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Calendar of Gardening Events for February

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Each Sunday in February — Port Logan, Scotland Snowdrop Festival Explore the mild climate of the Logan Botanic Garden  at the south-western tip of Scotland for snowdrops and sights of new life. Open February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 10:00 until 16:00. No booking required. Adult £3.50, concessions £3, child £1, family £8. www.rbge.org.uk   February 9th – 12th… Read more »

December Gardeners Event Calendar

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through January 7th – Atlanta, USA Garden Lights Holiday Nights A blockbuster nighttime event, Garden Lights keeps it green by using nearly 1 million energy-efficient LED lights to put on a show at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tickets $18.95 Adult,  $12.95 3-12, little ones free. Member discounts available. Nightly 5-10pm, closed Dec 24 and 31st. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org through January 8th — … Read more »

Orchards Ready For Winter

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That wonderful smell in the air just might be gooseberries burning. Not the pies– hopefully a kitchen timer and a watchful child will let you know when those are ready to come out of the oven– but the branches and brambles of this season’s gooseberries are being burnt in anticipation of the winter. I always burn the leftover cuttings from… Read more »

Wonderful Garden Events – November

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through November 9th — New Plymouth & Taranaki, New Zealand Taranaki Rhododendron Festival Recognised as New Zealand’s  finest regional celebration of gardens and gardeners. Almost 50 gardens open their gates during this popular garden festival. enquiries@rhodo.co.nz   November 12th, 13th — Launceston, Tasmania Launceston Horticultural Society Rose, Iris & Rhododendron Show Features creative floral art, container-grown plants, junior exhibits and… Read more »

Potato – The Problem Child

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We take for granted the simple potato, and if you have been buying them from the local market or grocery store for your entire life, you might think they arrive in bushels from a magic place (Denmark? Ireland?) and never start off as chunks of seed potatoes with potential to rot. In fact, rot and bugs and under the ground… Read more »



Dear Top Gardening Friends One fantastic way of making your organic gardening more easy and relevant to you and your family’s needs is to keep an log or journal even before you start working on your garden, so that you can record all of your results, and the reasons why some things work better than others. You should for example… Read more »