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Planting Broad Beans Now

As broad beans are frost hardy, it’s easy to grow them through the winter, either outside or under the cover of a garden frame. So I’m giving it a go planting them now. I don’t have an enormous amount of space for them in the rather...
by MyGardenSchool on Nov 21, 2010

Planting Broad Beans Now

As broad beans are frost hardy, it’s easy to grow them through the winter, either outside or under the cover of a garden frame. So I’m giving it a go planting them now. I don’t have an enormous amount of space for them in the rather...
by MyGardenSchool on Nov 21, 2010

MyGardenSchool Loves This Thinking on Education

At MyGardenSchool we pride ourselves on pioneering and being ahead of the game on the latest educational thinking and techniques. We’re designing our courses to help people enjoy as well as absorb fascinating information about horticulture and...
by MyGardenSchool on Nov 5, 2010

MyGardenSchool Loves This Thinking on Education

At MyGardenSchool we pride ourselves on pioneering and being ahead of the game on the latest educational thinking and techniques. We’re designing our courses to help people enjoy as well as absorb fascinating information about horticulture and...
by MyGardenSchool on Nov 5, 2010

Top Ten Garden Tasks for Autumn

1. Tidy up! Autumn is a great time for those who love wielding the clippers – all that summer growth will need a trim back now to keep the garden tidy. But many off-cuts will strike well in the humidity right now so think about planting some of you...
by MyGardenSchool on Oct 17, 2010

Quirky gardening vid.

Gardyn - Watch more Videos at Vodpod. At MyGardenSchool, as well as being the hotspot for learning everything about gardening online, we love to spot gardening related quirkiness. This one is nice. This is the creation of a chap called Pogo. You migh...
by MyGardenSchool on Oct 10, 2010

It’s bulb planting time! What bulbs should I plant for Spring..?

Strictly speaking it’s bulb ordering time – don’t plant them just yet as it may be a little too mild. But you definitely should be making your selections and buying your bulbs now when there is still a good selection available. Aim...
by MyGardenSchool on Sep 22, 2010

MyGardenSchool’s Flickr Group. Reaches 300 Members! & Now streaming to website: http://www.my-garden-school.com

We’re delighted that MyGardenSchool’s Flickr group is going from strength to strength – with 300 members and now featuring over 1000 original gardening related photographs.  As a celebration of your garden photographic talent R...
by MyGardenSchool on Sep 17, 2010

John Brookes and Duncan Heather; working on MyGardenSchool

These photos were taken at John Brookes’  house in West Sussex during a working session on MyGardenSchool.  John’s bookshelf in particular caught my eye.  Interesting seeing the sheer volume of material on gardens written by the man hi...
by MyGardenSchool on Sep 3, 2010

10 Cool Gardening Apps for the iPhone

10 Cool Gardening Apps for the iPhone Courtsey of Mashable Those who garden know that timing is everything, and a bountiful crop requires planning and organization. For novice and advanced gardeners alike, there is always something that can be learne...
by MyGardenSchool on Aug 30, 2010

Natural Pest Control – LadyBird Love!

Did you know the collective noun for a group of ladybirds is a ‘Loveliness’!?   Quite appropriate I think.    Though we just tend to think of our little friendly orange ones with black spots in the UK – the ’7 spots’,...
by MyGardenSchool on Aug 7, 2010

Wildflower Turf – Timelapse Video

Ever wanted to re-create a beautiful wildflower meadow in your garden. If you’ve ever tried you’ll know it’s not that easy.. one well kept secret is that the best way to do it is to use wild flower turf. Wildflower Turf – Time...
by MyGardenSchool on Jul 12, 2010

A Magic Moss Garden

A beautiful bowl of moss.  But how is it surviving in this hot weather? Well it’s surviving because it’s Scleranthus not moss!  A beautiful green substitute that looks great spilling over in tubs or bowls. Scleranthus is a small genus i...
by MyGardenSchool on Jun 23, 2010

It’s Bedtime!

The trouble with bedding plants is they can look a bit chav.  Even the term conjures up visions of scary rows of marigolds or petunias.  But if you pick carefully and consider your colour scheme – bedding can be as beautiful as you want it to be.
by MyGardenSchool on Jun 19, 2010

Grow Your Own Drugs

Despite the rather dodgy sounding title – we love James Wong. He’s that cool guy who tells you which plants to grow for medicinal purposes. He is an ‘Ethnobotanist’. Good word! James Wong grew up in Malaysia and Singapore. He...
by MyGardenSchool on Jun 6, 2010

The Ace of Spades..

Those of you who follow this blog regularly – may remember that I recently blogged about buying a trusty new spade.  I’ve always really been a fan of vintage garden tools as I’m terribly fond of many old tools I’ve acquired...
by MyGardenSchool on Apr 30, 2010

Daily Telegraph Top 10 Hellebore Days Out

Top 10 hellebore days out These subtle but stunning plants will be flowering soon. Was Helleborus – as some historians believe – the plant on which the 33 year old Alexander the Great fatally overdosed in Babylon in 323 BCE?  We’l...
by MyGardenSchool on Mar 31, 2010

Grow Your Own Veg – we like this video!

Now is the season to be thinking about what vegetables you want to grow for the forthcoming year. Growing your own veg can be so rewarding as well as nutritious. You don’t even need a garden – many successful vegetable beds are now bein...
by MyGardenSchool on Feb 25, 2010


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