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How To Grow Autumn Raspberries

15th November 2018

Enjoy a bountiful crop of autumn raspberries with our helpful advice!

Raspberries are one of the most popular soft fruits that can be grown in your garden or allotment. By planting…Read More

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How To Choose A Greenhouse Or Polytunnel For Your Plot

12th November 2018

These buildings come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and price brackets, and deciding on the one for you can feel a little daunting. The first thing you should do is consider where you would like…Read More

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How To Grow Rosemary

06th November 2018

Learn how to cultivate this delicious plant for an abundance of pickings

A staple addition to many Mediterranean dishes, rosemary is an essential part of any gardener’s plot.…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Jobs on the Plot

01st November 2018

This month, we’re providing a FREE download from our December issue to give you a taste of what GYO has to offer! Here you’ll find essential information to keep your plot happy and healthy over…Read More

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Growing Advice from River Cottage’s Head Gardener Will Livingstone

30th October 2018

On 25th October Will Livingstone, head gardener at the brilliant River Cottage, took over Grow…Read More

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How To Choose A Fruit Tree For Your Plot

24th October 2018

Feeling overwhelmed by the choice of fruit trees available? Don’t despair – GYO is here to help

Choosing a fruit tree for your garden isn’t like choosing a variety…Read More

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Autumn Guide To Herbs

17th October 2018

As the weather begins to turn, keep your delicious leaves protected to continue your pickings into winter

Herbs are the perfect choice for no-fuss gardeners. They require very…Read More

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The Complete Guide To No-waste Growing

10th October 2018

Make the most of your harvests with the help of this useful advice!

If you’re growing lots of different fruit and veg, it’s quite likely that your compost heap will be brimming…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Planting Apple ‘Egremont Russet’ from GYO

03rd October 2018

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 step-by-step guide to planting…Read More

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Growing Over Winter: The Basics

02nd October 2018

Confused about how to sow and look after plants ready for the winter? Don’t worry – GYO is here to help!

What Is Overwintering?
In edible…Read More

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How To Keep Your Vegetable Plot Tidy and Save Money, Too!

27th September 2018

John Hoad, Askham Bryan College alumni and keen chilli grower, shares his advice on keeping your allotment or garden in order this autumn.

When I was at horticultural college,…Read More

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Start Salads For Overwintering

24th September 2018

Although the height of summer is coming to an end and harvests may be reducing across the plot, now is the perfect time to make sure you get the most from your veg patch over the colder months. Sowing…Read More

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The Complete Guide To Windowsill Growing

19th September 2018

You don’t need a small space to enjoy the benefits of growing your own. Take a look at these useful pointers to help you get started.

You would be forgiven for thinking that…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE guide to sowing microgreens from GYO

05th September 2018

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 to sowing microgreens – a fantastic…Read More

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The Need to Feed: Growing Edibles To Alleviate Food Poverty

05th September 2018

An estimated three million children were at risk of being hungry during the school holidays in the UK this summer, and food bank usage is reportedly hitting record highs. Surely, as a nation of gardeners…Read More

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Growing Advice From David Domoney

30th August 2018

On 21st August, Love Your Garden presenter David Domoney took over Grow Your Own’s social media platforms! He shared with us must-know gardening tips and fascinating facts. You can…Read More

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Well-being Wonders for Retirement Village Allotment Attendees

22nd August 2018

It’s no secret gardening is gaining momentum as a ‘fashionable’ hobby as an increased number of millennials are tapping into the pastime and raving about its benefits. In fact, millennials are…Read More

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10 Top Tips for New Plot Holders From The National Allotment Society

15th August 2018

Getting your own allotment plot is an exciting moment and it’s tempting to rush out and buy seeds and equipment and get planting. However, the more thought that you put in before you start work the…Read More

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Recipe Inspiration For National Allotment Week

10th August 2018

August is a month of abundant harvests so you can end up with large gluts, from a plethora of red tomatoes to never-ending courgettes. Find some recipe inspiration for these delicious harvests in this…Read More

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5 Garden Tasks For National Allotment Week

09th August 2018

National Allotment Week is taking place from August 13-19 this year, and the theme for 2018 is ‘living and growing’! The week aims to encourage everyone to get cultivating their own food, no matter…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Jobs on the Plot from GYO

02nd August 2018

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 list of tasks that can be completed…Read More

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Hot Products For Your Plot This Month

30th July 2018

Check out these great products to help you out in the garden and allotment over the growing season!

The Ultimate Fertiliser for Xtra Growth
Want to see more from your plants?…Read More

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Prepare For Rainfall On Your Plot

26th July 2018

The sunshine has been beating down for weeks now, so allotments and gardens across the UK could do with a good rain shower to soak the soil and let the crops absorb this vital resource. But what happens…Read More

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Growing Advice From Lavender And Leeks

25th July 2018

On 24th July the Instagram sensation Lavender and Leeks took over Grow Your Own’s Instagram.…Read More

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5 Simple Solutions For Gardening On A Budget

18th July 2018

Gardening is a great way to get outside, but it can come at a price! Buying seeds, gardening tools and other accessories can quickly take the money out of your pocket, so here are a few tips to help…Read More

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Beat The Heat – Keep Your Plants Healthy And Happy

09th July 2018

The summer has well and truly arrived, and everyone is outside making the most of those rays of sunshine. The long hours of daylight give a nice boost to many crops, but can also have a negative affect…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Making a Herb Display from GYO

04th July 2018

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 step-by-step guide to creating a herb spiral.…Read More

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5 Quick Salad Crops To Sow Now

02nd July 2018

Salads are one of the easiest and most productive crops to grow, as seeds can not only be sown in the vegetable patch outside, but they can also be grown in containers, so are perfect for beginners…Read More

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Vitavia Greenhouses – Bring Life To Your Garden

26th June 2018

Vitavia Garden Products Ltd is the British partner of the Vitavia Group, which is the leading name throughout Europe for quality hobby greenhouses and greenhouse accessories. From the company warehouses…Read More

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The Great British Bee Count – How To Identify Garden Pollinators

18th June 2018

Bumblebees and solitary bees are vital pollinators of flowers and crops on your plot, from broad beans to apple trees there are a variety of species that visit these plants. The…Read More

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5 Cucumber Varieties To Sow Now

13th June 2018

You may have sown cucumbers early in March in a heated greenhouse, or left it until the month after if your greenhouse is unheated. By now, the plants will be prospering, and beginning to think about…Read More

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Fight Back Weeds With The Sheen Flame Gun

13th June 2018

Dealing with Tough, Persistent Weeds with Flame

Flaming is a traditional means of controlling pesky weeds that is seeing a resurgence in popularity as a powerful, non-toxic,…Read More

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Enjoy a FREE Guide to Jobs on the Plot from GYO

07th June 2018

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 list of tasks that can be completed on your…Read More

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Top Tips For Low Allergy Gardening

06th June 2018

Airborne allergies expert, keen gardener and creator of the HayMax organic allergen barrier balm, Max Wiseberg explains key pointers to help suffering growers…

Surprisingly, there…Read More

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World Environment Day – Why Pollinators Are Vital To A Healthy Plot

05th June 2018

Working with wildlife in your garden or allotment has a variety of benefits, from enjoying watching them to natural pest control. When thinking of beneficial creatures that visit your green space, pollinating…Read More

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Tree Disease – Not In My Backyard?

04th June 2018

The UK is at risk of losing millions of trees to pests and diseases which could seriously damage our gardens, landscapes and impact our wildlife populations.

Whether in your garden, lining your…Read More

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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.

Read More
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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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