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Planting 24,000 tulip bulbs in our Mediterranean Biome

January 15, 2014
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturist Shirley Walker reflects on the recent mass planting of tulips at Eden, which will ensure a colourful floral extravaganza here in the spring. The annual tulip ‘plantathon’ came to Eden last month and the whole horticulture team along with our hard-working volunteers got together to spend a few hours on our hands and [...]

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Tasty tips for growing garlic

December 2, 2013
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturist Shirley Walker shares her top tips for growing garlic and her favourite varieties of this wonderful plant. This week in the garden I’m planting one of my favourite culinary ingredients – garlic. I had never tried growing it before I came to Eden but now I’m completely hooked! Growing garlic is becoming increasingly [...]

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Why we can’t get enough of our new vegetable tables

December 2, 2012
Author: admin

Our buyers here at Eden are delighted with our new raised vegetable tables having re-sourced them from the most ethical sawmill they could find. Since our horticulture team planted the vegetable table here at Eden with an array of chillies, it’s been admired by visitors asking where they can find their own. So now we’ve [...]

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10 tips for gardeners in June from the Eden Project

June 3, 2012
Author: Tom

1. When watering, new plantings and containers should take priority but fruit, veg and the lawn may also need water. Water the plant and not the bare soil to keep weeds in check. 2. Sow biennial plants, such as foxgloves, sweet William, honesty, verbascum, Iceland poppy, Miss Willmott’s Ghost (Eryngium giganteum), wallflowers, for flowering next year. 3. Plant [...]

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10 tips for gardeners in May from the Eden Project

May 2, 2012
Author: Tom

Video: 10 tips for gardeners in May from the Eden Project Harvest rhubarb to eat. Now the frosts have passed, plant out bedding plants. Remove weeds by hand, or perhaps with a hoe. Protect strawberry plants from rain splashing up against them by surrounding them with straw. Put in supports, such as cane wig-wams or [...]

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Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in April

April 6, 2012
Author: Tom

Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in April video Set up a water butt to collect April showers: perfect to water the garden during the long, hot summer ahead! Leave daffodils after flowering for at least six weeks before cutting off to allow them to build reserves for next year’s flowering. Harvest asparagus Watch out [...]

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How to grow potatoes, carrots and peas

April 2, 2012
Author: Hannah

If spring has put you in the mood to get gardening, why not try and grow your own vegetables this year? This short video from the Eden Project gardening team should give you the inspiration and know-how to grow easy things in containers such as potatoes, carrots and sugar snap peas. The good news is [...]

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Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in March

March 2, 2012
Author: Tom

10 tips for gardeners in March from the Eden Project video 1. Make your own modules to sow indoors with tomatoes, peppers, salads. Place on a sunny windowsill and label with the date. 2. It’s time to plant ‘early potatoes’- plant them at a trowel’s depth. 3. Outdoors try risk-free hardy veg and annuals that [...]

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Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in February

February 2, 2012
Author: Tom

10 tips for gardeners in February from the Eden Project video If you haven’t got a greenhouse (or a Biome!), use a cold frame to get things growing in fluctuating spring temperatures. While it’s still quiet in the garden take the opportunity to do any hard landscaping work. Plan ahead and order your tender summer [...]

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Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in January

January 6, 2012
Author: Tom

10 tips for gardeners in January from the Eden Project video 1. It’s time to prepare for growing in the year ahead: clean and sharpen your tools and, if necessary, replace tools. 2. Dust and scrub your pots, trays and labels. 3. Check you have enough of the seeds you intend to sow and that [...]

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