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Making Leaf Mould or Mulch

By John Brennan, 23/01/2019

Making Leaf Mould or Mulch

Did you know that the leaves falling from trees in our garden can be used to make a mulch or compost for the soil?

Here's how to do it:

The easiest way to make leaf mould is to collect leaves in black plastic bin liners. Puncture several holes in the base and sides of the bag, which will help drainage and allow air to flow through the bag, preventing leaves from turning slimy.

Rake up leaves regularly and stash them in the bag. When almost full, ensure the leaves are damp by sprinkling

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Vegetables you can plant in Autumn

By John Brennan, 23/01/2019

Vegetables you can plant in Autumn

What vegetables can we plant in October?
It's time for planting onion and shalot sets which you can buy in the shops in September/October, they can be planted and then left until they’re ready to harvest. The same goes for spring onions which can be sown now and harvested from late winter to early spring.
A diverse range of cabbages too can be put in too, buy plug plants of sprouting broccoli and winter cabbage to make it an easy job.
Here's a tip: if you want healthier, stronger, better

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Best Time of Year to Plant Bulbs

By John Brennan, 23/01/2019

Best Time of Year to Plant Bulbs

Garden centres sell bulbs for Autumn planting from the end of July because they want them out of the way by September to have space for the Christmas tat. You may want to buy them early whilst you can be sure to get what you want but August is far too early to be planting spring flowering bulbs so hold off with the planting.

A general guide to when to plant bulbs from the RHS is:

  1. Plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths, preferably by the end of
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