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Stop Slugs from Eating your Plants with this Simple Solution

Plastic Bottles It is that time again when slugs are coming out from wherever they have been hiding all winter and start devouring your precious seedlings. In one night these slimy creatures can consume everything you have so carefully nurtured. There are many solutions to protect your plants from slugs, such as our slug bait…

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Elderflower cordial – the taste of summer!

Elderflower Season Last year I made elderflower cordial for the first time and was so thrilled with the results that I shared it with you on Sow and So as soon as I possibly could. However, the elderflower season is fairly short and I was conscious of the fact that by the time I’d made…

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Chicken Tea, anyone? Make liquid fertiliser out of chicken waste!

Composting systems We have two composting systems in operation at the Villas – poultry waste goes into one and autumn leaves go into another …but now we’re creating chicken tea to wash it all down! Chicken tea Our latest project is all thanks to @IanScottRoofe (regular gardening expert and horticulturist on BBC Radio Norfolk’s The…

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Growing a Willow Hedge from Cuttings at the Villas…

Propagating willow I am endeavoring to strike willow cuttings at the Villas – I’ve heard it’s easy peasy but allow me to be the judge of that! I plan to grow a small willow hedge at the far end of the garden between us and the hen run and  brought two willow twigs back from…

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Sweet Pea – Lathyrus Odoratus – You Can Grow That!

Memories As a child, during the summer months there was always a little vase of delicate flowers standing on my parents’ television. Every Saturday morning my grandparents would walk the few kilometres from their home to ours for a cup of coffee and my grandfather would bring some home grown flowers from his garden such…

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