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5 Drink Recipes Using British Crops for the Royal Wedding

18th May 2018

With the countdown on to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding, thousands of people across the UK, and the rest of the world, will be busy planning their own celebrations. What better way…Read More

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The Victorian Garden

17th May 2018

The nation’s love of creating beautiful and functional gardens has been going on for centuries. According to the National Trust, manor houses and monasteries cultivated gardens in the Middle Ages…Read More

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Beat Pests Naturally With Solabiol

14th May 2018

‘In tune with nature’ and perfect for grow your own enthusiasts, the exciting new range of garden care products Solabiol, including Solabiol Bug Free and Solabiol Slug Killer, has what you need…Read More

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Why Worms Are Key To A Healthy Plot

11th May 2018

Worms are a hugely important organism to have on your plot as they help decompose organic matter and aerate your soil. These little creatures are vital for keeping a healthy ecosystem and growing great…Read More

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World Naked Gardening Day: 6 Cheeky Tips To Celebrate

04th May 2018

May 5th is World Naked Gardening Day this year, and if you want to celebrate, but perhaps not in the literal sense, then take a look at these easy tips to get outside and enjoy your garden.

Get…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Growing Pea ‘Sugar Flash’ from GYO

02nd May 2018

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our June issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide about growing…Read More

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SWCAA’s 10 Top Tips for Allotment Holders

10th April 2018

South West Counties Allotment Association is a nationally recognised support organisation for allotment holders and gardeners. The friendly, modern voice of the allotment movement, this organisation…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Growing Sweetcorn ‘Minipop’ from GYO

05th April 2018

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our May issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide about growing sweetcorn…Read More

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How to Make Sorrel Soup

05th April 2018

After the cold dark days of winter there is no better sight in early spring than the fresh green leaves of sorrel pushing their way up from the earth – even under the snow! Before the days of year…Read More

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5 Best Garden Furniture Products You Need for Outdoor Entertaining

04th April 2018

With summer just round the corner your garden will soon become the perfect place to entertain and greet guests.

If you’ve just moved house or are considering a revamp of your garden, take a…Read More

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Take Control of Weeding with PRONGCROFT The Garden Prong

27th March 2018

Weeding is an ongoing task on the plot, and it can be difficult if you do not have the right equipment to hand.

If you leave your allotment, or garden veg patch untended for a few days,…Read More

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How To Protect Your Crops This Spring

14th March 2018

When you have spent a lot of time and care sowing seeds, and looking after the developing seedlings, it can be very disheartening to have your plants or growing yields eaten by hungry wildlife. Read…Read More

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RSPB’s Top Tips To Help Baby Birds in Your Garden

05th March 2018

RSPB’s Jamie Wyver tells us what to do if you find a young fledgling this spring
This baby blue tit has become the poster bird for chicks around the UK this breeding season…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to seasonal allotment tips from GYO

05th March 2018

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our April issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a guide to April’s most important allotment jobs.…Read More

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3 RHS-Approved Indoor Sowing Tips

23rd February 2018

The dormant season is in full throw and at this time of year there are often few jobs to do on the vegetable plot. Sowing seed indoors however is a great way to get long season crops, such as chillies…Read More

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What to Look for When Purchasing a Greenhouse

15th February 2018

When picking a greenhouse there are many aspects you need to consider, from size, to price, and, of course, aesthetics. But one of the most important things you need to think about is the materials…Read More

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Get the Best from your Vitopod Heated Propagator

13th February 2018

Propagators are a must-have piece of equipment as they allow you to grow produce in a controlled environment. The ability to manipulate the temperature within the structure is hugely beneficial as it…Read More

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How To Make Money From Your Veg Patch

07th February 2018

Growing your own veg is hugely rewarding and is a great way to get outside, but it can be profitable, too. Read through these tips on how to make money from your vegetable patch.

The main way…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to creating a Kitchen Garden in Containers from GYO

01st February 2018

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our March issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide about creating a kitchen…Read More

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What is Apple Wassailing?

