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Richard's Ramblings July 20th - What do non gardeners find entertaining?

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Richard's Ramblings July 20th - What do non gardeners find entertaining?

In order to keep the GROW HQ garden entertaining for visitors I have decided that I need to find out what sort of things non-gardeners find interesting and exciting and did some research.

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Richard's Ramblings July 13th - Growing is not usually this difficult!

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Richard's Ramblings July 13th - Growing is not usually this difficult!

Richard thought it was about time he resumed rambling again after a few weeks of inactivity. The heat and drought has created lots of extra work...

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Mental Well Being in an Open Prison by Caitriona Kelly

Mental Well Being in an Open Prison by Caitriona Kelly

Last week, back when the memory of rain-sodden fields and water-rich clay soil was still fresh, the 16-week programme in therapeutic horticulture at Loughan House Open Prison in Cavan came to a close.

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The Basics by Michael Kelly Tips for Conserving Water

The Basics by Michael Kelly Tips for Conserving Water

Generally speaking, we don’t need to water much if at all outside in the veg patch in a typical Irish summer.  But in these heatwave conditions, watering is indeed necessary and conserving water becomes a significant challenge. 

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Richard's Ramblings June 22nd - Fertilisers, Mohicans and More

Richard's Ramblings June 22nd - Fertilisers, Mohicans and More

The rough grass between my tunnels needed its’ annual strim this week and as ever large quantities of the macerated vegetation ended up in my hair.

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