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Identifying a weed?

20170804_120212I’m supporting a community garden to grow their own food. Lately there been a fine crop of flowering weeds (see image below). we do not know what this is. Can you help identify it and comment as to whether we let it grow if only because the flowers will attract pollinators, or dispose of it?

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Give it a Grow: Herbs

Emilys-basilBasil Have you ever bought a pot of basil from a supermarket? How long has it lasted? Well here’s a tip to prolong the life and usefulness of this delicious herb. Take it out of the plastic pot and you’ll see just how many basil plants are crammed into this one space; they long to […]

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Don’t let the weather get to you!

IMG_2645Master Gardener volunteer Radha Bellur has had a very busy week, despite the weather! I had various ‘gardening schedules’ this week and the bleak weather forecast did nothing to inspire me on how to ‘action plan’. It is going to be a ‘wash out’, I thought, as I woke up on Monday morning. How wrong […]

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The Power of Peas

The Power of PeasPeas shoot salads have become a signature activity for the Leicestershire Master Gardeners.  These tasty pots of green goodness are incredibly quick and easy to grow on a windowsill, even in the depths of winter.  The chunky marrowfat peas we use are easily handled by small children, people with impaired manual dexterity and those with […]

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South Leicestershire College Students Help to Develop Community Gardens Around Oadby & Wigston

  Master Gardener Radha Bellur has been working with students from the South Leicestershire College to do some gardening in community growing spaces around Wigston:     6th March – Kennedy House Dementia Group A very productive afternoon at J & S services which operates the dementia group at Kennedy House. I joined an eight […]

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