12th January 2018

January is the perfect time to attend a wassailing event, to celebrate the possibilities of the coming year and hope for a successful apple harvest. But what is apple wassailing?

This winter…Read More

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5 Tips to Avoid Back Pain while Gardening

09th January 2018

If you have exciting plans for your garden and vegetable patch this year, it is important to make sure that you do not acquire an injury in the early stages of preparing the garden. Back strain can…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Jobs on the Plot from GYO

30th November 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our January issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed list of tasks that can be completed on…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Gardening Jobs Guide from GYO

25th November 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our December issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed list of tasks that can be completed…Read More

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Small Storage Ideas For Allotments

04th November 2017

When transporting unwieldy tools and heavy equipment to and from your allotment it can become increasingly arduous, so many people keep them on site. But how do you ensure that they stay in good condition,…Read More

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The Importance of Worms on the Plot

01st November 2017

If you have a garden, allotment or grow in containers, you know the importance of soil quality. Adding organic matter will start the process of improvement by dramatically increasing the hugely beneficial…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Jobs on the Plot from GYO

05th October 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our November issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed list of tasks that can be completed on…Read More

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5 Autumnal Essentials To Help You Achieve Success On The Plot

15th September 2017

The autumn months are a time to reflect on the growing season and to consider how you can make improvements in your growing space. There are many different products available that can help you to stay…Read More

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Why You Should Consider A Compost Toilet For Your Allotment

09th September 2017

A compost toilet is a dry or waterless toilet – one that doesn’t use water to take the waste somewhere else. It also allows natural processes to produce natural compost that can be used on your…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Step-By-Step Blueberry Growing Guide From GYO

31st August 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our October issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide about how to…Read More

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Top Tips For National Allotment Week

17th August 2017

The National Allotment Society (NSALG) is the leading national organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK. It is governed by volunteers from our regional…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Step-By-Step Growing Guide From GYO

02nd August 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our September issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide about how to gather…Read More

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Top Tips For Dealing With Garden Pests

02nd August 2017

Foxes
Just as you have completed your allotment ‘clean up’ once the last of your summer crops have died off, you might find your efforts are thwarted by these shy…Read More

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The best foundations for a summerhouse

28th July 2017

Summer houses are the perfect haven for those holiday evenings. Ideal for relaxing, as well as a potential playhouse for the kids – they are a great addition to any garden.

When it comes to…Read More

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Watermate’s 4 Top Tips for Watering your Allotment

22nd June 2017

Using a watering can or hosepipe to water the veg and fruit on your allotment can be very therapeutic, but only when you have the available time and there are no other pressing jobs to complete.

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5 Essential Gardening Tools

17th June 2017

Growing your own fruit and veg is a hobby that has great health benefits, whilst also giving you control over what extras you are adding to your plate. Having access to an edible garden whenever you…Read More

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How To Combat Tree Disease

11th June 2017

The UK is at risk of losing millions of trees to pests and diseases which could seriously damage our beautiful gardens, landscapes and impact our wildlife populations. Whether in your garden, lining…Read More

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White Cottage’s Ultimate Greenhouse Guide

08th June 2017

White Cottage answers all you need to know questions about greenhouses, including where to position them, the importance of ventilation and what crops to grow inside.

What are…Read More

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5 Top Tips for Transplanting Seedlings

06th June 2017

June is a great time to consider transplanting certain crops, such as sweetcorn, broccoli and cauliflower, as the likelihood of frost has reduced. Whether your seedlings are ready to be go outside or…Read More

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Hot Products for your Outdoor Space

02nd June 2017

Check out these great new items to help you out on the plot over the growing season!

Domestic polytunnels – grow miracles and save money
Growing your own can mean big…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Step-By-Step Growing Guide From GYO

01st June 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our July issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide to grow your own Pimm’s…Read More

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Ken Muir’s Top 6 Tips For Healthy Strawberries

22nd May 2017

Strawberry plants can be grown almost anywhere – in borders, containers or in hanging baskets; all they need is sun, shelter and well-drained soil.

