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Suffolk-based Chris Field, Mister Compost himself, is here to give you advice on peat free composts, topsoil and mulches.

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February Gardening Tips

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The RHS recommend the following top 10 gardening tips for the month February: Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover Chit potato tubers Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, […]

Mid-Summer Gardening Tips

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Although the British spring will soon be over there is still plenty to be getting on with in the garden.  The RHS have the following gardening tips for June: Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes […]

Christmas Shopping Evening at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Why not get into the Christmas spirit with the RHS Garden Hyde Hall shopping event! They will have 20% off in the Shop and Plant centre, which is the perfect opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping! As well as the discount in the RHS shop, there’s also a wonderful selection of gifts at […]

Rosemoor Glow

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Rosemoor’s magical garden illuminations are back! This year, the trail has been extended to take in new areas of the garden, and they have added additional dates too! You’ll be enchanted as you follow the festive trail around the trees, shrubs and sculptured all illuminated by high tech, dynamic colour changing lights. This year the […]

Top tips for your winter garden!

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We found these ten top tips from Country File to make sure your gardens in the best condition for the upcoming months! Clean up – Gather all the tools you haven’t used for the past few months, and give them a good cleaning to remove all the dirt and rust. Use a mild detergent to disinfect […]

RHS Garden Wisley Christmas Glow

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The RHS Garden Wisley Christmas Glow is a must see event this Christmas season, and the perfect way to brighten up a cold winters day. Running from Friday 1st December 2017 till Tuesday January 2nd  2018, it’s an excellent way to get into the Christmas spirit. Alongside an overwhelming display of magical, giant illuminated lights, […]

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

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Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?, the Harrogate Spring Flower Show will be running next year from Thursday 26th April till Sunday 29th April. Located at the Great Yorkshire Showground, the show features beautiful show gardens, great shopping, live entertainment, and the biggest exhibition by florists and flower arrangers in the country. With nearly […]

RHS London Shades of Autumn Show

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This year’s RHS London Shades of Autumn show will present the beauty of autumnal colours while exploring the edible delights that the season has to bring. It also offers tons of stimulating advice to keep your garden full of colour and texture throughout the autumn months. So now we are in the full swing of […]

How to lay the perfect new lawn

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Tools required: Garden fork; Rake; Shovel; Wheel barrow; Tiller/Rotovator (optional for large compacted areas); A number of scaffold/timber boards sufficiently wide to cover the length/width of the proposed lawn; A sharp knife (A cheap retractable bladed craft knife is ideal); A heavy sledge hammer or tamp for banging down boards. Preparation As with any job, […]

Mister Compost’s summer gardening tips 2016

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It’s Ben from Field Compost again and what a difference a couple of month’s make! The barmy summer weather has arrived at last and the combination of sunshine, a good quality topsoil (with plenty of Field 18 manure mixed in) and plenty of watering is now paying dividends in our front garden.  The trick now is […]