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August Newsletter

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent

Let’s hope for a sunny August where we can throw open the doors and windows making the house and garden fully open to each other. Sure, there’s still some gardening jobs to be done but they involve no strenuous labour. Wandering around the garden deadheading faded blooms and cutting fresh ones to fill vases indoors can’t really be classed as chores. Plus, there’s all that eating to do of home-grown salad leaves, tomatoes, peas and more.

So, make a cool drink, pull up a chair and have a browse through our August catalogue.

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Almapaprika for Homemade Paprika

Almapaprika is a wonderful  sweet pepper and as the name  suggests is the source of the versatile spice, paprika.

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Advantages of Grafted Vegetables

Grafted tomato 'Lipso'

Grafted tomato ‘Lipso’

I have to admit when first learning some while back of the existence of Dobies grafted vegetable plants to being a little dubious. Not being a horticulturalist left me wondering what they were and why I should introduce them into our garden and greenhouse. What was (is) so special about grafting vegetables. Grafting as a technique has of course existed for ages – fruit growing springs particularly to mind where, for instance, a specific variety of pear, plum or apple is grafted onto a ‘wild’ and stronger rootstock.

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