Sponsored post: July’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Jekka’s Herbetum Open Days

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Don’t miss the chance to sneak a peak behind the scenes of Jamie Oliver’s favourite herb grower, with open days at Jekka McVicar’s new Herbetum in South Gloucestershire.

Sponsored post: June’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Making: Upcycled jeans runner

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Give an al fresco meal the stylish setting it deserves. Turn a picnic into an occasion with our upcycled jeans runner project.

Sponsored post: May’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Gardening: Where the Wild Things Grow

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Don’t miss a new exhibition, Where the Wild Things Grow at Oxford House  in London’s Bethnal Green. It’s part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival – the boho, earthy cousin of the more high-brow RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and promises to be a fascinating take on the natural world we often overlook – if we see it all.

Sponsored post: April’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Sow and grow

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The Simple Things Gardening Editor, Cinead McTernan goes back to gardening school, with a course on sowing seeds. Read her top tips for healthy sowing and growing. No matter how many times I sow seeds nothing quite beats the buzz of seeing little green shoots as they start to germinate. The journey from seed to… Continue reading

Join The Simple Things for a day in the country with Yeo Valley

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Join us for a special day, hosted by Yeo Valley exclusively for readers of The Simple Things Learn more about growing organically, watch a butter-making demonstration and receive some expert tuition on arranging flowers. You’ll spend the morning in the tranquil Yeo Valley Organic Garden, meeting the friendly garden team as you pick an array of flowers from the six and a… Continue reading

Grow indoor herbs PLUS a competition

How to grow herbs indoors in unusual containers

Add colour to your kitchen and flavour to your food…and win some brilliant freebies along the way!