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Time to Sow & Grow - April in the Lewis Cottage Garden

Time to Sow & Grow - April in the Lewis Cottage Garden
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Gardening tips For April

With many of us spending more time in our gardens, local gardening expert Andy Colquhoun shares some tips for getting your soil into shape.
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The Season of Hope and Renewal at Lewis Cottage

Snowdrops in abundance, daffodils blooming and the hedgerows starting to green up - the signs of spring are everywhere. Richard Orton reports on preparations for the new season at Lewis Cottage.
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Gardening Tips for March  -  Maximise Space by Growing Upwards 

Is your garden too small to accommodate all the plants you’d like to grow? The answer, says Andy Colqhoun, is to plant upwards.
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Perchance to Dream………   February in the Lewis Cottage Garden

February may be a bleak month for many gardeners, but for Richard Orton it is a window of time to dream and plan. Here he reports on his hopes for this year and preparations for opening the Lewis Cottage garden to the public, which include building a viewing platform for a new pond. And in his top tips for February, he includes a simple growing project for little ones - to make a cress egg head. 
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Selective Tidying in The Lewis Cottage Garden

If your garden is looking messy at this time of year, don’t worry. The garden at Lewis Cottage is also a bit of a mess and Richard Orton confesses he likes it that way. In his latest update Richard describes his own regime for tidying and pruning in winter and urges us to make up our own rules.
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Reflections on the Gardening Year at Lewis Cottage

At this time of year, as the days shorten and time spent out in the garden becomes increasingly precious, Richard Orton likes to pause and reflect on the gardening year at Lewis Cottage. His beautiful garden is regularly open to the public during the summer months, but in this exceptional year he has decided to open it during the winter as well, to enable those who are feeling isolated to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors with like minded people.
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Winter Gardening - a Time to Dream and Plan

The weather can be pretty unpleasant, the days are short, it seems to get dark far too early. Maybe it is hard to get inspired about your garden in winter, but for keen gardener Nancy Murgatroyd this is the time to dream and plan. Here she shares some ideas about how to plan a garden project.