How does your garden grow.... let me tell you how

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It’s too early for planting sweet pea seed, but it’s not too early to start thinking about ordering your favorite variety. In fact, now is the perfect time to peruse seed catalogs. Order early and avoid disappointment – the popular varieties will sell out quickly! Renee’s Garden, our specialist seed supplier, boasts a selection of

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5 mistakes to avoid with your raised bed

  As tempting as it may be to get your new raised bed up and running, you really want to spend some time planning it; there are a couple of very important mistakes to avoid. 1. YOUR RAISED BED IS NOT PROPERLY ORIENTATED If possible, raised beds should be orientated north to south. This will

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Scrumptious Shortbread topped with chocolate and nuts

This is not the shortbread of purists (I have that recipe LOL), but it’s definitely one of my go-to recipes that is sure to delight. A thin shortbread layer that is topped with chocolate and walnuts – what’s not to like?  The shortbread is made with light brown sugar which gives it a melt-in-the mouth

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Do you Hugelkultur?

  So you’ve splurged and now have a fabulous 2 foot deep raised bed.  Good for you – your back will certainly thank you, but maybe not your wallet, because you are now faced with the prospect of filling it.  The mind boggles at how many bags of soil mix it will take. There’s actually

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Welcome to…

Welcome to the shiny new ‘How does your garden grow? Let me tell you how….’ blog! Let me share a little bit about myself. I’m a wordsmith geek through and through. I love words and playing with them. Having taught English at middle school and lectured in Communication in South Africa at college, teaching is

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