15 minute Gardener

I believe in Tomorrow

Published by Alix Marschani on 17th March 2019 at 4:05 pm | No Comments

The RHS are crowdfunding for a children’s garden that will showcase gardening in inner city schools. Everyone can join in with gardening and reap the benefits, whilst hopefully creating the gardeners of tomorrow. This week work begun on our school mini-meadow. Grown-ups prepared the ground, children will sow, insects and birds will get busy! When […]

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Our feathered friends need us now

Published by Alix Marschani on 27th January 2019 at 4:53 pm | No Comments

If you are reading from the UK you may be aware that it is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch weekend. Checking how our visiting feathered friends are doing in our gardens helps the RSPB collect data on the varieties and health of the local bird population. Sparrows, starlings, blue-tits, blackbirds, robins amongst others are frequently […]

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What to do when ‘there’s a hole in my leaf!’

Published by Alix Marschani on 13th October 2018 at 4:16 pm | No Comments

I recently read advice from an expert who said ‘turn a blind eye’ when you see holes or nibbles in your plants.  ‘Better to encourage insects and birds’, was the answer to the perennial problem. Not so easy when you have a small school garden to establish and children eager to watch their winter crops […]

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