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Green Gardeners Guild Chat With: @gardening_in_the_shires

Welcome back to another edition of the Green Gardener’s Guild chats with our favourite gardeners in our community. We’re almost at the end of the year – and what a year it’s been for us all! Thankfully the weather hasn’t quite turned as chilly as we all fear for our gardens and for our slip-free…

How versatile is coconut coir?

“And the award for ‘Most Versatile Plant Ever’ goes to…” If there were such a competition, our vote would be for the coconut palm tree. It produces coconuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and of course the miracle material that is its fibrous mesocarp husk. This is the material from which our coconut coir growing media…

Green Gardener’s Guild Chat With: @theaccidental_gardeners

Welcome back to another edition of our Green Gardener’s Guild – we’re delighted to have you back! As we move ever closer to winter, we are all looking for ways to keep our gardens safe and protected from the frost. Whether that is by sheltering those more fragile plants or laying down some Coco Chip…

Sustainable Christmas coir doormats

Give an eco-friendly welcome with sustainable festive doormats If you’re trying to do right by Mother Earth this Christmas, you probably think long and hard about your home décor purchases for the season. We’ve pinned down the best options for sustainable front door mats, from rubber backed to biodegradable, with the best Christmas doormats available…

What to sow in November in the UK

Want to be gardening past Bonfire Night? Select the right seed and growing medium and you won’t have to hang up your gardening gloves just yet! We’ve raked together some helpful advice and tips on everything from the best seeds to keeping plants warm. Why is coir good for autumn seeding? To give your seedlings…

Green Gardeners’ Guild Chat With: Life_on_the_lot

Welcome to another exciting edition of our bi-weekly Green Gardener’s Guild chats – this time catching up with one of our favourite allotment owners! Jen from life_on_the_lot was kind enough to sit down with us for a little time this week to tell us all about her allotment and her experience. We won’t lie –…

Is coco coir better than soil?

Is coco coir really better than commonly used soils? Now that’s a question and a half! Not sure what coco coir is? It’s rinsed coconut husk fibres compressed into blocks. When mixed with nutrients, it can create a compost. The technical term is a ‘growing medium’. And soil? Well, that’s what’s in your garden. For…

Crops to grow in autumn with coir

Crops to grow in autumn with coir Ah, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness… As the days shorten and the threat of frost grows, planting crops in autumn might seem a little reckless. But the future you will thank you for it! What crops grow in autumn? You can still harvest crops during autumn.…

Green Gardeners’ Guild Chat With: @pumpkins_etc

Welcome back to another edition of our Green Gardeners Guild fortnightly chats with some wonderfully inspirational gardeners! This week, we caught up with Kate from pumpkins_etc on Instagram. We were inspired by not only her wonderful allotment, but her fantastic eco-friendly messages that she commits to. Take it away and tell us all about yourself…