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02 Aug Your August 2021 Gardening Guide
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August is the last month of Winter, which means that Spring is just around the corner! This is the last chance for pruning roses and getting your strawberries planted. Plant your asparagus and start c..
01 Aug Kumara, Mushroom & Bacon Fritters
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Ingredients 700g Mushrooms, quartered– White Button or Swiss Brown 500g Red Kumara, peeled and diced into 1cm chunks 250g Bacon, diced 250g Brown onion, diced 2 T Garlic, finely chopped 3 T Thyme,..
27 Jul How to Grow Strawberries
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Nothing says summer better than fresh home grown Strawberries, especially on the Christmas Pavlova or in fruit salad. They grow equally well in the ground, raised gardens, planter boxes or in pots and..
15 Jul Your July 2021 Gardening Guide
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July brings mid-winter, school holidays, and this year the season has bought a lot of rain so far. The garden will be looking after itself a bit more at this time of year, so you can sit back and enjo..
13 Jul Leek & Potato Galette with Pistachio Crust
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DOUGH ½ cup raw pistachios 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 t salt 1 t sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces FILLING & ASSEMBLY 1 T olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 large..
23 Jun How and when to transplant a rose bush
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Roses transplant well in winter or early spring while they are dormant and not looking for any nourishment from the soil. However, circumstances may arise that require moving blooming roses. This is a..
23 Jun How to deadhead a Rose
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Removing wilted blooms (deadheading) from your roses is a simple way to give your garden a tidy appearance. Roses, like many other flowering plants use their flowers as way of producing fruit. Once it..
09 Jun Winter Scent Garden
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Nothing evokes thoughts of spring and summer better than bright flowers and beautiful floral perfumes. Winter though, is seen as the time of the year where there is no real colour or scents in the gar..
01 Jun Your June 2021 Gardening Guide
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Winter is upon us, and this month brings the shortest day, a long weekend, and the chance of 4 seasons in 1 day! This is the time for planting garlic, shallots, berries, fruit trees, winter vegetables..
31 May How to Grow Shallots
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Like Garlic, Shallots are traditionally planted on the shortest day and harvested on the longest. Shallots though are quite versatile and can be planted any time from May to August, right up to spring..
31 May How to Grow Garlic
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Garlic is one of easiest crops to grow, and it takes up a relatively small area in the garden. It has traditionally been planted on the shortest day and harvested on the longest but can be planted in ..
28 May Crunchy Cauliflower, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad
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Ingredients 220 g butter 5 tbsp Cider vinegar 2 tbsp Olive oil 3-4 Apples, cut thinly 1 Small cauliflower, chopped Drizzle of honey 200g Stilton, or you can use a vegetarian cheese if you prefer 5..
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