What can gardeners can do to lessen our impact on the environment?

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Recent changes to our climate have meant shorter winters and warmer summers which will definitely affect our gardens and how we garden. Some growing seasons will be extended, which can obviously be a bonus but obviously that will bring mean more mowing, weeding and pruning jobs. Good for Greengage staff but not necessarily for our environment. As gardeners, we can ... Read More

October jobs for the garden

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October definitely can feel like a month for tidying and beginning the putting the garden to bed. It’s important to start preparing for frost and keeping on top of the fallen leaves even if it does feel like a never-ending battle. It is essential to ensure light is getting through to the plants and to prevent diseases spreading. It is ... Read More

Building a wildlife pond

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Ponds are a fantastic way of increasing biodiversity in your garden. It is not just aquatic species that benefit but also other species as they provide water during dry spells and shelter amongst the plants. They are really important for insect life, many species use ponds as nursery grounds for their larvae and provide food for predators. They can be ... Read More

September jobs for the garden

Greengage TeamMonthly jobs for the garden

Autumn is coming and the garden will be looking very different already. You may have less blooms and you will certainly have more leaves on the ground. Harvesting the main yields of your fruit and vegetable crops will be keeping you busy in September. Remember to compost the left over plant matter as you remove plants and to think about ... Read More

Magazine feature in Somerset life August 2019

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We haven't had our allotment very long but were delighted when a writer from Somerset Life, Andrea Cowan visited the allotments at Lytes Cary. It was a hot Saturday morning and we were with our children and our dog Honey. She was very interested in how we involved the family in our passion and took the lovely photo below of ... Read More