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Putting Chicken Tea to the test at the Villas… with Sunflowers!

Sunflowers This afternoon I planted fourteen sunflower plants, seven down either side of a raised bed, 1.2 metres apart, both with a southerly aspect. Chicken Tea The plan is to irrigate the plants on the left hand side with rainwater and the plants on the right hand side with chicken tea. At the end of…

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Top five flowers to grow on a budget

If you’re after value for money when you’re choosing which ornamentals to grow in your borders, here’s my own personal top five (and why) in no particular order: Linaria About this time last year, when I was stocking up my new Secret Garden on a Pound Zero shoe string budget,  I spotted a tall leggy…

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