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Prized Orchids to Grow and Treasure - Pumpkin Beth

Prized Orchids to Grow and Treasure - Pumpkin Beth

Endangered orchids If we hear that an item is rare – be it a jewel, or an item of clothing, or a plant – the very idea that there is limited stock of whatever it is available can send our minds into overdrive, just knowing that there is a restricted quantity of the product in question in existence, can fervently increase our desire to own the item – we don’t want to miss out after all! Sadly our desire to keep ahead of the pack and our wish to surround ourselves with beauty, to grow exotic…

Vegepod Raised Garden Vegepod Vegepod Vegepod Vegepod Vegepod Watering Building the Planting up the Tips and advice for gardening in a Choosing a site for your Compost for your Choosing Seeds to…

Growing vegetables in a Vegepod! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Vegepod Raised Garden Beds1.1 Vegepod overview1.2 Vegepod height2 Vegepod Features2.1 Vegepod Cover2.2 Vegepod Watering System3 Building the Vegepod3.1 Planting up the Vegepod3.2 Compost4 Tips and advice for gardening in a Vegepod4.1 Choosing a site for your Vegepod4.2 Compost for your Vegepod4.3 Choosing Seeds to…

The Savills and David Harber Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Pumpkin Beth

The Savills and David Harber Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Pumpkin Beth

Garden Designer, Andrew Duff, sculptor David Harber, and Estate Agents Savills have worked together to produce a Show Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. This garden was created with a shared desire to demonstrate how to add useful and effective, natural beauty to…

Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth

Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth

Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond - Pumpkin Beth

Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond2 Bees3 Beetles4 Bugs5 Butterflies6 Hoverflies7 Dragonflies and Damselflies8 European Rose Chafer9 Flies10 Moths11 Newts12 Algae Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond The reason we created our wildlife pond was to support and encourage wildlife. I’d love to be able to…

Big Butterfly Count at Bookham Common - Pumpkin Beth

Big Butterfly Count at Bookham Common - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count 20201.1 How to take a Butterfly and Moth Count1.2 Butterfly and Moth Identification1.3 Counting Butterflies and Moths1.4 I saw these butterflies during my first Big Butterfly Count at Bookham Common1.5 I saw these butterflies during my second Big Butterfly…

Moth Night 2019 Moth Night is a fun event; Most moths are night flying insects;

How many moths will you discover this Moth Night? - Pumpkin Beth

Moth Night 2019 Moth Night is a fun event; it’s free to take part and open to everyone. Most moths are night flying insects; they’re out and about doing their thing, while we’re usually tucked up indoors. Consequently, many people miss out on seeing even…

For my 2015 trialled and tested list of gifts for gardeners, I recommended a hand-made Trug Makers Trug – Trug – a large, deep versatile trug, ideal for harvesting large vegetables and fruit. I am still using my Trug this versatile trug is… Daffodil Gardening, Garden Tools, Yellow Flowers, Plants, Sustainable Living, Daffodils, Growing, Fragrant, Gardening Tips

Trug Makers Daffodil Trug - Pumpkin Beth

Kevin Skinner from Trug Makers in East Sussex makes all manner of trugs, in a variety of different shapes and sizes, each designed for different activities. This trug is a daffodil trug, it’s specifically designed for gathering flowers with tall stems, but it’s very versatile, it would also be ideal for gathering mushrooms. For my 2015 trialled and tested list of gifts for gardeners, I recommended a hand-made Trug Makers Trug – Trug No.7 – a large, deep versatile trug, ideal for harvesting…

Fabulous Phalaenopsis! - Pumpkin Beth

Fabulous Phalaenopsis! - Pumpkin Beth

This year, I’ve enjoyed getting to know a couple of new Phalaenopsis hybrids. These plants were grown in the UK by Double H Nurseries, they’re part of the nurseries’ new range of Phalaenopsis plants, which have all been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. The Award of Garden Merit was set up by the Royal Horticultural Society, to help gardeners find plants that will perform well in regular growing conditions, without any specialist care or attention. Plants that…

