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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 […]

Summer’s on its way

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The RHS suggest these ten top tips to make sure your gardens in the best condition for the summer months: Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in cold areas) Water early and late […]

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What to sow and grow in November

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Take a look at this list of top plants and vegetables to sow and Grow this November, advised by Thompson&Morgan! Flowers to sow and grow in the greenhouse Sweet peas – sow sweet peas in a cool greenhouse or coldframe for an early display next year. Perennial flowers – try growing perennial flowers from seed […]

Mister Compost’s early spring gardening tips 2017

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New Field No.23 Professional Potting Blend has arrived! Here we are again at the start of another growing season, and how quickly it’s come around!  We’ve been really busy at Field Compost ltd making preparations for the year ahead and getting our retail outlets stocked up for the spring.  We’re particularly excited about our new […]

Mister compost’s early spring gardening tips 2016

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Late February has to be one of the best times of year.  It’s still cold outside but the days are noticeably longer and the tell-tale emerging bulbs, early blossom and swollen horse chestnut buds are all heralding spring’s imminent arrival. With spring just around the corner we thought we’d share a few great ways to […]

Mister Compost’s July Gardening Tips

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#Friday feeling!  Here at Field Compost we’ve recently taken a leap into the Twitter-sphere as a means of communicating our activities on a more frequent and certainly more concise basis.  We have successfully “tweeted” over forty times now and have just about worked out the use of # and @ to more effectively make our […]

Mister Compost’s June Gardening Tips

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Well here’s a turn up, Mister Compost’s gardening tips are actually being written and posted on time for a change!  This is fairly remarkable given how busy the Field Compost Team are at the moment, but a rainy Friday afternoon has gifted me time to rattle the laptop keyboard for an hour.  This has to […]

Mister Compost's March Gardening Tips

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Spring is in the air and there have now been at least two occasions where I have managed to find a sunny spot in the garden out of the wind, and for about a minute pretend summer has arrived early. So now is the time to start getting to grips with the garden as there […]

Mister Compost’s February Gardening Tips

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Welcome to what will be the first of a new series of Mister Compost blogs providing monthly gardening advice and handy tips on how to get the most from Field Compost’s products. So here we are in late February and it’s only 42 weeks until Christmas 🙂  Winter is at last loosening it’s grip on the […]