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Growing up North: Pond Life and Digby Frogington

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: Pond Life and Digby Frogington

Last year I noticed we had a frog in the front garden. I would often see it at night while I was watering and would say ‘hello’ as it sat looking up at me.

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Growing up North: Digging for Sanity

April 30, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: Digging for Sanity

I don’t think I’ve ever been so grateful to have a garden. Since lockdown I’ve spent almost every day working outside.

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“What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on “What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

I’ll not lie, Christine Walkden is my favourite TV gardener.

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Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

In a new series for Northern Soul, our Gardening Correspondent Claire Fleetneedle looks at the unique challenges faced by gardeners up North and shares tips, ideas and horticultural happenings across the region. 

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Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

May 6, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

Although I’m a forager through and through, two things have slowed my enthusiasm for rustling through the hedgerows of late.

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Photo Gallery: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, 2017

July 27, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, 2017

Take a look at these bright snaps from the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The weather appeared to shine for the family day out featuring young and upcoming garden designers. 

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The day I met Bet Lynch in a bathroom showroom

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on The day I met Bet Lynch in a bathroom showroom

I’ve learnt many things in this life, one of them being this: if you get an email from your editor asking if you’d like to join Julie Goodyear for some Corrie-related gardening, you say yes.

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Gorgeous Gorse Hill at Dig the City

Photo Gallery: Dig the City, Manchester

August 12, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Dig the City, Manchester

A selection of photos from Dig the City 2015, Manchester by Northern Soul’s Head Photographer Chris Payne.

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Rachel de Thame talks to Northern Soul about her passion for plants

August 20, 2014 Comments Off on Rachel de Thame talks to Northern Soul about her passion for plants

It’s typical Manchester weather, the kind that sneaks through open doorways and under large awnings and marquees.

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The aspirational shouldn’t garden

June 15, 2014 Comments Off on The aspirational shouldn’t garden

Chelsea Flower Show is over. Take a deep breath. Step away from social media. Allow your blood pressure to return to normal.

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