The perfect place to come and escape
CoirProducts.co.uk featured grower, Holly (@holly_and_her_allotment) loved spending time in nature and the outdoors from a young age. In this blog post, she recalls how she started her gardening journey, what she loves to grow, and what she finds the most challenging. An NHS worker, she also says how gardening is very much a mindful activity, […]
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Cleaning up your garden in spring
Whether it’s removing those dead plants or fallen branches, keeping your garden clean and healthy is important for plant growth and for reducing the potential for disease and the growth of unwanted weeds during the growing months. Dead plants, stems, and leaves not only make a garden look bad, but can also cause disease and […]
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Make it bespoke – make it your own!
Meet our Grower of the Month for April, Carol Bowen Ball (@fromplot2pot2plate). In this blog post, Carol shares with us her gardening journey, what she loves to grow, and much more. Sharing tips with other gardeners/growers, she says to grow what you like rather than what everyone else is nurturing, and to make your own […]
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“Learn to work with nature”
Meet our Featured Grower, @jays_permacultureallotment. In this blog post, Jason shares with us his gardening journey and how studying permaculture gave him invaluable insights into making the most of gardening. He talks about what he loves to grow and how he finds inspiration from nature. He also tells us how he turned some of his […]
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Therapeutic benefits of creating a sensory garden
On World Autism Awareness Day, we’re highlighting the significance of creating sensory-friendly gardens. Gardening not only helps you produce nutritious homegrown food, but also has a host of therapeutic benefits. Over the years, there has been increasing interest in the benefits of gardening for one’s physical and mental well-being. Studies have shown how gardening can […]
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A Huge Learning Curve
In this week’s Garden Story, we spoke to @Marie 4_muddy_boots who shared with us her gardening journey. From spending all their spare time clearing out the totally overgrown plot they got back in 2016 to learning about organic methods of gardening, Marie reflects on a journey that has been an invaluable learning curve. Reflecting on […]
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