There are two seasons in which to order plants.…Read More

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Northern Polytunnels’ Top Tips For Preventing Bird Flu

17th May 2017

Avian influenza (bird flu) is a disease of birds. The H5N8 strain of the disease has been found in the UK in farmed and wild birds since December 2016. As well as being found in several different types…Read More

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3 Top Tips To Spruce Up Your Pergola

08th May 2017

With lighter nights and longer days, it’s time to enjoy your garden to the max. A pergola offers a perfect outdoor space for alfresco living and this summer it’s easier than ever to make yours stand…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Rocket From GYO

04th May 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our June issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide to growing rocket,…Read More

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April hot products for your outdoor space

25th April 2017

Check out these great new items to help you out on the plot over the growing season!

This is the warmest greenhouse available without heating. There is aRead More

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5 Steps For Taking Perfect Cuttings

25th April 2017

April is an exciting time of year – part of the season of buds and bees, salads and shoots, new leaves and new life. This month heralds the arrival of spring with lighter skies and lengthening days,…Read More

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10 Things to Consider When Buying a Fruit Cage

19th April 2017

Planting your own fruit and watching them blossom into deliciously tasty strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries or other such delights is extremely rewarding. However, all too often the fruit you’ve…Read More

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Top 10 Reasons To Get Growing This National Gardening Week

12th April 2017

1. Keep the cost down

By growing fruit and veg, you will spend less money in supermarkets where it is common to pay premium prices for particular types of crops. For example,…Read More

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How to Use Worms For Better Soil

12th April 2017

Any gardener will be well aware that for plants to flourish they may need to improve their soil – some of this can be done using the usual methods of adding composts, fertilisers, sand, grits and…Read More

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5 Secret Tips For Strong, Healthy Seedlings

07th April 2017

With the lighter evenings and warmer weather your seedlings will be kicking their growth spurts up a gear or two at this time of the year. It’s vitally important to make sure that your…Read More

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3 Top Tips for Summer Fruits

05th April 2017

So, spring is already here, and it will soon be the favourite season for many – summer! You can begin to dream of its light days and mild nights, with sunshine and the time to grow a range of tasty…Read More

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Enjoy a Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Squash From GYO

30th March 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our May issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed step-by-step guide to growing squash, including…Read More

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4 Top Tips to Maximise Your Garden Space

27th March 2017

Whatever the square footage, we all want to make best use of the space we have. Experts in outdoor living, Grange Fencing suggest that the best way to maximise your garden area is to define the space…Read More

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5 Top Tips for Choosing a Polytunnel

20th March 2017

Have a read of the following pointers from Northern Polytunnels to help you pick a structure that will last a lifetime.

When choosing a polytunnel remember to look for quality over quantity.…Read More

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Enjoy a Beginner’s Guide to Chard From GYO

01st March 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our April issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed beginner’s guide to growing chard,…Read More

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Top Tips for Using Planters to Grow Vegetables

01st March 2017

If you would like to cultivate fresh fruit and vegetables, but have to contend with poor soil, a modest-sized garden or perhaps only a balcony, then containers and planters are an ideal solution. GardenSite…Read More

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Top Grow Your Own Tips

27th February 2017

Whether you have a small balcony in the urban jungle, or a large garden in the countryside, the size of your space shouldn’t be restrictive. The key is to plan and be innovative in order to achieve…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Spring Tree Care

20th February 2017

Spring – The Critical Season

Spring is an important time for growers of tree fruit because it is during this season that blossom begins to open, stimulated by rising temperatures…Read More

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3 Top Reasons to Grow Fruit and Veg in Raised Beds

10th February 2017

The EverEdge EasyBed raised bed system is a great way of growing a wide selection of plants, and is especially popular for cultivating fruits and vegetables. The structures need to be constructed and…Read More

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Enjoy A Free Carrot Growing Guide From GYO

02nd February 2017

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our March issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow carrots with…Read More

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7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Greenhouse

01st February 2017

Purchasing a greenhouse represents a significant investment, but there’s a huge variety on the market, with considerable differences in size and specification. Read on to discover GardenSite’s…Read More

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January Hot Products for Your Outdoor Space

17th January 2017

Check out these great new items to help you out on the plot over the growing season!

