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Category: Paul Lowis
Winter Colour

Winter Colour

If you are looking for a hardy little plant that will come back year after year then you couldn’t do much better than the hardy perennial Cyclamen coum. It is a small pretty little plant found hugging the ground in woodland glades and happy in shady spots of the...

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Heavenly Scent

Heavenly Scent

When you look at the pretty pastel coloured flowers of sweet peas you can’t help but smile. Then as you get closer you’re hit by their unmistakable scent reminding you it’s summer again. Just a small bunch on the windowsill or mantelpiece...

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Green Gardening

Green Gardening

I have often been asked what it means to garden in a ‘green’ way. For me it is a natural way to garden and I have been gardening this way for many years. When I talk about ‘green’ gardening it isn’t anything complicated. It is about making small changes to how you...

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Not Another Meeting

Not Another Meeting

Its the first Saturday of the month and I am up bright and early for a meeting. I see you have switched off already.... How boring! It couldn't be further from the truth, honest. It's the monthly meeting of the SLH (Sustainable Living in the Heatons). Not another...

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

It’s the Big Garden Bird Watch on 25th & 26th of January. Spend an hour over the weekend watching which garden birds are visiting your garden. If your garden is anything like mine the birds all hide over the weekend only to re-appear on the Monday! You can...

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Wild about Autumn

Wild about Autumn

Autumn is an ideal time to clear out last year’s compost and use it around the garden. It will make room in your compost bins for this season’s garden waste as the autumn clear up of borders and vegetable plots always seems to generate a lot of plant...

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Home to Buy or Let

Home to Buy or Let

With the housing market on the up and confidence increasing in 2018 it has never been a better time to look at building a home or to let out some space in your back garden. What on earth are you talking about?? I am not building a house in my back garden I don’t have...

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Bug Hotels

Bug Hotels

Bug Hotels can take many forms from simple twigs tied together to a large five star hotel. The style and design is only limited by your imagination and can take on any form you wish! In nature there are all sorts of nooks and crannies that insects can find to live in...

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Mind Your Onions

Mind Your Onions

When you are cooking in the kitchen what is the first vegetable you tend to use? I will bet it's an onion. They are so versatile and used in most dishes. Yet they are easy to grow yourself and if you do you could have a ready supply for the kitchen. What's more they...

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Start chit, chit, chitting….

Start chit, chit, chitting….

Now is the time to buy your potatoes if you wish to grow them this year and the truth is they are so simple to grow and taste fantastic! Seed potatoes have just appeared in the garden centres and are now also available on-line. They are relatively cheap and...

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