Potpourri Magazine

Outdoor kitchens and firepits are big news in garden design.  And this chimes with the current situation where we’re spending time at home, eating with the family.  We were eating...
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Having to stay home is forcing us to stop and appreciate nature instead of hurrying by.  And while we can’t all get out into expansive landscapes, we can get close...
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Gardeners use a lot of twine at this time of year for making pea and bean wigwams, tying in young stems and marking out lines for seed sowing.  If you...
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If you’re interested in growing vegetables with a no dig approach, this YouTube channel is an excellent resource.  Charles Dowding is an expert in the subject, having pioneered the no-dig...
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Normally, this slot in our magazine features gardens to visit around the country, but now with everything closed, we all need to focus exclusively on our own gardens.  There is...
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Don’t give up on daffodils that didn’t flower this year.  Instead try splitting them to give them more space as it’s possible that they’ve become congested.  Follow with a feed...
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Radio 2 presenter, Zoe Ball is enjoying her beautiful new garden having moved from Brighton to a village in the Sussex countryside.  She proudly posted on Instagram an image of...
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We may all be in lockdown at home, but this Easter Sunday you can still treat your family to a delicious navarin, a French stew made with seasonal veg.Along with spring...
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The colour of the year for 2020, according to Pantone is Classic Blue.  This is a strong hue, which the colour company describes as a restful colour, which ‘brings a...
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I really enjoyed listening to this informative monthly podcast presented by Chris Young, editor of The Garden magazines.  Designed to complement the print content, it goes deeper into topics covered,...
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If your yew hedge is getting out of control and you’re looking for a safe way to prune it this Easter Bank Holiday, you may want to invest in a...
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Garden designers have been busy predicting trends for 2020 with large leafed plants and bolder colours anticipated to become increasingly popular.  We asked leading Garden Designer Barbara Samitier (MSGD) for...
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Mindfulness – which put simply means living fully in the present, rather than worrying about the past or future - has huge benefits including stress relief and better focus. Gardening is...
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In April we ran a competition in our magazine inviting subscribers to send in no more than 100 words in answer to the question: Why do you garden?"  The prize was...
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In our March newsletter Potpourri 2, we ran a competition asking people to send us a short piece entitled "Memories of Gardening with my Mother".  The prizes are a pair of...
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