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Innovative, effective, interesting, fun and lasting gifts to give this Christmas. You'll find full, comprehensive reviews of each gift on my website www.pumpkinbeth.com

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Getting the best results from your compost and growing broad beans - Pumpkin Beth Container Plants, Container Gardening, Gardening Tips, Garden Soil, Edible Garden, Bean Plant, Organic Compost, Bean Seeds, Sandy Soil

Getting the best results from your compost and growing broad beans - Pumpkin Beth

Every year I run Compost Trials to discover the best quality peat-free composts on the market. Dalefoot Composts have produced the top performing composts in all of my Trials, over the past seven years. One of my favourite products is Dalefoot’s Double Strength Wool Compost,…

The Quadgrow Self Watering Planter - Pumpkin Beth Edible Garden, Easy Garden, Growing Tomatoes, Growing Vegetables, Container Plants, Container Gardening, Automatic Watering System, Organic Compost, Self Watering Planter

The Quadgrow Self Watering Planter - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 The Quadgrow Self Watering Planter1.1 How to assemble the Quadgrow Self Watering Planter:1.2 What compost can you use with the Quadgrow Self Watering Planter?1.3 How do you fill up the Quadgrow’s reservoir?1.4 Growing tomatoes in the Quadgrow1.5 Supporting tomato plants growing in the Quadgrow…

Creating a Wildlife My Old Wildlife Problems with My Old Wildlife My New Wildlife Making a List of Important Collaborating with Pond Avoiding Old Problems in the New Creating the Protective Firestone PondGuard… Marsh Marigold, Pond Liner, Pond Pumps, Pond Filters, Front Gardens, Invasive Plants, Sandy Soil, Water Features In The Garden, Beneficial Insects

My New Wildlife Pond - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Creating a Wildlife Pond1.1 My Old Wildlife Pond1.2 Problems with My Old Wildlife Pond2 Designing My New Wildlife Pond2.1 Making a List of Important Features2.2 Collaborating with Pond Specialists2.3 Avoiding Old Problems in the New Pond3 Creating My New Pond3.1 300gsm Protective Matting3.2 Firestone…

New Year Cheers for Chillies! - Pumpkin Beth Container Plants, Container Gardening, Sprouting Seeds, Edible Mushrooms, Pepper Plants, Pepper Seeds, Beneficial Insects, Growing Seeds, Seed Starting

New Year Cheers for Chillies! - Pumpkin Beth

Chilli pepper seeds are usually sown from February to the end of April. However, these vegetables command a long growing season, requiring sufficient time for the plants to mature and their fruit to develop and ripen. Accordingly, I find that chilli peppers are best started…

The Tomatoes in my Quadgrow are still growing! - Pumpkin Beth Tomato Seedlings, Tomato Plants, Edible Garden, Easy Garden, Container Plants, Container Gardening, How To Ripen Tomatoes, Automatic Watering System, Pepper Plants

The Tomatoes in my Quadgrow are still growing! - Pumpkin Beth

The Tomatoes in my Quadgrow are still growing! This year, I’ve been running more Trials with Tomatoes; I’ll share all the results from my Tomato Trials with you in due course, but today I wanted to show you my Quadgrow Self Watering Planter. Most of…

A Calendar of Special Snowdrop Garden Openings, Talks, Events & Open Days for 2021 - Pumpkin Beth Manor Garden, Garden S, Winter Garden, Sussex Gardens, Tree Roots, Winter Flowers, Formal Gardens, Private Garden, Beautiful Places To Visit

A Calendar of Special Snowdrop Garden Openings, Talks, Events & Open Days for 2021 - Pumpkin Beth

Snowdrop Events Calendar 2021 Welcome to my 2021 Snowdrop Gardens, Talks, Virtual Events, and Open Days Calendar! Here are the dates, and all the details of the openings of the most beautiful and magnificent snowdrop gardens. These gardens are opening to allow visitors the chance to experience the joy of visiting their snowdrop collections. You’ll also find details of snowdrop study days, open days, virtual talks, lectures, and any other lovely snowdrop events happening in 2021 listed in…

An Update on my Green & Blue Bee Brick and Bee Block - Pumpkin Beth Bee Friendly Flowers, Big Butterfly, Mason Bees, Beneficial Insects, Blue Green, Brick, Wildlife, Christmas Gifts, Pumpkin

An Update on my Green & Blue Bee Brick and Bee Block - Pumpkin Beth

A couple of years ago, back in the late summer and early autumn of 2017, I discovered an award winning Cornish company, called Green & Blue. I was keen to try two of this company’s products, namely their Green & Blue Bee Bricks and their…

New David Austin English Roses for Rosa ‘Eustacia Vye’ Rosa ‘Gabriel Oak’ RHS Chelsea Plant of the More Tips for successful rose planting New David Austin English Roses for 2019 May is a wonderful month, enhanced by the uplifting… Cut Flowers, Pink Flowers, Organic Mulch, Shrub Roses, David Austin Roses, Planting Roses, Single Rose, Chelsea Flower Show, Different Flowers

