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SEEDBALL delivery with Butterfly Mix Seedballs

Having a SEED-ball

We first heard about SEEDBALL through Twitter and were so excited when we received a little package through the post with a tin of butterfly mix seedballs to scatter at Green Village HQ.

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5 Tips For Eco-Friendly Gardening

While gardening is an activity that connects and engages us with nature in what seems like a constructive and healthy way, there are aspects of maintaining your garden that can have harmful effects on the environment. From water wastage that results from keeping plants watered, to the pollution that enters the atmosphere from petrol-fueled lawn mowers and chemical fertilisers, there are a number of potentially harmful practices that many of us conduct on a regular basis while gardening. Fortunately, however, this is a common concern among many gardeners, and the shared concern has led to a number of gardening tools, products and methods that can make your garden greener. Here are five general tips for becoming a more eco-friendly gardener.

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Succession planted lettuces

Succeeding With the Succession Planting

Well I’m happy to report (belatedly) that the bean tunnel is up and the flowers are beginning to appear on my french beans and runner beans so can’t wait to start seeing little beans forming. The peas however have not ended up being part of the tunnel, but are in the main bed with some twiggy branches as supports which with further consideration, we felt would be better for them and gives us easier access to more of the main vegetable bed too so winners all around.

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There May be Plenty of Veg…

May has to be one of my favourite months of the year, not just because it often has more reliable weather than August, or because two bank holidays give the luxury of a couple of long weekends (although the reliable weather thing doesn’t usually extend to cover the British Bank Holidays as we are often made only too aware!). No, my reason for loving May is the sight of masses of vegetable plant seedlings bursting forth from the depths of their warm compost beds.

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