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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... 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... 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... 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... more

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Travelling to other countries is a wonderful opportunity to see plants growing in their native habitats, as well as enjoying more cultivated ‘exotics’ in gardens and parks. Often these plants are remarkably familiar, because many of our so-called ‘ga more

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On 1 May, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time records a programme at RHS Garden Rosemoor. The celebrated panel of gardening experts, including Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank and Neil Porteous along with Eric Robson in the chair, will be tackling more

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Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'

JOHN RICHMOND

Magnolia are in flower A Dartmoor spring view to Buckland Monachorum Church There’s no doubt that March has been an awful month for gardeners. Hail, snow, ice, rain and gales have all taken their toll. The snowdrops enjoyed the cold and visitors e more

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14 – 15 April Wilderness Weekend This is a great fun and educational day for all the family, offering amazing living-off-the-grid ideas for everyone from small holders to gardeners, ecologists to horticulturists. Retired and serving Royal Mar more

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Bulbs are creating magnificently colourful spring displays, but there are numerous gorgeous summer bulbs and tubers too – many of which should be planted right now. Summer flowerers divide into two main groups: winter-hardy types that happily remain more

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Jonathan Webster, Curator at RHS Rosemoor, shares his love of spring gardens, some plants that he really would not do without and some top tips and gardening advice to get us back in the garden! Spring is one of my favourite times of year - after a more

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