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Bake Off judge Prue Leith has new gardening show

The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, age 81, spent her lockdown developing a new house and garden. “It kept me sane. I would have gone absolutely crazy without a project. I just can’t sit around with nothing to do.” – Prue Leith Along with her husband John Fairplay, …

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Biggest Allotment Site I’ve Ever Visited

Visit to one of the largest allotment sites in my area where I see some stunning dahlias, tallest sweetcorn plants and a plot holder tells me about his gardening by street light. This site is the oldest privately managed allotment society in the country, having been on this site in …

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Ladybird Larvae

As Summer arrives you may spot these strange little creatures crawling over your plants. But don’t worry, they won’t do you or your plants any harm, in fact they are to be encouraged because they are ladybird larvae and they feed on aphids. Facebook Group member Elena from Chesterfield recently …

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BBC Gardeners’ World 2012 with Alan Titchmarsh

This week I met up with Alan Titchmarsh to talk about the show and gardening in general plus interviews with Christine Brown (National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners), designer Daniel Gee plus their first interview by Harry and David Rich (Rich Landscapers), Andy Wayro (Co-Designer, Oxfam), Rob Chapman (Victorian …

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