My top tip for keeping cats, foxes and birds off your newly sown beds

Frequently I see people comment on social media about the difficulty of keeping cats, foxes and other creatures, off their newly sown beds. I thought I’d share my tip, which pretty much always works. Right: Parsnip seed These are newly …

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New veg beds – aka finally making a decision on the final layout of my kitchen garden

The kitchen garden? Not an inspiring photograph, is it? I mean, yes, you can see my slowly developing Forest Garden Border around the edges (the blueberries are nearly ready!), and some raised beds with garlic. But the lawn dominates. However, …

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Garlic scapes

Garlic scapes grow on Hardneck Garlic, and occasionally on Softneck Garlic (usually if stressed). If you aren’t sure what type of garlic you are growing, you’ll know if it starts producing a scape, which develops around late May and early …

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