Tag Archives: George Hassall

Celebrating 4 years of blogging

Today I’ve been blogging for 4 years and even though I’ve been a bit quiet recently, my gardening journey still ‘grows on’. My first blog was about buying some new apple cordons and just like those trees, I’ve grown a … Continue reading

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For the love of gardening

What an honour it was to be the guest speaker at The Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s AGM & Member’s Day yesterday (19.10.19) on my home ‘turf’ in Manchester, at Lancashire Cricket Ground. I strongly bee-lieve that making events like this accessible … Continue reading

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My trip to RHS Garden Wisley wraps up a Royal Summer

It was back to RHS Garden Wisley and ‘Back to Nature’ last week as I wrapped up a summer of gardening and Blue Peter filming with Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Catherine’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden is inspired by … Continue reading

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My bugs, bees and butterflies vlog

It’s taken us a long time to create a wildlife haven, but the hard work is definitely paying off, because the garden is absolutely bursting with bugs, bees & butterflies. It’s fair to say, we are pretty chuffed with the … Continue reading

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Back to nature at RHS Chelsea

I’ve been posting on social media all week about my visit to RHS Chelsea Flower Show and here’s a very quick wrap up.     I could write about perfect plants, sublime sculptures, lush landscaping and epic engineering, but for … Continue reading

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Keep calm and plant a seed !

I hope you enjoyed reading last week’s post about a greener garden and maybe you feel inspired to grow more of your own fruit, herbs and veg. This week’s blog is based on what we’re planning to grow in our … Continue reading

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The 12 Days Of Harvest – Merry Christmas Green Fingered Fans

Well, Green Fingered Fans, it’s been an interesting year for us gardeners. With not one, but 2 blasts from the Beast from the East and then a few months later the garden was torched, with a hot, dry summer. As … Continue reading

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All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey……

I really love autumn, with the lovely fresh, crisp mornings and the beautiful jewel like colours of the leaves falling from the trees. It’s also a time to reap the rewards of your garden and celebrate all the effort that … Continue reading

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What a wonderful world

I’ve had the most amazing summer holidays, I’m almost sad that they are drawing to a close. I’ve been singing the Louis Armstrong track, ‘What a Wonderful World’ all summer, so I rewrote the words to reflect some of the … Continue reading

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The summer of fun has begun!

Yippee, I’ve finished school for the summer holidays, that’s 45 WHOLE DAYS of fun; bring it on! Whilst I’ve had a bit of chill time, watching back to back episodes of Dr Who and Harry Potter films, I’ve also been … Continue reading

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