bit of a faffy one, with the main priority being about plans for the coming weeks. Yet more of the tulips continue to go past their best and it's now high time to decide whether to keep them or buy fresh next… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 4th May 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 27th April 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: Its official...time of death 9am on 27th April....the daffodils have gone for another year. But there's no mourning because they've been amazing this year and I'm already thinking ahead to which ones to try again next time and those that might make a new appearance. I don't know about you… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 27th April 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 20th April 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: The daffs are really on the turn now and I've been deadheading them as I potter around so that they don't go to seed. Deadheading makes sure all the energy goes back into the bulb to make for better and stronger flowers again next year. If you've not done any… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 20th April 2022

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The Potting Bench Diaries – 13th April 2022

What I'm Doing This Week: After the move around last week everything is pretty much in place for the rest of the season, unless there are any late additions...which I think there might just be. Most of the pots of daffs are still looking good but some of them are on the turn so I've… Continue reading The Potting Bench Diaries – 13th April 2022