Hartley Magazine

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Now’s the time to plant garlic and build bonfires

Now’s the time to plant garlic. The year before last, my garlic was successful and my onions were not. This year is has been the other way round! They were both planted at the same time and treated in the same way but the results are different! It is interesting how success and failure are […]

Considerate cultivation: running your garden on renewable fuels

Going peat-free is essential in an earth-friendly garden, but there’s more: the compost you use needs to be a truly renewable fuel. Coaxing a steep, bracken-riddled bank of acidic, nutrient-poor soil into a structured, productive garden might sound challenging enough. But imagine setting out to do it in a deliberate, thoughtful way where your guiding […]