The Canny Gardener

how to be a smart gardener

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Beauty and the beast


This is a new project undertaken by our local council to manage rubbish tipping. For almost seven years, these trees had all sorts of rubbish left there. I was always amazed to find out these trees attracted such bad treatment.

Last week, I saw the workmen digging- I wasn’t sure what they were doing.  A day later, I found this.  It looks so much better and so far, hasn’t had any rubbish left there.  A simple, beautiful and lasting solution to rubbish.


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A Valentine lesson from a spud


A funny spud (potato) teaches me that love is about loving someone with their wrinkles and warts. That love is about giving someone time- respecting them for who they are!