Gardening & Horticulture

Gardening and Horticulture

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Humanure, a conflation between the words “human” and “manure”, is arguably the Holy Grail of off- grid living, and is right up there with recycling of grey (used) water in any homesteading project. You may grow all the luscious vegetables you want in a remote ornamental smallholding, but unless you recycle the main waste products …

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In the UK, we are coming to the end of another year’s growing season and whilst tidying away the aftermath, also planning ahead for the next year’s cycle. Probably the single most important intervention you can make in the garden is instituting an efficient compost system early on. When I moved in to my house, …

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In the UK, we are all appreciating the beautiful Autumn colours of our trees. From rich reds to rusty browns and burnished golds, we cannot help but feel serene, peaceful and tranquil in a grove of trees. Trees provide us with so many other benefits that perhaps we take for granted. These include the following: …

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In plant life, as in human, there are some diseases which are difficult to eradicate, hence the adage “prevention is better than cure” comes to the fore.  Plant infections – “pathogens” – come in viral, bacterial or fungal form, but many can be prevented by following some basic sanitary procedures.  These procedures, one suspects, might …

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Currently there is a severe shortage of skills in horticulture:- this is good news for those looking to  begin their career in the industry. This means that anyone with the right qualifications, abilities and  attitude can expect an encouraging welcome from employers.  A large number of sectors divide the horticulture industry, each requiring its own …

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It should come as little surprise to learn that gardening is actually good for you – but even the experts are overwhelmed with the evidence demonstrating its benefits.  We all know that gardening gives you exercise, fresh air and vitamin D, but it is the psychological benefits that are now becoming evident.   Gardening can …

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If your looking for flexibity with your time then a career as an Aromatherapist is an excellent choice. It's ideal  for anyone who has a family or wanting to start a new or second career and it also provides additional income. As a Qualified Aromatherapists versatility is the name of the game. It provides opportunities …

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Our love of, and fascination with the rose dates back millennia – from its beauty (considered by many to be the most exquisite of all the flowers)… to its diversity (thousands of varieties that have originated from over a hundred wild species)… to its medicinal properties (it has been used to treat many diseases throughout …

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Our common garden berry is often overlooked these days for more exotic and unusual fruits that our supermarkets ply us with – but did you know any of the following fascinating facts about these sometimes under-rated little fruits… 1 – There are false berries and “true” berries – the definition of a true berry is …

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