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RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, is once again looking for 10 keen gardeners to take part in its informative and practical allotment course in 2018. Starting in February, the successful candidates will receive expert RHS tuition, have their more

16 Oct 2017 14:48 Gardening

As another challenging growing season draws to a close, step back and take a hard look at the garden… Autumn is a good time to assess what’s worked well – and what hasn’t – in order to plan any changes over the coming months. These could be small on more

16 Oct 2017 14:46 Gardening

The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum has released a new 'drone' video of the gardens in autumn, watch it here more

Gardening

RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, is once again looking for 10 keen gardeners to take part in their informative and practical allotment course in 2018. Starting in February, the successful candidates will receive expert RHS tuition, have... more

Community

Tim Penrose gives us some tips for early summer colour, jobs to be getting on with in the garden and how to deal with those pests... Hanging baskets can start to be hung out late May/June to brighten up a doorway, wall or patio and more

Gardening

The ‘courgette crisis’ that hit the news a few weeks back is a timely nudge for all of us to have a go at growing our own. Even with just a pot-full or two of fresh leafy salad right outside the back door, you’re a bit less at the mercy of vegetable more

Gardening

Getting outdoors and active in the garden brings with it a multitude of benefits – not only to the garden! Gardens offer the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and active: at home, by renting an allotment, or by becoming involved as a volun more

Gardening

Devon residents can win a composting bin if they pledge online to recycle their kitchen and garden waste. One hundred composting bins and other prizes, including a wormery, a food waste gadget kit and a gardening hamper can be won in the draw which more

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As the autumn half term holiday approached, we were delighted to discover that our drive towards raising the profile of growing, cooking and eating healthily had been rewarded. We had been successful in our application for our Silver Food for... more

Education

I love the winter, with Christmas and the New Year approaching I can confidently feel that all the mistakes and errors of the previous year can be closed off and here we are ready to run again – that counts for business, personal lives and also garde more

Gardening

Tim Penrose – owner of Bowdens – a family run nursery business at Sticklepath which now incorporates award winning hostas, ferns and bamboos decides to really go for it, stir up something at Chelsea Flower Show and make rather a splash. more

23 Nov 2016 14:36

Backlit Acer palmatum Autumn

John Richmond

We couldn't resist showing you the fabulous Autumn colours at the Garden House. Check website for opening times in March 2017 more

Gardening

Cutting gardens are becoming ever popular and Sue Fisher gives us some advice on how to get started and the types of flowers we should look out for. Local and seasonal produce is hugely popular around Devon, inspired by a long tradition of... more

Gardening

Celia Steven, has a ‘Great’ connection to the famous Bramley apple and this wonderfully versatile culinary staple is now helping raise money for the local cricket club... more

Gardening

Rebecca Martin went to visit Horrabridge School and talk to Suzy Kraike from ELM, and Headteacher, John Clark to find out all about their new educational garden installed this summer. Horrabridge School continues to grow this year with its new... more

Education

Hidden through the backdoor of the Visitor’s Centre in Princetown lies a miniature Dartmoor waiting to be discovered. We have been speaking to Pat from the Dartmoor Preservation Society, to find out about the past, present and future of ... more

Education

With a mild south-westerly climate and warmed by the tidal waters of the Tamar and Tavy estuaries, the Bere Peninsula has a rich horticultural heritage of fruit and flower growing. Strawberries, cherries, daffodils and many other crops were once pro more

Gardening

With the ever increasing popularity of ‘grow your own’ more gardeners are increasing their knowledge to produce, care for and enjoy their bounty. As an ethical and frugal gardener myself it is important to grow in a sustainable and organic way... more

Gardening

After a chilly spring that delayed both growth and outside work, the warmer days of summer are great for getting on with new garden projects – anything from a couple of new containers to a new border or patio. Garden shows and open gardens... more

Gardening

Loiter at the The Garden House tea room door long enough and you will hear many an; “oooh look at the size of that scone,” “cream first or jam?” and “goodness gracious, we could have shared one between us!” Legendary cream teas bring our... more

23 Jun 2016 16:44 Gardening

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