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Faux Taxidermy Knits: 15 Wild Animal Knitting Patterns

by Diane - October 20th, 2014

Faux Taxidermy Knits: 15 Wild Animal Knitting Patterns – an interesting book! Faux Taxidermy Knits: 15 Wild Animal Knitting Patterns
I love the scarf on the front cover. It’s been on a magazine recently I think. The book gets glowing reviews and I think will be finding it’s way into a friend’s Christmas stocking!

Using coffee grounds on your plot

by Diane - October 20th, 2014

You can use them as a partial mulch, in the compost pile.

NPK
2.1 0.3 0.3
Used grounds have pH of 6.5.-6.8 as the acidity is mostly leached out into the coffee.

Coffee grounds have a great texture and mixed with manure will make great soil for your beds.

The full series of The Allotment – episodes 1-15

by Diane - October 20th, 2014

I’ve made a watchlist of the episodes so you can watch them.
This is a great allotment program.

New products at Plant Me Now

by John - October 20th, 2014

New items today at Plant Me Now

Allium Bulbs in Terracotta Pot

Allium Bulbs in Terracotta Pot £7.9500
Alliums in a pot! Alliums are a great garden plant and are loved for their structure and colour as well as its attraction to pollinating insects. This pot is ideal for beginners as it comes complete with compost, growing instructions and bulbs. Dimensions: 20cm x 17cm

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Price reductions at Harrod Horticultural

by John - October 20th, 2014

Price cut on this product at Harrod Horticultural

Allotment Corner Wooden Raised Beds

Allotment Corner Wooden Raised Beds was £25.51 now £24.30
Theres Always A Corner Of The Garden That You Cant Quite Squeeze A Normal Square Or Rectangular Vegetable Growing Raised Bed Into, But That Could All Be About To Change With These 122cm X 122cm X 172cm Allotment Corner Style Wooden Raised Beds. these Corner Beds Are Available In 3 Heights 15cm, 30cm And 45cm And Are Ideal For Growing Vegetables, Salads And Herbs. Designed In-house And Made From Pressure Treated Scandinavian Softwood Sourced From Sustainably Managed Forests The Raised Beds Come With A 2 Year Structural Guarantee. also Available As An Optional Extra Is Aluminium Tubing, Connectors And Insect Mesh Cover To Create A Crop Protection Cage Over Your Raised Bed For Complete Crop Protection. please Note: Timber Is A Natural Product And Susceptible To Shrinkage/swelling, All Sizes Are Therefore Nominal. Sizes Apply To External Dimensions.each Corner Wooden Raised Bed Measures 122cm X 122cm X 172cmavailable In 3 Working Heights; 15cm, 30cm Or 45cmresearched And Designed In-housemanufactured From Scandinavian Softwood Sourced From Sustainably Managed Forestshigh Pressure Treated With A Non-toxic Preservativestructurally Guaranteed For 2 Yearscomplete With Full Instructionssimple To Assembleoptional Capping Gives The Top Of The Beds An Elegant Finishsupplied As A Kit For Self Assemblyoptional Extra (gdn-977) Includes Tubing, Connectors And Insect Mesh Cover.standard Corner Raised Beds Superior Corner Raised Beds Also Available.

New products at John Lewis

by John - October 20th, 2014

New items today at John Lewis

John Lewis Reims Hanging Pod Chair

John Lewis Reims Hanging Pod Chair £399.00
A stylish, must have single lounger to use in the garden or in the comfort of your living room.

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Cycling is good for you

by Diane - October 20th, 2014

And Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority thinks so too!
Free adult cycle lessons are available. If you’re not confident on your bike on the road then this is for you. It’s for Adults (16+) who live or work in Greater Manchester. Well worth a look. I used to cycle to my old allotment but used as few roads as possible! I used to use the canal towpath and the cycle paths where possible.

Thinking about an allotment?

by Diane - October 20th, 2014

This is the best TV series I’ve seen to help new gardeners. It’s a joy to watch if you’re an experienced allotmenter too!

The allotment is based in the South west and visits allotments around Bristol and Gloucester. They show you hints and tips, planting, building and great ideas. It’s really inspiring following the progress of the Bailey family who take on a neglected allotment in episode one!

It’s presented by David Cemlyn and Jane Moore! It is a lovely show and I’ve watched quite a few of them so far! I’ve picked up a few ideas for slug traps that I will be testing out!

David starts a plot on the no dig principles and it’s lovely to see the abandoned plot develop.

New products at Plant Me Now

by John - October 19th, 2014

Plant Me Now has these new items today

Leamington Solar Clock

Leamington Solar Clock £44.9500
The Leamington solar powered clock comes complete with LED lights for night time illumination, providing an ambient glow after dusk. The stylish flower petal exterior makes it a good choice too for a sunny indoor area such as a conservatory. Antique pewter finish Fully weather resistant Rechargeable batteries supplied 44.5cm diameter

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Price reductions at Harrod Horticultural

by John - October 19th, 2014

Harrod Horticultural has cut the price of these lines

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