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More Garden Tools And Exotic Alliums

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Garden Supplies

The choice of garden tools is a highly personal business as is evident from the huge variety of implements on sale in stores and garden centers. But even with this wide choice you will often fail to find the exact shape or style that you want. So don’t despair – make your own. In this extract from Eliot Coleman’s Winter Harvest Handbook he explains how simple alterations to tools that you buy from the store can give you just what you need. Read more..

alliumsI’ve never been too keen on alliums particularly when they are grown en masse like those in the picture, but after reading this piece by Steve Silk I am begining to see them in a new light. Don’t be put off by the photo at the top of his page, but scroll down and admire the Allium bulgaricum or Sicilian honey lily. While it’s a great joke I don’t think that I would bother with Allium ‘Hair’ but I am impressed by the Star of Persia. Read more..

“What stage are you at?” asks Roger Marshall as he takes us through his five stages of gardening from the young novice full of enthusiasm to the more mature gardener. Follow him as he describes the evolving landscape as ideas and interests change over time. Read more..

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