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How to Cultivate a Lush Lawn the Organic Way

When your lawn looks more akin to a patchwork quilt than a picture-perfect bowling green, it can be difficult to stick to your organic commitments. Nothing makes you want to reach for the chemical fertilisers and pesticides more than a patchy, dandelion strewn, or insect-ravaged lawn. Cultivating a lush lawn organically doesn’t have to be difficult though, with just a few changes you can keep your garden looking fabulous without having to worry about its impact on the environment. [...]

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The Differences Between Organic, Non-Organic and Sustainable Gardening

It’s safe to say that as gardeners, we all care about the environment, but it can be confusing trying to understand which fertilizer or pest control will be both effective and safe for the environment. Do I need to ‘go organic’ to be a sustainable gardener? What’s the best approach for my garden environment? In this post, Jessica Peace, trainee gardener at Dolphin Square and horticulture student, takes a look at glyphosate, and the different pest and disease controls and [...]

best winter crops for vegetable patch

The Seven Best Winter Crops for Any Vegetable Patch – Regardless of Size

The harvest season may be well and truly drawing to a close, with all your spuds, swedes and more plucked from the ground and currently waiting to be chopped, diced and sliced into soups, stews and pies. But this does not mean that your veggie patch has to sit barren and unloved for the next few months, there are plenty of crops which are hardy enough to brave the cold climes of the UK winter, leaving you with delicious [...]