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Hello and welcome to my blog Vet In The Garden. I'm a British Army Veteran who loves gardening, and uses it to help with my Mental Health issues I have from serving my country. My aim is to blog about my efforts to transform my Front and Back Gardens. All my ups and downs, highs …

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Seed Planting Time

I planted some seeds recently, and as I hadn’t got a greenhouse or cold frame at the time, I decided to put them in the front bedroom which is South facing. After a few days the Marigold Crackerjack sprouted, and I was well chuffed. A few days later and I had pretty much everything sprouting, …

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Creating a Wildflower Meadow in the Garden Part 2

I said I would try to write another article about the wildflowers I love, so here it is. It contains 6 wildflowers this time, that I love and are beneficial to all kinds of insects. Just thinking about it I don’t have a wildflower I don’t like. They are all pretty much beneficial to insects …

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Making Grease Balls

With the weather set to make a turn for the worse and get colder, it might be a good time to think about the birds in your community, and are they getting enough to eat. It’s never easy in winter for the birds, so help them out by making your own grease balls this year …

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Creating a Wildflower Meadow in the Garden

If you are thinking about growing some sort of wildflower garden this year, then you are in good hands. I too am about to embark on my FIRST Wildflower Meadow Garden, both in the back and front gardens. But what should I plant? That’s a good question, and after researching, I have decided to grow …

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Make your Own Organic Bug Spray

There are lots of things you can do to be frugal in the garden, and the following ideas for Organic Bug Sprays are a great organic way in which to rid your plants, herbs and veg of those pesky bugs. Oh and it’ll cost you little to nothing money wise! Garlic Spray Useful For: Slugs, …

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Seeds I’m planting in 2018

I intend to sow quite a lot of seed this year, most of them are going to be beneficial to the wildlife around me, like Bees, Butterfly’s, Hoverfly’s, Ladybirds and other beneficial insects. As I start sowing, I intend to write short pieces for the blog which I hope will be of some use to …

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