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Enjoyable Gardening Tips For The More Mature Gardener

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Enjoyable Gardening Tips For The More Mature Gardener
After a long stint in the garden,say three or four hours of digging and weeding, a hot bath (or cold shower depending on the time of year!) a comfortable chair and a couple of aspirin have lots of appeal but surely one has still got a good few years of working in one's urban garden still to come. This comes from one mature-age gardener who fits that criteria exactly

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A Few Winter Gardening Tips

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A Few Winter Gardening Tips

Chilly temperatures means that fall and winter is on its way and for some plants this means extra protection a light sheet and mulch for a dome cover will also help.

So what do you need to do, well a great place to start is to divide overgrown perennials and cut back any dead foliage and roots from the garden, composting it if it's disease-free. Bag and throw in the bin any infected or pest ridden waste

Enjoy the different seasons and the variety of flowers and garden changes they bring.

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Growing Potatoes In A Bag.

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Growing Potatoes In A Bag.
Do you remember your father having rows of potatoes growing in the huge garden out back? Mounding the soil up and over them until they were ready to harvest, and then digging them up. But weren't they special to eat, so new with skins that fell off when scraped with a knife?!

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Why Not Have A Vegetable Garden In Your Own Kitchen?

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Why Not Have A Vegetable Garden In Your Own Kitchen?

When you were a child did you ever chop the top of a carrot or parsnip, stand it in a saucer of water, sometimes on cotton wool and watch the fronds come to life. Of course it was thrown out after – 1 someone forgot to add more water – 2 the thing started to rot – 3 we just got a bit over it.

However, did you know that there are vegetables that you lug home in the shopping that can be brought to life and used again. Sounds crazy, well not so, look here at a couple of ideas.

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Make Gardening An Enjoyable Pastime

Posted by Ian & Huia Moffat on

Make Gardening An Enjoyable Pastime
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If you are a city dweller often there is a little plot in apartment buildings on the ground floor, so why not capture it for your own if no-one else is interested in it.

Create a  flower garden for everyone to enjoy, herbs for general use, or even venture into a small vegetable garden, which can be consumed by the other residents.

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