New Introductions from David Austin Roses for 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 New David Austin English Roses for 20191.1 Rosa ‘Eustacia Vye’ (Ausegdon)1.2 Rosa ‘Gabriel Oak’ (Auscrowd)2 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year3 More roses4 Tips for successful rose planting New David Austin English Roses for 2019 May is a wonderful month, enhanced by the uplifting…

Specialist Snowdrop Nurseries & Places to Buy Snowdrop Bulbs & Snowdrops in the Green - Pumpkin Beth Woodland Flowers, Woodland Garden, Sussex Gardens, Manor Garden, Spring Flowering Bulbs, Green Pumpkin, Garden Nursery, Buy Plants

Specialist Snowdrop Nurseries & Places to Buy Snowdrop Bulbs & Snowdrops in the Green - Pumpkin Beth

Specialist Snowdrop Nurseries & Other Places to buy Snowdrop Bulbs & Snowdrops in the Green I love snowdrops. If you wish to grow snowdrops in your garden, then I want to make your dreams come true and help you to find the best places to purchase these wonderful plants! It’s important to buy quality snowdrops from reputable suppliers, firstly to ensure that you receive the snowdrop variety that you’ve purchased, and secondly to avoid purchasing bulbs that have been taken from the wild. With…

Grow Your Own Mistletoe - Pumpkin Beth Green Flowers, Green Plants, Cut Flowers, Green Leaves, White Flowers, Plant Leaves, Mistletoe Plant, Dried Berries, Bottle Garden

Grow Your Own Mistletoe - Pumpkin Beth

Mistletoe is a prized plant at Christmas time, when it’s the custom to decorate our homes with the berries and foliage of holly, ivy, and mistletoe, in celebration of the season. I’ve always greatly admired the evergreen spherical forms that mature mistletoe specimens hold high…

Garden Twine Garden Twines Blacker Yarns Garden & Gift Henry Winning Nature Nutscene Classic Jute Fillis Nutscene Greentwist Garden Nutscene Heritage Nutscene Natural Jute Nutscene Tin O’ Twool Chelsheepensioner Red Limited Edition… Edible Garden, Easy Garden, Cucumber Plant, Plant Supports, Tomato Plants, Jute Twine, Garden Gifts, Types Of Food, Growing Vegetables

A Trial of Garden Twine - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Garden Twine Trial2 Garden Twines Trialled2.1 Blacker Yarns Garden & Gift Twine2.2 Henry Winning Nature Twine2.3 Nutscene Classic Jute Fillis 3-ply Twine2.4 Nutscene Greentwist Garden Twine2.5 Nutscene Heritage 5-ply Twine2.6 Nutscene Natural 5-ply Jute Twine2.7 Nutscene Tin O’ Twine2.8 Twool Chelsheepensioner Red Limited Edition…

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 2019 - Pumpkin Beth Best Tasting Tomatoes, Pond Filters, Free Plants, Gardening Books, Tomato Plants, Planting Bulbs, Plant Needs, Book Reviews, Rainy Days

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 20191.1 Make the promise of a day out together, to visit a snowdrop garden1.2 Join a Gardening Club!1.3 Meet BBC TV Presenter Adam Frost, at the Surrey Horticultural Federation Spring Talk1.4 The WOLF-Garten Straight Spade1.5 Improve your pond or create…

Dependable Houseplants you Can fall in Love with & Rely on - Pumpkin Beth Green Flowers, Green Plants, Green Leaves, Cold Shower, Peace Lily, Bottle Garden, Monstera Deliciosa, Spider Plants, Easy Garden

Dependable Houseplants you Can fall in Love with & Rely on - Pumpkin Beth

Do you have enough houseplants? I don’t know about you, but I’m always willing to make room for more indoor plants. If you’re considering purchasing a new houseplant and you’re keen to make a lasting purchase, hoping for the long-term, leafy love affair we all dream of, then I have some fabulous ideas for you… Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii is also known as String of Hearts or Hearts Entangled. Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii can be grown in a hanging basket or in a planter on a tall…

Book Review - The Secret Lives of Garden Bees by Jean Vernon - Pumpkin Beth Beneficial Insects, Gardening Books, Secret Life, Vernon, Book Reviews, School Projects, Bees, Christmas Gifts, Pumpkin

Book Review - The Secret Lives of Garden Bees by Jean Vernon - Pumpkin Beth

Book Review - East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes by Meera Sodha - Pumpkin Beth Curry Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Becoming Vegetarian, Tomato Curry, Christmas Gift List, Wheat Free Recipes, Vegan Cauliflower, Yotam Ottolenghi, Curry Dishes

Book Review - East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes by Meera Sodha - Pumpkin Beth

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing Author: Meera Sodha Publisher: Fig Tree Books ISBN: 978-0-241-38756-6 I discovered Meera Sodha’s recipe for Vegan Cauliflower Korma in Meera’s ‘The New Vegan‘ column, in The Guardian, back in October 2018. I’ve been a huge…