The Great Little Garden Blog

  1. CuCon18 - We're Talking Cucumbers and Plant Care in a Heatwave

    CuCon18 - We're Talking Cucumbers and Plant Care in a Heatwave

    These are testing times my gardening friends. We all endured the long dark winter and spring kind of fizzled out until, pow, we hurtled headlong straight into a proper grown up summer.

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  2. Watering in a Heatwave

    Watering in a Heatwave

    Watering Your Garden in a Heatwave

    It’s hot and getting hotter.

    Most people love this hot weather and revel at the thought of at least another fortnight o

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  3. Live in the Moment, Not in the Screen

    Live in the Moment, Not in the Screen

    A lament to viewing the world through a camera phone

     

    I was out at a pop type concert the other night. Unusual, I know, but my good-time mood turned dark once the singing started. The moment

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  4. Phil's Garden Show Survival Guide

    Phil's Garden Show Survival Guide

    Phil’s Garden Show Survival Guide

    Buckle up - It’s Garden Show Time!

    We are slap bang in the middle of show season. Not village fete, crushed grass, homemade cakes and bunting typ

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  5. Top 10 Hardy Annuals

    Top 10 Hardy Annuals

    In this Top Ten List, our garden expert - Phil McCann - has compiled his favourite Hardy Annuals.

    What is a hardy annual? An annual is a plant that completes its life cycle, from

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  6. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - A Proper Chelsea Belter

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - A Proper Chelsea Belter

    A Proper Chelsea Belter

    It was an honour and privilege to visit the RHS Chelsea Flower show on press day. It gave me a fantastic chance to get up close to the gardens and plants

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  7. Showtime! The RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    Showtime! The RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    Showtime at Malvern Spring Festival and Some Top Gardening Tips from You

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  8. They're Back! And this time they're nesting.

    They're Back! And this time they're nesting.

    The blackbirds are back.

    And for avid readers of this blog, and I know that’s at least two of you, you will know this isn't the first time I

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  9. Once Every Three Days - Adventures in Pet-Sitting

    Once Every Three Days - Adventures in Pet-Sitting

    There’s a lot going on in the world and if we stop to think about it, chances are stress levels will rise. But mine are already beyond snapping point as I was recently given the biggest responsibility anyone can ever h

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  10. The Village Show - Judgement Day!

    The Village Show - Judgement Day!

    Daily Daff: ‘Village show in uproar as judge condemns biscuits to second place’

    All rise. The Court of the Village Show is now in session, the Honourable Judge McCann presiding. And so, at 10.00am the oth

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