Gift / Grow

Gardening with Rob Ryan

This gorgeous Rob Ryan watering can may not be the cheapest one available, at £35, but it’s utterly gorgeous and large enough to ensure you don’t need excessive visits to the tap. The rose end means it’s as good for watering freshly-seeded grass as it is for watering your fruit and veg, as it’ll sprinkle over … Continue reading

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Urban gardening discounts

Living Social has an offer today for 50% off at UrbanAllotments.com (capped at £30-worth of products for £15) I’d never encountered this site before but love the idea of these fill-your-own teabags for making herb teas (I’ve realised that the ‘eat’ element of this blog is going to be a tad limited for a few weeks because … Continue reading

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Lettuce make it even easier

I think the site that lists these seedbed rolls slightly over-eggs the difficulty of growing salad, particularly if you grow it in windowboxes, but I’m still intrigued by the idea. The seeds come with their own mat and polytunnel built in – you just lay the roll on the soil, weigh down the corners and water … Continue reading

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Free seeds

Getintogardening.co.uk is offering £5 worth of free seeds (to be claimed in-store) to anyone who signs up to the site. It’s got some useful info so it’s not just worth doing for the freebie, even if it is a commercial site (I signed up. Free seeds are free seeds, after all). Continue reading

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Living with lettuce

Of course, if you sneer in the face of a mere windowbox and own your own house, you can always opt for making a living wall instead. Lettuce, rocket, spinach, sorrel and tumbling tomatoes are just a few of the veg you can grow, and if you get bored of the way it looks, just … Continue reading