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Winter wellbeing calendar of activities

This winter, get the most of the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening and nature. Join in with our four week calendar of activities.

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Chitting potatoes

Chitting or sprouting potatoes is a fun activity to do. It is simply the process of forcing seed potatoes into growth before they are planted out.

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Guide to pruning

Some of your trees and shrubs may need pruning to keep them healthy and manageable . We look at tools and techniques to help you prune in your garden.

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Getting started with a balcony garden

You don’t need a traditional garden to grow plants. An urban or apartment balcony can become a green haven. Jason Williams shares advice for getting started.

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Mark Lane's story - gardening for mental health

Mark Lane is known to millions as a gardening presenter. Less well known are his mental health struggles and how gardening helped his recovery. Mark tells his story and highlights the benefits of gardening for mental wellbeing.

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Peanut butter bird feeder

Making a bird feeder is a fun activity for gardeners of all ages. Follow our guide to create your own peanut butter bird feeder.

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