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Grow your own fruit and vegetables and beat the spring Brexit panic

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

 

A GardenAdvice gardening course member growing her first crop of edible grapes 

Grow your own fruit and vegetables and beat the Brexit panic next spring. With the uncertainly of the way forward with the Brexit negotiations the GardenAdvice team are noticing that a lot of our Agricultural clients in the East of England have switched from growing salad crops to the crops such as sugar beat which have a longer shelf life and can be harvested with machinery rather than labour – the labour from Eastern Europe has already gone home and looks unlikely to return in the spring.

So it looks as through in the short term fruit and vegetable prices will start to rise. So if you have every fancied from your own fruit and vegetables now would be a good time to start. The GardenAdvice one day gardening course on growing your own is. good place to start, our courses cover the following

Basic gardening techniques such as digging, seed sowing, pruning, planting and watering.

Organic principles  How to work with your soil and keep it producing good crops year after year.

Basic construction methods How to build raised beds and hot bed and other useful structures.

Pest and diseases how to control them by using organic methods and creating a natural balance in your garden to keep them under control.

Creating special areas in your garden including a organic veg plot, fruit garden, perennial borders and water features.

Planning  a  years crops Making the most of the space you have available

 

 

 

Fruit tree pruning service from GardenAdvice

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Get some professional help with your fruit trees

The GardenAdvice team winter fruit tree pruning service which is available from November until the end of February. The service includes pruning your fruit trees and bushes, removing the prunings, tar washing the fruit plants, applying grease bands and feeding the fruit trees or bushes. The cost is £40 for the first fruit tree, £35 for next fruit trees and £30 for every fruit tree in the same garden after the first two. For futher information email us at admin@gardenadvice.co.uk  More

One day gardening course – Learn how to grow your own vegetables – London / Colchester

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Come and join us for a one days gardening course in the GardenAdvice walled garden Nr Colchester and learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables 

If you fancy growing your own veg then this course is a great place to start. The course lasts for a day and takes you through all the basics you need to know to get you own organic vegetable garden started . The following areas are covered –

 

Basic gardening techniques such as digging, seed sowing, pruning, planting and watering.

Organic principles  How to work with your soil and keep it producing good crops year after year.

Basic construction methods How to build raised beds and hot bed and other useful structures.

Pest and diseases how to control them by using organic methods and creating a natural balance in your garden to keep them under control.

Creating special areas in your garden including a organic veg plot, fruit garden, perennial borders and water features.

Planning  a  years crops Making the most of the space you have available

After the course and included in the cost you will be added to our MyGardenTeam system for a year to receive expert help from your very own GardenAdvice gardener 

Course costs £165 for the day including our MyGardenTeam service for a year and lunch. If you wish to come by train we can collect you at Colchester or Manningtree railway station. 

Fruit crops in the UK and Climate Change

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

 

As the climate in the UK becomes warmer many of the more marginal crops are starting to become mainstream crops. In the GardenAdvice garden this year we had our largest crop of nectarines so far and some of the grapes we grow outside produced enough sugar to become very edible. These results have been achieved even with the late spring earlier this year – yet more evidence that the climate has changed in our garden

Success for a GardenAdvice gardening course client

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

A GardenAdvice gardening course grows her first salad crop from Seed – excellent iceberg lettuce 

We will show you how to grow your own vegetables through the year with our one day home gardening course focusing on vegetable, fruit and salad production. No experience needed Just an interest in growing your own for you and your family.  For further information ring 01225 637218  or Click Here for further information

 

 

Grow your own vegetables course from GardenAdvice

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

If you wish to grow your own vegetables then our One Day Gardening Course on growing organic vegetables is a great place to start to gain the knowledge and support you need. You as a course in your own garden by one of our gardening experts for you and up to 12 of your family and friends or at our walled kitchen garden near Colchester

Available as gift certificate as a Christmas present for the gardener in your life. Organise your own dates to suit you with our expert gardening staff to suit you after Xmas

All our courses include a years membership to our MyGardenTeam service which provides you with your own expert gardener on the GardenAdvice Staff to help you with advice on growing your own vegetable and fruit plus your other gardening projects through the year.

The course is tailored to your gardening ambitions  and covers the following

 

  • Basic gardening techniques such as digging, seed sowing, pruning, planting and watering.

Organic principles  How to work with your soil and keep it producing good crops year after year.

  • Basic construction methods How to build raised beds and hot bed and other useful structures.
  • Pest and diseases how to control them by using organic methods and creating a natural balance in your garden to keep them under control.
  • Creating special areas in your garden including a organic veg plot, fruit garden, perennial borders and water features.
  • Planning  a years crops Making the most of the space you have available

All the GardenAdvice courses are available in the following formats. Click Here 

Home course for a day in your own garden for you or you and your friends for up to 12 people. One of our GardenAdvice garden advisors comes to you and carries out the course costing £165 per day. We tailor the course to your gardening interests and the person organising the course gets 12 months membership to our MyGardenTeam service included in the cost. Available to purchase as a gift voucher as a xmas or birthday etc.

Great Xmas present for the gardener in your life young or old

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ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Our youngest GardenAdvice gardener started earlier this year with Mum and Dad on a GardenAdvice home one day gardening course. Seen here making sure her sunflower seeds got of to a good start

Your are never to young or old to start to learn about gardening and a great place to start is a GardenAdvice gardening course. Our course last for a day and are normally carried out in your own garden on a date to suit you. After the course and included in the cost we transfer you onto our MyGardenTeam service which provides you with back up and advice from your own personal gardener on the GardenAdvice Staff. For more details on GardenAdvice gardening courses  Click Here 

Our one day courses also make ideal Xmas presents for the gardener in your life or maybe the several gardens in your life. The GardenAdvice courses can be organised online and over the telephone so you are already to go with a very special gardening gift in the form of a voucher on Xmas day and you can organise the date to suit you schedule after Xmas For Further details Click Here