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Horticulturist and garden designer/consultant Hannah Hobbs-Chell is the gardener at High Mead Farm, looking after four acres of gardens and landscape. If you have a question for her, email:hannah.hobbschell@outlook.com including a picture if relevant

What a wonderful time!

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July is a wonderful time in a garden. Summer is in full flow, and you will be beginning to reap the rewards of the...
Flower Factory at Longham

Indulge your passion for flower power fashion

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Any fashionista knows that green is a perfect base colour since all shades of the spectrum work so well with it. The best example...
Roses. Words and pics by Jo Green, a former allotmenteer, forager, amateur herbalist, pickler and jam maker who squeezed her allotment greenery into her tiny garden

Looking forward to looking back with roses

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As we move towards the longest day of the year the roses are centre stage. But nature’s confetti doesn’t last very long in these winds! I...
Hannah Hobbs-Chell

Make the most of a special weekend

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Jubilant June! A wonderful start to the month is promised, with many outdoor celebrations planned for Her Majesty, and an extra day of holiday for...
Jo Green, Strawberries

Struggles with strawberries

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Strawberries are the first berries of the year. Drenched by cream and sugar, shop-bought ones can ‘pass muster’ but there’s nothing like growing your...
Boss it with elderflower posset!

Boss it with elderflower posset!

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Every year around this time I consider planting an Elder in the garden. It flowers now and the intoxicating smell is heaven scent! I make...

‘Community’ says it for garden

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On Friday, May 6, the next new site for Beaucroft School in Wimborne had an empty school field outside it… but by the Sunday...
Jo Green is a former allotmenteer, forager, amateur herbalist, pickler and jam maker who squeezed her allotment greenery into her tiny garden

A tonic of bluebells and wild garlic

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The blue bells for the scent and sight and the wild garlic for the taste and smell. As we walk I can’t resist popping an...
Dual-cab pick-ups now need permits to visit Dorset recycling centres Picture: STEVE BELASCO

New rules at recycling centres

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Dorset Council is changing its rules for vehicle permits at household recycling centres. Permit-holders will now need to reapply for a new permit to reflect...
Horticulturist and garden designer/consultant Hannah Hobbs-Chell is the gardener at High Mead Farm, looking after four acres of gardens and landscape. If you have a question for her, email:hannah.hobbschell@outlook.com including a picture if relevant

A truly fine month in our gardens…

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Your Garden in May May sees the end of cherry blossom, the wonder of apple blossom to start the month, and some of the first...