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Falling Assets: How to Turn Your Free and Renewable Autumn Leaves Into Rich, Life-giving Leaf Mould to Improve Soil and to Make Your Own Peat-free Potting Compost

Canny gardeners don’t leave any leaves lying – this beautiful and noisy autumn windfall matures into gardening gold that’s free for the raking, and is infinitely renewable year after year after year… By John Walker. Published on the Hartley Botanic website, 7th October 2014 … Continue reading

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How Free and Plentiful Woodchips can Help Your Organic, Earth-friendly – and Peat-free – Garden Grow

Mounds of woodchips are everywhere nowadays, they’re free for the taking – and they can help you go peat-free. Inspired by a pioneering vegan-organic vegetable grower, I’m now coveting every fresh mound of chips I find. By John Walker. Published in The … Continue reading

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Go Green – Hug a Greenhouse

In a garden near you there’s a greenhouse looking for love – and giving it a new home would make your ‘gardening footprint’ a few sizes smaller. By John Walker. Published on the Hartley Botanic website, 23rd January 2012. “Will you stop peeping?” … Continue reading

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Free to Good Garden

It’s time to put the brakes on horticultural consumerism by obtaining all we need in the garden for free. By John Walker. Published in Organic Gardening, June 2007.  A glance at my computer screen reveals the latest clutch of gardening … Continue reading

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