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  • Frost in the garden

    Many gardeners across the UK woke up to heavy frost this morning. We recorded -11 degrees at Ryton last night! Here's some information on how to deal with Nature's beautiful, but deadly, ice maker.

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  • Is your garden a treasure trove of underused resources?

    We know plants provide food – healthy vegetables, herbs and fruit.  But what else can gardeners grow them for?  There are so many other uses for the plants found commonly in British garden, including dyes, medicines, materials and general household use.  Brambles, nettles and calendula may not reach the plate, but have been used for centuries in other ways in the household.

     

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  • World Soil Day

    World Soil Day is celebrated today, 5th December. 95% of our food comes from soil, but a third of our global soils are already degraded. Poor farming practices that are dependent on agrichemicals do little to help build up soil health and resilience. Here are some ideas on how to get your own organic soil in tip top condition...

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  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower, founded our organisation in 1954. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.