Hurry 20% off GYO essentials
Find quality affordable greenhouses and GYO essentials…Read More

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Top Tips for Improving Your Soil

21st December 2016

Worms Direct help you ensure the success of your edibles by providing top tips for optimising the quality of your plot.

Anyone who has had a garden, allotment or grown crops in tubs knows only…Read More

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5 Top Tips to Beat Potato Blight

14th December 2016

Read the following methods of preventing potato blight, written by Laurence Hasson. Laurence has been growing organic spuds for over 40 years and was the first farmer to cultivate a commercially-certified…Read More

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Make Lard Cakes for Birds

05th December 2016

Our feathered friends absolutely love fat-rich food at this time of year, providing birds with warmth and energy. Lard cakes are a great means of delivering this, and best of all, they don’t always…Read More

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FREE Beginners’ Guide to Broad Beans To Download Now!

30th November 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our January issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow broad beans,…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Winter Tree Care

17th November 2016

Winter – Dormancy and Preparation

We’re accustomed to viewing winter as a time when plants are physiologically dormant, and you probably imagine that your fruit trees are…Read More

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FREE Sprouting Seed Growing Guide To Download Now!

04th November 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our December issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to sprout seeds, as well…Read More

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Top tips for blight-free potatoes, onions, garlic and shallots

03rd November 2016

Leary’s Organic Seeds explain their organic approach to cultivation, and provide their top tips for enjoying blight-free potatoes and alliums.

Last year, Leary’s Organic Seeds introduced…Read More

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Care Tips for Bare Root Plants

28th October 2016

While there’s a certain satisfaction and pride that comes from taking the time to grow something from seed, there are other occasions where many of us will opt for bare root plants instead. As the…Read More

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FREE Veg to Sow and Harvest Guide To Download Now!

05th October 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our November issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a round-up of the huge array of delicious…Read More

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Great Ideas for Zero Waste – Don’t Throw What You Grow

07th September 2016

Tessa Cook, the co-founder of OLIO, provides her top tips for cutting down on food waste.

The amount of produce that we throw away is not just shocking, it’s shameful. While many people see…Read More

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FREE Garlic Growing Guide To Download Now!

01st September 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our October issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow garlic, as…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Autumn Harvests

26th August 2016

Remember – when it comes to fruit trees, it’s not all about the growing season. Conditions in autumn and winter can turn out to be as equally important drivers of productivity as the weather…Read More

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FREE Pak Choi Growing Guide To Download Now!

05th August 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our September issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow pak choi, as well…Read More

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Top Tips for Protecting Plants in a Heatwave

25th July 2016

Michael Wooldridge, director of Woodlodge Products, provides his top tips for looking after your crops during the heat of summer.

Britain is known for its unpredictable weather, but the recent…Read More

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Top 10 Crops for Beginners

21st July 2016

Have a read of our choice of the best crops for beginner growers – if you need a little bit of inspiration on the plot, this blog should help you decide which edibles you will succeed with. If you…Read More

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Top Tips to Grow Something Green

08th July 2016

TV producer Ade Sellars takes some time out to write a blog for Grow Your Own on his passion for allotmenteering, and provides his top tips.

With a busy career in television and a daily three-hour…Read More

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Top 5 Tips for Summer Gardening

05th July 2016

Unpredictable rain storms and unexpected heatwaves can make this season quite challenging for gardeners, their plants and visiting wildlife. Read this guide from Greenhouse Sensation to keep your outdoor…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE download from GYO magazine

30th June 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our August issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow spring cabbage, as…Read More

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Top 5 Commonly Asked Questions When Buying a Shed

12th June 2016

Purchasing a shed can be a significant investment, so it pays to make the right choice first time. Finding the right one can be easier than you think, if you ask the right questions. Read this guide…Read More

