Chop and drop gardening – a must for less able gardeners
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by Mandy Watson
1w ago
Blog: Permaculture technique is a boon for the breathless and less mobile Chop and drop gardening is a must-do technique if you have health issues. I have a thyroid issue which causes severe breathlessness, especially when bending, so it’s a game-changer for me. Oh, and fibromyalgia, hypermobility joint and degenerative spine problems! My ill health […] The post Chop and drop gardening – a must for less able gardeners appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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The Self-Sufficiency Garden by Huw Richards and Sam Cooper
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by Mandy Watson
1M ago
‘Feed Your Family and Save Money’ book review – the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller YouTube gardening star Huw Richards and Instagram chef Same Cooper have joined forces to create The Self-Sufficiency Garden, which has topped the Sunday Times bestseller list. The book shows how you can feed your family and save money with easy-to-follow […] The post The Self-Sufficiency Garden by Huw Richards and Sam Cooper appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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Woolch natural garden mulch from Grazers
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by Mandy Watson
1M ago
Making good use of Cumbrian fleece leftovers in the garden Grazers, known for its no-harm plant sprays is expanding its Green Matters range by introducing Woolch natural garden mulch made from local sheep wool shreds. Based in Cumbria, owner Jonathan Tebb Roger has a strong agricultural and horticultural background. The family even has a rescue […] The post Woolch natural garden mulch from Grazers appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2024
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by Mandy Watson
2M ago
The best new plants shortlisted for top award One of the most eagerly anticipated contests in horticulture is the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2024. The best new plants are shortlisted with the winner announced on Sunday, May 19, the day before RHS Chelsea’s press day. RHS Plant of the Year 2024 is a […] The post RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2024 appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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Sustainable Garden Product of the Year 2024 at RHS Chelsea
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by Mandy Watson
2M ago
Five fairly priced competitors battle it out for the prestigious title RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year 2024 is one of the most eagerly anticipated horticultural contests of the year. Open exclusively to trade stand exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it celebrates the industry’s best eco-friendly and ethical products.  The winning […] The post Sustainable Garden Product of the Year 2024 at RHS Chelsea appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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Plants that survive in wet winters
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by Mandy Watson
2M ago
Blog: Doing nothing in the garden has some benefits… Here in the UK, we’ve had the wettest 18 months on record – we need plants that survive in wet winters! The irony of all this is I’ve written at length on plants for drought and extreme heat too. If there is one thing we can […] The post Plants that survive in wet winters appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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Making a garden safe for hedgehogs
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by Mandy Watson
3M ago
Blog: Poor little soul trapped in a rat trap but unharmed! If you think your small suburban garden hasn’t room for wildlife, think again – after our experience, making a garden safe for hedgehogs is vital. In the 30+ years I’ve lived in this house, I’ve seen a hedgehog once. Our garden is surrounded on […] The post Making a garden safe for hedgehogs appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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RHS Britain in Bloom finalists 2024
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by Mandy Watson
3M ago
Community gardeners battle to win RHS medals The RHS Britain in Bloom finalists 2024 – all 52 of them – will be competing for honours in the 60th anniversary year of the UK’s biggest gardening competition. The finalists compete in 11 categories to compete for RHS gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze awards. One category winner […] The post RHS Britain in Bloom finalists 2024 appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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Giving myself time off to recover from illness
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by Mandy Watson
4M ago
Blog: A rare message from the sickbed… If anyone out there thinks I’ve given up the website, I haven’t but I am giving myself time off to recover from illness. I haven’t been well for months and found out I have a partially collapsed lung last December. That explains the breathlessness and really bad fatigue! […] The post Giving myself time off to recover from illness appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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Counting butterflies reduces anxiety – the Big Butterfly Count 2024
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by Mandy Watson
4M ago
Study proves anxiety can be cut by almost 10 per cent by taking part in annual event Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that counting butterflies reduces anxiety by almost 10 per cent, in new scientific research published in collaboration with the University of Derby.  People participating in Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count in 2022 […] The post Counting butterflies reduces anxiety – the Big Butterfly Count 2024 appeared first on MandyCanUDigIt ..read more
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