Vegetable Plants

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Over 30 varieties of salad plants. 50 varieties of Brassicas plus onions, leeks, herbs and more. For lists please contact:

Oakedge Nursery

Crossfields. Gravels Bank, Minsterley, Shropshire SY5 OHG

Tel: 01743 891412 email: [email protected]

WILLOWS

GROW WILLOWS

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DIARY DATES

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MARCH

Pruning in the orchard 5 March. Rivers Nursery Orchard, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. 10.30am-2pm. More information 01920 822735 or 01279 724503.

Borders Potato Day 5 March. Border College, Galashields. 100+ varieties, speakers, refreshments. 11am-3.30pm. More information 01450 860291.

Celebrate spring 5 March. Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry, Warwickshire. Includes seed swap, seed sowing talk and garden tours. 10am-5pm. More information 02476 303517.

Easier organic gardening 8 March. Botanic Gardens, Durham. Talk by TKG contributor Terry Marshall, 7.30pm. More information 01740 621504.

Basics of vegetable growing

8 March. Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. Soil preparation, crop requirements, sowing, planting. 10.30am-12.30pm. More information 01572 813200.

Compost workshop 16 March. Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry, Warwickshire. 2-4pm. More information and booking 02476 308211.

The organic kitchen garden

17-19 March. West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. Weekend course on growing organic fruit and veg. More information 01243 811301.

Willow plant supports 18 and 25

March. Bwlchyffridd, Newtown, Powys. Workshops run by TKG contributor Helen Porter. 10am-4pm. More information on 01686 650326.

Exotic fruit in a walled garden

25 March. Otley College, Ipswich, Suffolk. A look at lemons, quinces, medlars, persimmons, peaches and apricots. 10am-3pm. More information 01473 785543.

Spring plant fair 26 March. The Showground, Driffield, East Yorkshire. 10am-3.30pm. More information 01262 488350.

Getting the most from your kitchen garden 28 March. RHS Centre, Pershore College, Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire. 2-4pm. More details 01386 554609.

Vegetables all the year round

29 March. Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. Techniques of organic veg growing for less experienced gardeners. 10am-3.30pm. More information 01572 813200.

APRIL

Seed swapping day 1 April. Yalding Organic Gardens, Benover Road, Yalding, Kent. 10am-5pm. More information 01622 814650.

A new gardener's guide to organic vegetable growing 1 April. Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry, Warwickshire. 2-4pm. More information and booking 02476 308211.

Spring maintenance in the orchard 2 April. Rivers Nursery Orchard, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. 10.30am-2pm. More information 01920 822735 or 01279 724503.

Work on the vegetable plot

2 April. Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset. 10am-12pm. More information 01305 215025.

Composting 4 April. Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. 10.30am-12.30pm. More information 01572 813200.

Growing fruit and veg in a small space 5 April. Normanby Hall, Normanby. Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. 2-4.30pm. More information 01724 720588.

A beginners guide to growing herbs 8 April. Green Garden Herbs, 13 West Bank, Carlton, Nr Selby, North Yorkshire. 2pm. More information 01405 860708.

Compost day 8 April. Ryton Organic Gardens, nr Coventry, Warwickshire. 10am-3.30pm. An in-depth look at making garden compost. More information and booking on 02476 303517.

Willow plant supports 8 April. Bwlchyffridd, Newtown, Powys. Workshop run by TKG contributor Helen Porter. 10am-4pm. More information on 01686 650326.

RHS Spring Flower Show

15-17 April. Bute Park, Cardiff. More information 020 7649 1885.

Cherry blossom week 16-23 April. Brogdale Horticultural Trust, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent. More information on 01795 535286.

Growing in raised beds 19 April. Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. 10.30am-12.30pm. More information 01572 813200.

Composting workshop 22 April. Yalding Organic Gardens, Benover Road, Yalding, Kent.11am and repeated at 3pm. More information 01622 814650.

South Wirral Spring Garden & Countryside Festival 22 & 23 April. Backwood Hall, Boathouse Lane, Parkgate, Cheshire. 10am-5.30pm. More information 01704 212734.

Getting the most from your kitchen garden 25 April. RHS Centre, Pershore College, Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire. 2-4pm. More details 01386 554609.

Unusual herbs and vegetables

27 April. The Cottage Herbery, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. 10.30am. More information 01584 781575.

Training indoor grapes 29 April. Otley College, Ipswich, Suffolk. 10am-3pm. More information 01473 785543.

Growing vegetables in a small garden 29 April. Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex. 10am-12.30pm. More information 020 8366 4442.

May fayre 30 April. Friends of Rivers Nursery Orchard, Sawbridgeworth. 1pm-4pm. More information on 01920 822735 or 01279 724503.

Growing vegetables in small gardens 6 May . Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, London. 10am-12.30pm. More information on 020 8366 4442.

Restoration of Tatton Kitchen Garden 10 May. Tatton Park Gardens, Knutsford, Cheshire. Guided tour with the head gardener. 2pm. More information on 01625 534400.

Malvern Spring Gardening Show

11-14 May. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. More information on 01684 584900.

Pest and disease-control workshop 13 May. Yalding Organic Gardens, Benover Road, Yalding, Kent. Using organic methods for P&D control. 11am and repeated at 3pm. More information on 01622 814650.

Herbs for the kitchen and garden

13 May. Neath Port Talbot College, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales.10am-3pm. More information on 01639 648200.

Wholly herbs 13-14 May. West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. An event celebrating the diversity of herbs. 10.30am-5pm. More information on 01243 811301.

Plant fair 13-14 May. The National Trust, Saga White Cliffs, Dover, Kent. A wide range of flower, herb and veg plants for sale. 10am-4pm. More information on 01304 200004.

The hydroponicum 14 May. Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Scotland. Charity open day. Flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables grown hydroponically in different climatic zones. 10am-5pm. More information on 01854 622202.

All about herbs 16 May. Lower Severalls Nursery and Gardens, Crewkerne, Somerset. 10.30am. More information on 01460 73234.

Seed-sowing workshop 18 May. Barrington Court, Barrington, nr Illminster, Somerset. Tips from the gardener in charge of the walled garden. 10am-1pm. Information and booking on 01460 241938.

Chelsea Flower Show 23-27 May. In the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. Tickets on 0870 9063780.

North Wales Spring Garden and Countryside Festival 27-29 May. Bodelwyddan Castle, St Asaph, Denbighshire. 10am-5.30pm. More information on 01704 212734.

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