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Great Reasons To Encourage Young People Into The Garden

03rd June 2016

In recent years, many young people have chosen indoor activities over those undertaken outdoors, with increasing numbers of children unable to identify common fruits and vegetables. There has never…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE download from GYO magazine

02nd June 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our July issue to give you a tantalising glimpse of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow salad leaves,…Read More

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Pomona Fruits’ Top Tips for Summer Growing

28th May 2016

Seasonality is perhaps the best thing about growing plants in the UK. People from the tropics are usually delighted by the distinct character of temperate weather patterns. From a gardener’s point…Read More

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Enjoy A FREE Download From GYO Magazine

06th May 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our June issue to give you a sneak peak of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on how to grow peas, as well as top…Read More

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Results from the Great British Growing Awards 2016

28th April 2016

In March we attended the 2016 Edible Garden Show at Stoneleigh Park, and were delighted to present the winners of the Grow Your Own Great British Growing Awards with their certificates.

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Six tips for starting a wormery

20th April 2016

Create an affordable wormery using a container with a tight-fitting lid, and the following advice from Yorkshire Worms:

1. Drill small holes in the base and sides of the structure, as worms need…Read More

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RSPB’s Top Tips For Creating Bird Food Sources

07th April 2016

RSPB’s Tom Waters outlines some great ways to help our feathered friends this month

Spring has definitely arrived, and the garden will soon become alive with the coming…Read More

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Top carrot varieties from Grow Your Own magazine

31st March 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our May issue to give you a sneak peak of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide on some of the amazing carrot…Read More

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GardenSite’s 3 Steps to Supreme Soil

22nd March 2016

The success of a vegetable bed depends on knowing the soil’s acidity, nutrient content and composition. Read on for our top tips to ensure high yields and quality blooms.

1. Test the pH

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10 Tips For Creating Perfect Compost

15th March 2016

Composting is a simple way to recycle organic material into a nutrient-rich mix to feed your soil and restore its vitality. If you make a habit of using composting every season, it will promote soil…Read More

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Enjoy A FREE Download From GYO Magazine

02nd March 2016

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our April issue to give you a sneak peak of what GYO has to offer. Here you’ll find a detailed guide from Sally Nex on how to grow squash,…Read More

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10 Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Garden Shed

25th February 2016

Buying a shed can be a significant investment, so it pays to make the right choice first time. Making the right purchase today can save you time and money tomorrow, and leave you with a highly…Read More

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Top Tips for Growing Tempting Tomato Varieties

24th February 2016

Now that we are nearly through the other side of winter we can start to look forward to spring and summertime gardening tasks such as collecting the fruits of one of our favourite plants, the tomato.…Read More

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10 Top Tips For Growing Broad Beans

08th February 2016

These delicious, tender beans make a great addition to any edible garden or allotment. If you’re in need of some pointers, GYO have some great advice on cultivating this popular veg.

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Wyevale Garden Centre’s Top Tips For Strong And Healthy Crops

03rd February 2016

Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be a very entertaining and rewarding process, but for beginners, the prospect of starting your own patch or allotment can be quite daunting. This shouldn’t…Read More

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5 Tips For Planting Trees For Wildlife

15th December 2015

When growing your own in your garden or on the allotment, it’s easy to forget about planting trees. Specimens that both fruit and flower can benefit people and wildlife and often don’t require much…Read More

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5 Ways To Keep Squirrels Away From Your Plot

02nd September 2015

These creatures may look cute and fluffy, but their ferocious appetites will make short work of your precious fruit crops. Take action and guard your edibles with this useful advice.

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4 Ways To Store Your Chilli Harvests

31st August 2015

These fiery little peppers make a wonderfully colourful addition to any garden or plot, but many growers struggle to know what to do with the piles of pickings. Luckily, there’s plenty of options…Read More

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5 Crops To Sow Now!

27th August 2015

At this time of year, when your hands are full with harvests a plenty, it’s easy to forget that late summer sowings can still be made. But, to guarantee fresh home-grown veg throughout autumn…Read More

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