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The Gardening Year

Start the Year with Sweet Peas

Written by Ellen Mary

A hopeful act of Sweet Pea sowing to start off your growing season.

read more 20/01/21
Gardening Tips

Glut No More! Plan for Less Wastage and Optimise Your Harvest

Tips and ideas to get more variety while reducing waste in your garden. Hundreds of courgettes? Seedlings resigned to the compost heap? No more!

read more 19/01/21
Gardening Tips

January at Norfolk School of Gardening - John Innes Compost

Written by Ruth Darrah

The school is closed for now, so while we wait for the classroom to re-open, Ruth shares some knowledge about the John Innes Centre, now based local to us in Norwich, and their compost formulations.

read more 16/01/21
Greenhouse Growing

Our Essential Guide: How To Grow Chillies In A Greenhouse

It's never too soon to start planning your growing, and with a greenhouse at your disposal, you can start sowing your chillies as early as February.

read more 11/01/21
Gardening Tips

January at Norfolk School of Gardening - Courses Cancelled, Winter Maintenance

Written by Ruth Darrah

The school gates are closed yet again, but at least there is time to do some winter maintenance in the walled garden and Rhino greenhouse.

read more 09/01/21
Rhino News

Christmas Newsletter 2020

Written by Georgie Matthews

A Merry Christmas message from Rhino and a round-up of recent goings on.

read more 24/12/20
The Gardening Year

Hawkwell Herbology: December at Home Farm House

Written by Sara of Hawkwell Herbs

Home Farm is filled with enough creatures to make a full nativity scene! Bees and hens need tending to, and there is gardening to be done too (of course).

read more 22/12/20
Grow Your Own

Kale for Christmas

Written by Ellen Mary

Kale is a fantastic leafy veg to grow at home. It's easy to care for, highly nutritious and hardy as heck!

read more 16/12/20

Winter Bulbs in 5 Weeks & Autumn Sowing Update

Written by Fran Phillips

Sweet peas, anemones and ranunculus are growing merrily for springtime. But if you want some fresh blooms to welcome in the new year, you may want to try forcing some bulbs like narcissus, amyrillis and hyacinth.

read more 01/12/20
Rhino News

Rhino Herder: Sue Simpson

Written by Georgie Matthews

Sue loves all 3 of her Rhinos almost as much as she loves her hundreds of alpines and pelargoniums!

read more 30/11/20
Gardening Tips

November at Norfolk School of Gardening - Winter Colour Coming and Going

Written by Ruth Darrah

As the dahlias finally breathed their last, the planting begins to take on the shapes and colours intended to create interest during winter.

read more 28/11/20
Greenhouse Maintenance

Bubble Wrapping a Greenhouse: Why, How and What For?

Written by Eli Appleby Donald

Bubble wrapping is the most common method used by gardeners to insulate their greenhouse over the winter. Eli gives some advice on the how and the why.

read more 25/11/20