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Growing Citrus Fruit by Adam Woolcott

 

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Growing citrus fruit is much easier than you might think and although growing a full size lemon or orange tree in the UK isn’t possible growing smaller plants that produce edible fruit definitely is!

One of the most important factors when growing citrus fruit is to use ericaceous compost this is lime free and acidic which is essential for healthy growth. When feeding your citrus plants it’s also important to use a specific citrus plant feed, these are normally liquid feeds. Continue reading

June Newsletter by Adam Woolcott

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All of a sudden we’re at the beginning of June slap bang between the end of spring and the start of summer. Now is the time to reflect on the last few months in the garden and plan the summer months.

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Choosing a Garden Theme

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Like your home, your garden can be a place of harmony and calm, by adding a few accents and key pieces you can transform your blank canvas into a blooming and prosperous surrounding.

Always keep a look out for key pieces that can add further character to your space, a treasure-trove of beautiful pots and pieces can be found at carboots and antique stores, but remember to obtain all staple items first.

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National BBQ Week – Recipes from around the world

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The dream of a sizzling hot grill cooking our favourite meats is no longer a central heating fuelled obsession – summer is finally here.

In celebration of National BBQ Week, LTGL have some found some of the tastiest (and unusual) BBQ recipes from around the world for you to try in your own back yard.

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Transplanting Seedlings

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Transplanting seedlings to bigger pots and eventually into the ground isn’t as straight forward as it would seem.  Care needs to be taken concerning when and how you transplant your precious seedlings; otherwise all your hard work could be undone in one afternoon.

Top Tip: Unless there’s a heatwave in May, all you edible plants will need to be hardened off, before being permanently left outside to mature.  Do this by leaving the plants out during the day and bringing them in at night.  You can leave them outside permanently after a week and so long as night temperatures are on or exceed 12º – 13º (54-55 ºF).

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Creating the perfect lawn by Adam Woolcott

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Creating the perfect lawn is a favourite British pastime and thanks to our damp climate grass grows very well in the British Isles. Modern breeding techniques have also created grass varieties for many different aspects and situations such as shady areas, high footfall areas and grass that looks like carpet for tennis courts and golf courses.

When creating a lawn the first thing to consider is what you wish to use it for, this will dictate the variety of seed or turf to use and the aspect and growing conditions.

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Garden Party Top Tips

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The garden party season is upon us! Whether you’re having a barbecue, dining al fresco or simply indulging in a few drinks at dusk, our Top Garden Party Ideas will help you to become this season’s hottest host. Make sure you make the most of the warmer weather and don’t disappoint as a host. Our top tips are sure to prove a success with your family and friends.  

 

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What to plant in your VegTrug by Adam Woolcott

What to plant in your VegTrug by Adam Woolcott

VegTrugs are a fun and easy way to grow vegetables and have many advantages over traditional fixed veg plots. You can select the right soil for each plant you want to grow, move your veg to where suits it best, and even plant veg without a garden.

Due to their raised nature, vegetables grown in VegTrugs are less susceptible to pests, especially slugs, snails and carrot root fly. The ergonomic design gives people with bad backs and wheelchair users the freedom to enjoy gardening. It’s so much easier to water and care for your vegetables in the raised position of a VegTrug.

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