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Two years after buying Rowden Garden Nursery, Emma Robertson and her husband, Tom have really made their mark on this specialist water plant nursery; building a new home, expanding the mail order business, diversifying into cut flowers, and rebrandin Read more

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May 19 Bluebell Sunday at Okehampton Castle This annual event marks the changing of the seasons and the coming of the bluebells throughout the castle’s woodlands, and has been a highlight of the Okehampton calendar since 1917 when local benefactor Read more

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June 28 - 30 Belstone Flower Festival This year the annual flower festival of the Northmoor team of churches will be hosted by the lovely church of St Mary’s in Belstone. This ancient church has many attributes: It dates from the 13th century with Read more

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Carol Sheppard RHS / Carol Sheppard

Help is at hand for problematic parts of the garden As horticulturists here at RHS Rosemoor, answering people’s questions is part of our role and a very common query from our visitors is: ‘What on earth can I do with a dark, cool, shady area of my Read more

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Water-wise gardening At times of plentiful rain, we don’t think about water shortages, but with memories of last summer’s lack of rain, it makes more sense than ever to become a water-wise gardener now. Financially, you’ll save money if on a water me Read more

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Sally Newbrook from RHS Rosemoor suggests seasonal gardening projects It is deep winter. In an ideal world, crisp frosty mornings and clear blue skies are breaking through the darkness but in reality, wet and cold weather may be testing your commitme Read more

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Garden machinery advice for the winter Fuel - the stuff we all need - but apart from its eye-waveringly expensive cost, fuel has its perils for those of us who own lawn mowers, generators or motor boats. The problem is ethanol, which was added to... Read more

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Going wild… Glowing red field poppies have been symbols of life and rebirth for thousands of years, but it is as the emblem of Remembrance Day on 11th November that we best know this flower today. Poppy seed can lie dormant in the soil for many... Read more

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September 27 North Dartmoor Garden Club First formed in 1981 and originally called ‘South Tawton Garden Club’, this friendly group of garden lovers – but not necessarily gardeners – starts its autumn 2018 season this September. Now called ‘North... Read more

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September 14 - 16 Bondleigh Country Flower Festival A harvest themed Country Flower Festival will take place in Bondleigh Church from Friday, September 14th at 2pm until the Harvest service at 3pm on Sunday, September 16th. In addition to the... Read more

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