In The Genus Garden - Musings From Joff, Our Head Gardener

The last few days, it’s been raining a bit too much for there to be much gardening.  However, the newly arrived chickens at the bottom of the Genus garden provide...
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It was such a beautiful gardening weekend.  The Genus garden is now really coming into life.  After all the planting, weeding, hoeing, feeding and mulching it's sure to look good. Whilst we...
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Growing your own

It’s been a weekend of seed sowing, potting-on, and mulching in my fruit and vegetable garden.  Getting all this sorted, and listening to the Gardeners Question Time team at the Edible...
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Parsnip soup

We’ve finally managed to harvest the parsnips. You need to wait until the leaves die down before lifting them, but that was in the middle of Christmas. When we finally had...
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John Harrison bought a pair of Genus gardening trousers and took this photo of his old ones before throwing them away.  He says: "I tend to kneel down when I'm...
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Yellow rattle

It was interesting that Monty Don opened today's programme on the Great British Garden Revival with an explanation of how yellow rattle helps wildflower meadows to grow.  It was only...
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November means leaves

For some people, November means moustaches, but for us gardeners November means leaves. There are more than fifty trees in the Genus garden at Field Cottage.  We have a spinney...
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Defensive gardening

Gardening is an enjoyable activity that yields beautiful results, but did you know that gardening can also help secure your home? Here are some ideas for keeping your home safe...
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