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Welcome to Mr Fothergill's blog
Explore our essential advice and guides on what and how to grow in your garden.
As another year draws to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing over our gardening successes, and our garden failures – from the devastation of blight, to the late season charm of chillies burning ...
It’s a new year, and with the realisation that spring is on the distant horizon, gardeners are itching to get into their gardens. But it’s good to keep in mind that we still have the rest of winter...
Top 5 reasons to get kids into gardening
You may not think it, but your garden is a pretty inspiring place to be for kids. Yes, it may be tricky to tear them away from their devices or getting the energy to go outside, but once you’re out...
Top five annuals for autumn sowing: 3 Eschscholzia - Plant Talk With Graham Rice
California poppy, grows naturally in the wild tells us what it enjoys most in the garden. In California, and other parts of the south western USA, California poppies grow in deserts and in other dr...
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How To Grow and Look After Raspberries
Raspberries are a particularly pleasing fruit to grow at home. Not only are they easy to grow and maintain, they are also an economical way of getting your hands on a rather expensive supermarket f...
How To Grow and Look After Currant and Gooseberry Plants
Currants and gooseberries are often underrated and overlooked: not often sold in supermarkets and rarely making appearances in modern recipe books. Once established, they can produce a glut of frui...
How To Plant A School Garden
A school garden is a great way to get kids involved in growing their own food and appreciating the beauty and value of fresh, healthy vegetables. Children will learn where they come from, the scien...
For anyone seeking thoughtful yet inexpensive gifts for gardening friends and family, you’re in the right place. We have a range of options available, with gifts for beginner gardeners and for thos...
Best Annuals For Attracting Pollinators
The pollinating insects in our gardens play an important role in ecosystems and are vital for increasing the production of fruiting plants. So, whether it's bees making honey or hoverfly larvae eat...
New Varieties of Old-Fashioned Flowers
Some flowers have been popular for decades, even centuries, and for good reason. There’s a tendency for us to stick with these varieties that are old favourites, but there are so many more choices ...
What To Do In The Garden In September
Our gardening advice for September and indeed the next few months will lighten your workload in the spring and in many cases offer an easier start to establishing new plants in the garden.
October Jobs In The Garden
As summer starts to edge gently into autumn during September, misty mornings give way to plenty of still-warm days, even if conditions remain overcast rather than sunny for much of the time.
How To Grow and Look After Strawberries
Whether you’ve got a huge garden or a few containers on a patio, it’s always worth growing strawberries. They don’t take up a lot of space and take minimal effort to grow. Sweet, juicy and attracti...
How To Grow Onion and Shallot Sets
Once established, onion and shallot sets require very little attention. And you’re much more likely to grow healthy onions from sets, than seeds.
Invite Nature To Your Garden
Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned expert, we have all you need.