Preparing your garden tools for storage

Preparing your garden tools for storage

As you’re putting your garden power tools away for the winter, it’s worth taking some time to ensure they’ll be good to go next year. Use these five tips to prepare your garden tools for storage – and keep them in top condition for spring: Make sure all tools are clean and dry Mud, dirt and old bits of garden plants can cause your tools to work ineffectively. If you’re anticipating that your machines aren’t…

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Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening

I have been a gardener and resident in Littleport for about 25 years. Initially my only interest was in trying to grow food for our family, every plant had to earn its space, so any money I had bought edible plants and trees. This has proved to be a really good investment for wildlife and us. The 25 year old cherry tree had so many cherries last year that we lost count after sixteen kilos…

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Community Allotment

Community Allotment

The Community Allotment has small plots of land available for residents from April 2011. An allotment has been divided into manageable sized plots. We share the rent to the Parish Council, and maintenance of a shed and a range of basic garden tools. Success varies from year to year, depending on the weather and the time members have to work on their patch of land, but almost anything grows here: potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, leeks,…

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