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One-pot showstoppers - by Fiona Huxtable

This article about recycled pots was written by Fiona Huxtable.  It was published in The Border Mail on Saturday 22nd November 2014.

To read the whole article including gardening tips and Deb’s Diary, click the link below.

One-pot showstoppers


Chestnut trees: snapping, splitting and propping

Chestnut trees are very brittle, and large branches (sometimes 400 mm in diameter) often snap in storms. I have realised that matters are made worse if branches are forced to grow upwards by being planted too close together, since the branches of trees that have plenty of space grow downwards until they reach the ground, which supports them. 922 more words



Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh observes, “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them”.

However weeds are more often derided. George Francis, the first director of the… 863 more words


On Staying Sane During Winter, Part 1

Today’s post is part one in a series about small things you can do to maintain a modicum of sanity during winter.

Tip #1: Grow plants… 92 more words


In the garden: abundance

There are two young cherry trees at the front of the house. They produced a handful of cherries, which the kids ate excitedly. I loved seeing their happy faces and thought that I should buy a wider variety of fruit, some of which I perceive as being expensive, for them more often as a special treat. 214 more words