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What to buy a Gardener for Christmas?

Weedslice Garden Hoe £24.95 Every garden (well, almost every garden) has weeds, so every garden could use a Weedslice from Burgon and Ball.  If you’ve ever used one you’ll know just how much of a pleasure they are to use (even for a hoe!) and how efficient they are to operate. A small unique arrow style head makes the Weedslice extremely manoeuvrable, ensuring you...

Potted Christmas Trees; Top Christmas Tree Tips

For many of us a fake Christmas tree simply will not do! If you find a boxed tree from the loft too sterile and manufactured and prefer the real thing, potted Christmas trees might just fit the bill! Whilst most Christmas trees are sawn at the base when harvested in the field, there’s still a strong demand for potted Christmas trees.  However, the choice...

Award Winning Pumpkin Day, Officially “Event of the Year!”

Shortly after celebrating completion of a very successful Pumpkin Day at Green Pastures, we’re now delighted to announce it was officially an “Award Winning Pumpkin Day!” Since the birth of our annual Pumpkin Day back in 2010, we’ve always been staggered at the level of support from local families who’ve come and enjoyed themselves. We’ve always enjoyed growing the event every year to include...

Autumn; Nature’s Best Time for Planting!

Why should I be planting in the autumn? The shorter, darker, autumn days may send many of us into the retreat of our cosy armchairs, but the wiser gardeners amongst us will be reaching for our spades and getting stuck into some planting! Whilst it may all seem that November is nature’s month for shutting down, it’s ironically the perfect time to kick off...