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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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November at Norfolk School of Gardening - Christmas Wreaths & Practical Revision

Written by Ruth Darrah

The Certificate in Practical Horticulture students are having their mettle tested. And festive activities are about to get underway.

read more 21/11/20
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November at Norfolk School of Gardening - Design Orientated

Written by Ruth Darrah

Getting design orientated this week, with a local designer coming in to make plans, Botanical Printmaking proving popular and Christmas wreaths on the agenda soon.

read more 14/11/20
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November at Norfolk School of Gardening - Lockdown Learning & Retraining

Written by Ruth Darrah

Classes continue at Norfolk School of Gardening, including the Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

read more 07/11/20
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October at Norfolk School of Gardening - Flowers To Stay for Winter

Written by Ruth Darrah

There are flowers that will fade and others that will continue to bring shape and colour to the garden throughout the winter.

read more 31/10/20
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How To Encourage Root Growth and Improve Seedling Survival Rates in Autumn

Written by Fran Phillips

How to improve gemination rates and encourage good root growth in your autumn and winter seedlings.

read more 30/10/20