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How to kill slugs

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Ebook: how to kill slugsHow to kill slugs ebook a really useful ebook sharing the best ways of killing slugs and removing them from your garden and home!

The Polytunnel Book: Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The Polytunnel Book: Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round – The Polytunnel Book: Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round

Good book for anyone with a greenhouse or polytunnel who wants to make the most of the space.

‘Until now, there has been next to no information available on how to make the best use of a polytunnel. The Joyce and Ben Russel team have filled that gap, showing us in clear, precise detail how to erect and manage polytunnels, and above all, what to grow in them.’ Joy Larkcom

The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on:

Preparing the site
How to get the best from each crop
Identifying and coping with pests
Making a hotbed
Composts and organic feeds
Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing

But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell’s experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round.

300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved.

‘A polytunnel offers a relatively cheap and simple way to tend crops undercover. And Joyce Russel tells exactly how to do it.’ Kitchen Garden Magazine

Salad growing

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Salad Leaves for All Seasons: Organic Growing from Pot to Plot

Small is beautiful, less is more; a salad a day but not the supermarket way. This compendium of practical methods for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year, will inspire you to grow your own, whether on a windowsill, in your garden or on the allotment. Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy and tasty salads. Learn the subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year. And when your table is groaning with the abundance of your harvests, there are delicious and imaginative recipes from Susie, Charles wife, exploiting the fantastic flavours, colour and vitality of home-grown salad leaves

From the Back Cover
With Salad Leaves for All Seasons you can bring abundant harvest of delicious and attractive leaves to your table all year round, whatever the size of your growing space. Here is all the information you need for growing healthy plants, including:
– Details of a wide variety of salad leaves.
– Growing outdoors in winter.
– Growing micro leaves.
– Dealing with pests.
No more sprayed lettuce and supermarket imports – reap the benefits of healthy, nutritious meals from your own patio or garden. Discover the secrets of the seasons, and how to work with the weather to create a productive and healthy crop. Learn to grow salad in whatever space you have available – from a window box to an allotment.
And when your table is groaning with the fruits of your labour, delicious recipes from Susie, Charles’ wife, will help you exploit the fantastic flavours, colour and vitality of your home-grown leaves.

Organic Gardening: The Natural No-dig Way

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Organic Gardening: The Natural No-dig Way – Charles Dowding has been practising no-dig organic growing for over 30 years. In this new, full colour edition of Organic Gardening, he shares the wealth of his experience, explaining his approach to soil and plants and revealing the range of techniques that have enabled him to grow healthy and vibrant plants for decades. His success is based on some key principles: No-dig enhances soil structure and encourages healthy growth; Organic matter is best spread on the surface – just leave it on the top and let the worms take it in, aerating the soil as they do so; When starting with weedy soil there is a period of 3-12 months, depending on weed types, when the emphasis is on cleaning and improving the soil; Using a no-dig method you can easily control weeds with just a little hand weeding or hoeing every ten days or so, when weeds are small. Based on this approach and his experience of a system of permanent, slightly raised beds, Organic Gardening shows you how to grow a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables: what to choose, when to sow, plant and harvest, and how best to avoid pests and diseases without the need to dig.

Organic Gardening: The Natural No-dig Way full colour edn

For other books visit the
Charles Dowding Page on Amazon

More Than Honey [DVD]

Monday, September 9th, 2013

More Than Honey [DVD] – £9.83 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery

More Than Honey [DVD]

SYNOPSIS Einstein once said: "If bees ever die out, mankind will have only
four years left to live". In the past five years, billions of honeybees simply
vanished for reasons still obscure. If the bees keep dying, it will have drastic
effects for humans as well: more than one third of our food production depends
on pollination by honeybees and their life and death are linked to ours.

Life without the bee is unthinkable. But, between pesticides, antibiotics and
monoculture, the queens and their workers are losing their power.

MORE THAN HONEY, a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, is
looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers
(including the beekeeper of ERSTE Foundation beehive, Heidrun Singer) and industrialized
honey farms. MORE THAN HONEY is a film about the relationship between mankind
and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability
is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth, that crises and disasters are triggering

Interview with Director Markus Imhoof
Deleted Scenes
Making of Featurette
Original Theatrical Trailer
UK Theatrical Trailer
Two versions of the film (one in the original language and one featuring a narration
by John Hurt)
Booklet (featuring an interview with Markus Imhoof & the Friends of the
Earth ’20 things you need to know about bees’)

Matt James City gardener

Friday, August 9th, 2013

We saw him give two talks in Manchester yesterday at the Dig the city festival!

He’s got a new book coming out next year! Matt James books at Amazon

Swarm Traps and Bait Hives: The easy way to get bees for free.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Swarm Traps and Bait Hives: The easy way to get bees for free.

Swarm Traps and Bait Hives: The easy way to get bees for free.

The author has a great youtube channel

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment by Tony Pisano – Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment offers 35 building projects for everything from hive components to frames to swarm catchers

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

How to Grow Winter Vegetables

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

How to Grow Winter Vegetables – by Charles Dowding

Winter and early spring require a different kind of gardening to the summer months; not a lot grows at this time, but a well planned plot may nonetheless be quite full.

Vegetables need to be sown and planted at specific times so the book’s middle section is a monthly sowing, planting and growing calendar. The next part covers monthly harvesting adventures, from garlic in July to spring cabbage and pea shoots in may. through winter, soil is cool and transforms the plot into a large outdoor larder where many vegetables keep healthy and alive, ready for harvesting when needed. many salads can be grown in winter, especially with a little protection, such as from fleece and cloches

How to Grow Winter Vegetables
At Amazon now

Charles Dowding has not dug, except to clear perennial weeds and turf, for 25 years. An early pioneer of vegetable boxes, he has been growing organic vegetables since the 1980s, and has farmed in both Somerset and France.

He now crops almost an acre on intensive raised beds, runs gardening courses, and sells salad bags and vegetable boxes from his farm in Somerset.

Being able to feed yourself from your garden or allotment over winter is a really good plan! It does take some careful work though to make sure you start thinking about winter crops early enough. If you’ve left it to Novemeber then you’ve left it a tiny bit late!

A way with words

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

A way with WordsAn aside from all the gardening items on this site – I attend Failsworth Writers’ Group and have recently send out this press release.

‘A way with words’ is a collection of poetry and short stories by the Failsworth Writers’ Group. It’s been published to celebrate the work of the group with the theme the Rochdale Canal.

The ebook includes adapted work from a project they took part in to create a promenade play ‘A way with words’ with Cathy Crabbe that was performed as part of the Rochdale Canal Festival. Additional works inspired by the canal have been added to the book to include a collection of poetry and prose by local writers.

The writing group meets every third Monday of the month at Failsworth library. New members are welcome to attend the sessions where writing projects are set and work read out and discussed. The writers regular enter competitions and have won prizes and been published in many collections.

Heather Ferrier, a local author with two books published, said, “It’s a great reflection of our work with some adaptations from the play as well as new poetry. We overlook the canal from the library so it was only natural to include the Rochdale Canal in the work we do.”

Sheila Stretton who also attends the group says “I look forward to our meetings at Failsworth library. Everyone in the group is so friendly. Some very interesting work has been achieved by the writers. I really enjoyed the project, A Way with Words:Cathy Crabb was great, she encouraged us all so much and the actors who played all the parts in our project were brilliant – truly professional.”

The ebook is available to buy on Amazon Kindle now.