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Growing Calm blog - Wildlife in the garden

The Wonder of Wildlife - Moths in the garden

Welcome to our fourth Wonder of Wildlife blog Moths in the garden.

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Starting to grow blog - The inner gardener

Starting to grow - The Inner Gardener

Julie is back with her fourth blog, The Inner Gardener from her 'Starting to Grow' series. Julie's precious seedlings are ready to migrate from the windowsill to the outside world, but are they really ready yet? Or would a temporary greenhouse be a suitable half-way house?!

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Frugal Gardening - Raising your seedlings with care

Frugal Gardening - Raising your seedlings with care

In the third blog from his Frugal Gardening series, Anton discusses his tips for raising seedlings successfully to ensure that you make the most of your precious seed. Sowing seed doesn't need to be daunting and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing one of your seeds germinate for the first time.
 

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Natures classroom

Growing Calm - Compost addict

When I started my role as the Master Composter Coordinator for Shropshire, I wasn’t quite aware how quickly and how completely obsessed with composting I would become.

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Growing Calm blog - Wildlife in the garden

The Wonder of Wildlife - The mystery of bird eggs

I was on my way to the hen house the other night, when I spotted half an empty egg shell on the path. No, it wasn't one of Little Brown Hen's. This was a small egg, pale and finely freckled with reddish spots.

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On the Allotment - The Children and I

It’s all go with planting out at the allotment this week (finally!). I haven’t felt safe planting until now, but the children and I had a great day there this week

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Heritage Seed Library update

Heritage Seed Library - here’s what we've been up to...

Our Heritage Seed Library team keeping busy growing new varieties, as well as completing characterisation, trials, and germination testing seed for seed swaps.
Here’s what we've been up to so far...

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Join us for National Children's Gardening Week

Join us and celebrate National Children's Gardening Week

We welcome you to join us and celebrate National Children's Gardening Week from the 23rd - 31st May. Throughout the week we will be sharing lots of fun-filled activities, exciting games, and amazing tips that you and your family can participate in within your own back garden, balcony garden or allotment space and celebrate the fun that gardening holds for kids as well as the educational benefits.

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Growing Calm blog - Wildlife in the garden

The Wonder of Wildlife - Ants more foe than friends?

I was watching a line of ants the other day (life is busy under lockdown), and I remembered a curious fact.  Ants can fall from over a mile high and not be harmed!

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Natures classroom

Growing Calm - Healing gardens

Rachel is back with the fourth blog in her 'Growing Calm' series. Rachel writes about how people are discovering, some for the first time, the restorative effect that gardening can have. Rather than demanding our directed attention, gardens and the nature within them provide us with the opportunity to allow our minds to freely wander or focus, the involuntary attention providing us with a mental holiday from the demands of life. 

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