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Easter Growing

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by AndyCordiner

One of the key reasons for starting this website is the amount of waste I generate cutting back plants that all ends up in the compost bin but could be so easily used to grow cuttings. As soon as Spring arrives each year I find I have to cut back Roses, Clematis, Sarcacocia, Hebe, Buddleia […]

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I’m all about the bees……

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by AndyCordiner

I hope the attached video comes out. Might have to get Andy involved to ensure it works. I wandered into the garden last week and while the Lavender has been in full bloom for a few weeks, I was staggered by the amount of bees bustling around it. Amazing amount of activity and I must […]

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Careful what you wish for…..

Posted on May 26th, 2017 by AndyCordiner

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR……. Having spent the recent blog taking about the lack of water, we then get a wonderful week of rain……the rain barrels refill and I can get on with potting and seeding rather than dragging garden hoses everywhere and worrying about whether Thames Water or Veolia or whoever manages the water […]

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Hebe Cutting Update

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by Andrew Harvey

This is an update on the cutting taken previous.

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Water water everywhere and not a drop to spare…..

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by AndyCordiner

Living in South East Leafy Buckinghamshire is a wonderful pleasure. I marvel how at this time of year the entire county bursts into life. None more beautiful than a walk in the woods to admire the wonderful displays of Bluebells. Every year they seem to get better and better, more vibrant and richer & a […]

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Spring has Sprung…..

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by AndyCordiner

I love this time of year. All the plants are waking up, having a good old stretch into the spring sunshine and starting their growth. Buds are either growing or blossoming and I have a wonderful Cherry Tree that is in full show right now……. spectacular! I always marvel at how certain plants go dormant […]

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Cheer up….End of Season Blues……

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by AndyCordiner

Until I discovered how to grow cuttings, I previously found this time of the year to be rather sad. We have the long hard winter ahead of us, low light, less sunshine, very little to look forward to except Xmas and a few holidays in between. That was perhaps an overly bleak view and its not all that […]

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Autumn Cuttings

Posted on September 13th, 2016 by AndyCordiner

This is my first post on the site……my first blog ever…..yikes! I built a rose bed 2 years ago and have filled it with around 20 roses of different varieties from climbers to bush. I love Roses and I particularly like the fact they are beautiful and so very easy to look after. My approach […]

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