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Wreaths – Not Just for Christmas

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Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas, which is very good news, as there are two …. let’s say, not quite finished… wreaths in our sunroom ,waiting patiently for attention that did not arrive before Christmas. I’m sure you can all relate to the rush that the weeks before Christmas become, and especially this year at our house, as my daughter has… Read more »

Just in Time for Holiday Wreaths

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Hello all, and thanks for the opportunity to jump in while my Aunt Arabella takes a well deserved respite at her “little country home”. I doubt she remembers where it all begins and ends, but she has told me she has to put together her equally extensive Christmas card list, so I’m happy to check in with an update on… 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 »

More letters to the Organic Postbag

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Of Cabbages and Corn Husks – We Dip Into the Mail Bag Question for your blog: It looks as if I have been infested with cabbage rootfly maggots. The only good thing is that this is contained to three large planters. Can I use that soil again for next year, or should I bin it? Timothy, Devon, UK Yes and… Read more »

Green Manure

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September is the month to sow green manures. Novice gardeners might think they need to head down to a local farm and kindly ask the farmer if he has fed the cows lately, but this is not exactly what green manures are. Green manures are cover crops that become part of the soil– plants grown off-season and tilled in to… 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 »