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April 26, 2014

Make your own Pesto!

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Nothing is better than a recipe that is only 2 steps. Basil is very easy to grow in your garden or in containers and a fabulous addition to many meals. This is a great recipe borrowed from the BBC Good Food website Ingredients 50g pine nuts large bunch of basil 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) 150ml olive oil, plus extra for storing 2 garlic cloves Method Heat a small frying pan over a low heat.
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April 22, 2014

Vertical Vegetable Gardening

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Space – sweet open space. It’s becoming more and more rare as land becomes less available. What’s a gardener to do?! Well the sky is the limit really. With vertical gardening you can grow far beyond your standard veggie plot and spread your garden up towards the heavens. So, what is vertical gardening? It’s pretty self explanatory really and frankly a lot of fun. First thing is first you will still need some land space
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April 13, 2014

Tip of the Week – Benefits of Trees

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• Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere. • Trees act as a carbon sink by removing the carbon and storing it as cellulose in their trunk, branches, leaves and roots while releasing oxygen back into the air. • A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs./year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human
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Many an afternoon could be spent cherry picking on the farms that dot the Niagara escarpment. The stunning floral display matches the delicious flavour, with a multitude of miniature pinkish blossoms and translucent filaments, finishing in rich maroon anthers foretelling the fruit to come. Most of us are not fortunate enough to have space for a traditional sweet cherry tree that could grow up to 30 feet tall. The solution is the bountiful Dwarf Cherry
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March 23, 2014

Getting your Garden Ready for Spring

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It’s been a long cold winter and we know that you are itching to get outside and into the garden. As soon as the snow melts it’s time to start some basic clean up that will ensure that your garden gets started on the right stem! Get planning If you’ve been turning the pages of garden catalogues over the winter months, with a cup of hot cocoa in hand and garden journal in your lap,
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