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  1. Cats in the Garden - more grrr than purrr!

    Cats in the Garden - more grrr than purrr!

    I understand why some people like cats.

    Really, I do. All that companionship, stroking, purring stuff. But, as a gardener, I have to put my gardening gloved hand up and say, ‘No to cats.’  Here’s why.

    Cat in the Flower Bed

    They poop in my veg garden. There, I’ve said it. Honestly, I spent ages the other weekend preparing the soil in readiness for my carrots, parsnips, lettuce, radish and every other veg cur

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  2. Spring Gloves Giveaway

    Spring Gloves Giveaway

    It's GIVEAWAY TIME here at Great Little Garden! We are picking 10 lucky winners to win a pair of Essential gardening gloves each!

    To be in the chance of winning, simply post your spring picture in the comments below or tag us in a picture on your wall. We will then pick 10 lucky winners, easy!

    Deadline for entry is midday on Thursday 26th April 2018. The winner will be announced on Friday 27th April 2018. Terms and Conditions are available below.

    Visit our Facebook page here.

    Terms and Conditions:

    • This competiti
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  3. An Official Apology

    Bad Weather - Wet Field

    I need to apologise.

    Phil's FloodThe rubbish weather we’ve recently experienced at the start of spring is all my fault. I take full responsibility, I will try to do better and no one else was involved. I will try to be a force for good (weather) in the future. I will accept my punishment and get

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  4. Quality Time with Children in the Garden

    Family Time in the GardenMost school children are off school for a week or two and your garden is waking up from its long, enforced cold slumbers. What a perfect opportunity to get into gardening.

    Child Watering in the GardenGardening is fantastic for children to get involved in.

    Think of all that exercise, f

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  5. Six on Saturday - Delightful Daffodils

    Six on Saturday - Delightful Daffodils

    This week’s Six on Saturday is wonderfully upbeat; Phil is sharing stunning images of the different varieties of daffodils he’s growing in his garden. He could use a hand identifying them too.

    Surely these photos prove the bad weather is finally behind us and spring is here to stay!

    Don’t forget to head over to the The

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  6. Beach hut seed feeder giveaway

    Beach hut seed feeder giveaway

    It's GIVEAWAY TIME here at Great Little Garden! We are picking 10 lucky winners to win one of our stunning beach hut seed feeders! 


    All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is like our Facebook page then like & share our beach hut seed feeder giveaway post on our Facebook page. 

    Deadline for entry is midday on Wednesday11th April 2018. The winner will be announced on Thursday 12th April 2018. Terms and Conditions are available below.

    Visit our Facebook page here.

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  7. #ididthat - The Purest Joy of Gardening

    GLG's Emily with her daffodils‘I did that,’ gushed GLG’s very own Emily as she photographed the rewards of her hard work last autumn.

    Beautiful daffs where daffs weren’t before. And those three words, ‘I did that’, surely express the joy and pure emotional connection we all have with gardening. From a lumpen dormant bulb burst forth glorious yellow blooms. Marvellous.

     

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  8. Six on Saturday - Struggles with Snow

    Six on Saturday Struggles with Snow plus hornbeams and hats

    Welcome back to another Six on Saturday with gardening expert, Phil McCann. This week's fascinating edition of the The Propagator’s weekly meme features struggles with snow, enormous pleached hornbeams and Phil's favourite hats! Don't forget to head over to our host's blogs; you'll find

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  9. Caring for Plants in the Cold - Seedlings, Shrubs and More

    The recent cold weather has taken its toll on some plants.

    I was worried for my own fresh young shoots on lupins but they seemed to have come through unscathed. I have however spotted some phormiums and yuccas that have been knocked about a bit. Time for action.

    A yucca in the snow







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  10. The Rising Sap

    expectation and reality of this spring's cherry tree

    I’ve had enough of the cold, damp and grey skies.

    The snow was fun for about 2 minutes and then turned annoying. Sure, I understand the snowball fights, sledging and images of commuters skiing down the main road to get to work are so much fun, but it’s all stopping me from getting into the garden. And there’s lots to do. Bring on spring.

    To be precise, Met Office accurate, we are in spring. For simplicity, spring is made up of March, April and May. Summer: June, July and August. The next three months

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