Sam Greenwood

Fantastic Colour Show In One Tree

I have one particular tree that is so versatile and gives beauty & pleasure every month of the year.  When we bought it from the garden centre some 17 years ago, the vendor said it would out perform everything else we planted.  At the time we thought this was a bit over the top, rather […]

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Knowing Your Crab Apple Pruning & Tidying

There is nothing more precious than a tree when you’re out on a hot walk – well apart from the cooling spray of water, but for shade and just making you appreciate Mother Nature at her best, a well shaped and gnarled tree with lots of greenery adorning her branches is just the thing.   You […]

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Adjustments For Effective Water Butts

Ah the vagaries of an English summer . . . .  one minute hot sunshine and within a whisper, the clouds come and it’s freezing again.   However with the massive climate changes, we definitely aren’t getting the amount of rain we have generally been used to.  This makes the saving of water an imperative for […]

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Fit Twin Bins To Downpipes To Save Rain

Currently as we go through this incredibly difficult time confined to our homes with no opportunity to visit gardens or historic houses – the usual sources of inspiration and days out for busy week in week out family agendas.  Now though we can concentrate on getting our own little areas of little Britain up and […]

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Gardening Expertise Brings Out The Best In Clay

My garden is almost 20 years old and came as part of my new house purchase.  Housing developers are known for cutting corners, scrimping to eek out the great profit from every square mm of land – my garden included.  The estate was built on farmland so and I am pretty sure that no previous […]

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The Family Tree In More Ways Than One

In these days of planet saving worries to all families under retirement age, there is now a very happy return to thoughts of gardening and making the most of what little outside space some folk have found themselves with.  As an aside, this was highlighted as a problem with so many families buying brand new […]

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