Author Archives: Andrew Babicz

Has Spring Sprung?

Hardy bulbs bursting through the cold soil in January is a sure sign that spring is on its way. Snowdrops or “Galanthus” its Latin name are amazing. Just as you think that nothing has survived the winter snowdrops appear! The … Continue reading

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Leaves

In the South East of England it is dull, windless and damp! Two things I hate about this time of the year are:-  people burning leaves and leaf blowers! Firstly burning leaves…..WHY? Leaves make great compost or leaf mould. If you are … Continue reading

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Sorry I’ve Been Away for so Long!

Finally I am back with the area I love! I’ve neglected my garden, my writing and my talks but now that I’m “retired” (sort of!) I hope I can concentrate on all the above! Last year the London Gardens Society took up … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO IN WINTER ON A RAINY DAY ?

With wind forecast and more wet weather predicted to continue well into the near future what can we do if it is too wet to go outside!? Reflect on what you did during the summer. What you did well or badly, and how you … Continue reading

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And in the Papers this week:-

Sunday 9th August I scan every paper I come across during the week for gardening or gardening related stories and some weeks like this one just gone has plenty and other weeks absolutely nothing! So this is what I spotted … Continue reading

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Judgement Day!

Watch out Bexley the judges commeth! All over Britain an army of judges are out and about judging for Britain in Bloom and other local area In Bloom judging. It’s that time of the year when gardens are looking good … Continue reading

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This weeks top 10 ……………….

Top Ten Gardening Tips for the week ahead……………..   Time to buy your summer bedding plants. Apply a mulch to bare areas of earth to hold in moisture and suppress weeds. Apply a liquid feed to bulb foliage to give … Continue reading

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Planting Lilies in Pots

This is the time of the year to plant Lilies in containers. Almost all Lilies grow well in containers, and a really good way to display them if you don’t have a garden. Choose your bulbs for the space you … Continue reading

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50 Sheds of Grey!!

Well it is the week after Valentines Day and there has been a lot about “that” Film!! The novel Fifty Shades Of Grey has seduced women – and baffled blokes. I’m sure the film will be exactly the same! Now a spoof, … Continue reading

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What do you get if you cross a Brussels Sprout with Kale?

Answer= A Kalette! The one on the left is Kale the one on the right a sprout and in the middle, a Kalette! These are going down a storm in the US. Americans are not very keen on Brussels Sprouts but … Continue reading

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