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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

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

What’s happening to our conker trees? The dying out of the horsechestnuts..

Has anyone noticed that all our conker trees are dying?  They are brown and crispy and aren’t producing the fat juicy conkers they used to when we were children.  A blight on the scale of Dutch Elm disease (responsible for annihilating the e...
by MyGardenSchool on Aug 15, 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

The Secret Gardens of Devon and Cornwall

Last week I went photographing places of interest in Cornwall.  I had already planned to go to The Lost Gardens of Heligan which didn’t disappoint.  But what has excited me more is the underground network of other gardens in Devon and Cornwal...
by MyGardenSchool on Jul 31, 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

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

Report on The Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Chelsea’s Got Talent more about "Report on The Chelsea Flower Show 2010", posted with vodpod This has been my 6th consecutive year as a spectator at The Chelsea Flower Show. What’s quite interesting is that I think Chelsea’s become as m...
by MyGardenSchool on May 31, 2010

The MyGardenSchool Flickr Group Scores a Century!

We’re celebrating that the MyGardenSchool Flickr Group has now hit over 100 members! And 100s of unique gardening photographs – each telling their own gardening story. Have a browse below and take time out to meander through our members’ garden...
by MyGardenSchool on May 19, 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

THE SECRET ART OF SACRIFICIAL PLANTING

By Simon Eade – our exciting new guest blogger from ‘The Garden of Eaden’! THE SECRET ART OF SACRIFICIAL PLANTING Although the terminology sounds a little blood thirsty, it is in reality a practiced organic method of protecting your...
by MyGardenSchool on Apr 29, 2010

Featured Photograph – Electric Cabbages!

One of our favourite MyGardenSchool Flickr Group Members, fhfgreenmedia, has posted this cool picture of electric cabbages in our Group pool Filed under: Lectures...
by MyGardenSchool on Apr 23, 2010

MyGardenSchool – 15 in world’s top 100 gardening blogs!

Construction Management have announced the world’s top 100 gardening blogs. And MyGardenSchool is at number 15! Some other very useful links there too. Thanks Construction Management! Filed under: In association with Oxford College of Garde...
by MyGardenSchool on Apr 14, 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

What to do in the Garden in March – Start Composting

Why Compost? Compost is the perfect free organic food for your garden. It’s the ultimate in recycling that you can do in your own home & garden. It also links your own food chain from your home to your land – putting back nutrients...
by MyGardenSchool on Mar 14, 2010


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