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May
31

I like this positive news item

Tailored strips of wildflowers allow pest-eating insects to spread throughout crop fields, reducing the need for pesticides. We meet the team behind the trial that puts flower power at the fore…read more by clicking on the piece below: Out with pesticides, in with wildflowers

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Mar
30

Slug and snail deterrents

I found the following company’s unique plant pest deterrent products of particular interest due to their safe ingredients, beneficial side-effects on the plants and non-harmful effects on the target pest. The products are plant protectors and not pesticides. I have used their G2 formula on my plant plugs and mature plants and found them effective against slugs and snails; repeat … Continue reading

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Jul
22

I will be back at BBC Countryfile Live again this August

I will be back at the BBC Countryfile Live Show at Blenheim Palace from Aug 3rd till 6th (Thursday till Sunday), come and see me at stand B03 along Craven Avenue in the garden area.

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Dec
09

Wild Orchids

  At this time of year many people are thinking about planting my wild flower bulbs for the early spring however I thought it is worth mentioning that our wild Orchids are not dissimilar in their development, forming an underground tuber or rhizome first, before putting up a flower spike. My selection of wild Orchid seed can be sown at … Continue reading

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Nov
30

Seeds for Bach Flower Remedy plants, Scleranthus, Mustard etc.

I have been impressed by the large number of people contacting me for seeds of plants used in Bach Flower Remedies, in response to this I have done my best to collect as many species seeds as I can including Autumn Gentian, Scleranthus, Centaury, Common Rock-rose, Heather, Wild Mustard, all of which you can see for sale on my uncommon … Continue reading

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Jul
28

See me at the BBC Countryfile Live Show

I will be at the BBC Countryfile Live Show at Blenheim Palace from Aug 4th till 7th (Thursday till Sunday), come and see me at stand J107 in the garden area near the main arena.

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Jul
26

Enhancing a grassy field using Yellow Rattle seed

Part of my work is to advise on wild flower meadow creation and management, sometimes I carry out the work too with my colleague. Here is a field we sowed with Yellow Rattle seed in 2011 to reduce the grass vigour and open up the sward and then we added wild flower seeds. Once Yellow Rattle was established in one … Continue reading

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Oct
17

Bulbs of individual wild flower species for sale

I now have bulbs of individual wild flower species for sale in addition to my mixed species collections. Bulbs are great if you wish for quick flowering in woodland and shaded areas, as they reach flowering quicker than seed, which is slower to establish in such situations. They can also be used in open areas just as well. In fact the fragrant … Continue reading

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Sep
22

Artificial Grass – Perfect Turf

Although wild flower areas are well provided for around my office, the main path to my doors is not a mown strip through wild flower grassland, it is artificial grass. This may come as a surprise to some, but artificial grass has come a long way since its early days. I like it because it drains well and does not … Continue reading

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Jun
10

Debbie and Mark take the podium

For a change I am lending my blog page to friend and her colleague, two garden designers who need a platform to present their findings from a very worthy research project on the importance of gardens in care homes and especially dementia care homes. A book and guidance tool is being written which is being self-financed and they are looking … Continue reading

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