I feel a strong and passionate desire to protect our planet’s peat bogs. This is an urgent matter, it’s not something we can keep putting off to consider again in the future, at a more convenient time – for the peat that is being extracted…

Dalefoot Composts Wool Compost for Tomatoes - Pumpkin Beth

I feel a strong and passionate desire to protect our planet’s peat bogs. This is an urgent matter, it’s not something we can keep putting off to consider again in the future, at a more convenient time – for the peat that is being extracted…

Garden Twine Garden Twines Blacker Yarns Garden & Gift Henry Winning Nature Nutscene Classic Jute Fillis Nutscene Greentwist Garden Nutscene Heritage Nutscene Natural Jute Nutscene Tin O’ Twool Chelsheepensioner Red Limited Edition…

A Trial of Garden Twine - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Garden Twine Trial2 Garden Twines Trialled2.1 Blacker Yarns Garden & Gift Twine2.2 Henry Winning Nature Twine2.3 Nutscene Classic Jute Fillis 3-ply Twine2.4 Nutscene Greentwist Garden Twine2.5 Nutscene Heritage 5-ply Twine2.6 Nutscene Natural 5-ply Jute Twine2.7 Nutscene Tin O’ Twine2.8 Twool Chelsheepensioner Red Limited Edition…

This is the 2015 Gold Medal winning exhibit from Avon Bulbs at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Avon bulbs are are small, family run nursery, based close to South Petherton in Somerset.

2019 Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales, and Swaps - Pumpkin Beth

2019 Calendar of Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales, and Swaps Happy new year! Happy new plants! Here are the dates and details of plant sales, plant festivals, plant swaps, seed swaps, and other super opportunities to buy wonderful, locally grown plants at fantastic prices; as well as details of events where you can swap plants or seeds for free! Great quality, rare, hard to find, special, and unusual plants can be found at the specialist plant fairs and other events that I have…

 Sunny walk around Thursley Common National Nature Reserve in Elstead Surrey. Boardwalks, dragonfly, and some very sandy trails. Drink in the Woolpack.

Peatlands and peat bogs: precious environments that need our protection - Pumpkin Beth

Treat yourself to a new asparagus Asparagus planting Asparagus site and Asparagus Asparagus Asparagus supports Treat yourself to a new asparagus bed! An asparagus bed is one of life’s luxuries;

Treat Yourself to a New Asparagus Bed! - Pumpkin Beth

Treat yourself to a new asparagus bed! An asparagus bed is one of life’s luxuries; an area of ground dedicated solely to the production of one glorious vegetable! It may seem an extravagance, but I can assure you that an asparagus bed is 100% worth the investment, as freshly harvested asparagus is a true delicacy. Home-grown asparagus, cooked a short while after harvesting, is a vastly superior vegetable to shop-bought stuff, its sweet flavour is utterly delectable! Asparagus planting time…

April Gardening Viola Nasturtium ‘Summer Ammi Broad Turnip ‘Tokyo Loseley Park Spring Garden Other articles that may interest you………… April Gardening Opportunities April is a magical time in the garden. This month offers us so… Vibrant Flower, April Gardening, Pretty Flowers, Spring Garden, Plants, Container Plants, Edible Flowers, Garden Show, Growing Vegetables

April Gardening Opportunities - Pumpkin Beth

April Gardening Opportunities April is a magical time in the garden. This month offers us so many wonderful opportunities. There are so many seeds you can sow now, so whether you favour growing vegetables, herbs, fruit, or flowers, don’t miss this chance to grow the plants that hold a special place in your heart. Viola tricolor Viola tricolor, often known as ‘Heart’s Ease’ is a dainty, yet easy to grow plant, which produces edible and very pretty, purple, yellow, and white flowers that have…