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Gardening in February 1

Posted on February 07, 2011 by Gardening Guru

Herbst & Winter Radish

February is not a good gardening month.  There….I have said it.  Cold, dark, windy and the soil is still too wet to really get on to it.  However it is a good month to visit gardens looking for inspiration just as you are planning your plot for the spring.  Read the rest of this entry →


January Gardening Notes 0

Posted on January 14, 2011 by Gardening Guru

Okay so we are a little late with this one but better late than never. Read the rest of this entry →


Fairytales in the Vegetable Plot 2

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Gardening Guru

Rampion - Not Grimm but a pleasure

Ever heard of rampion?  We bet that you have, only maybe you do not know it! 

According to the Brothers Grimm fairytale, it was the rampion plant that was so desired by a pregnant woman that her husband (as usual getting in trouble for his wife) stole it from the garden of their neighbour.  Unfortunately she was a witch who caught him and as a punishment made him promise to give her his unborn Read the rest of this entry →


Gardening Advice – On the Road 0

Posted on August 04, 2010 by Original Touch Seeds

Original Touch is shortly to announce a series of gardening advice road shows.  Buoyed by the positive feedback from recent public talks and a number of appearance requests from local gardening clubs plans are underway for a number of talks during the autumn of 2010.  Original Touch director, Samantha Ford, said “we are very excited about the plans we are making and they are all the result of the great feedback we have received following recent talks for the Co-Op and local gardening groups.  During the past couple of years so many people have taken up gardening and especially growing their own vegetables and the thirst for knowledge is immense.  We like to keep things fairly simple and fun so we concentrate on crop rotation, companion planting, natural pest control and new or unusual seed varieties.  We are planning to also talk about herbs and the many varieties we can all grow, mostly very easily.  We all have knowledge to learn and knowledge to give ”.

Talks are already confirmed such as with the Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners Association on October 25th in Lincoln (venue details) where, it will not be a surprise to learn, organic gardening is the topic.

The new dates are due to be announced by the end of August once final venue arrangements have been confirmed.

If you would like Original Touch to talk to your group or have an idea for a presentation then why not let us know.  You can call us on 01673 866677 or email us, or why not leave a comment here, and we’ll get back to you straight away.




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