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National Gardening Week

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Gardening is a great way to de-stress. Studies have shown that being around plants and greenspaces for as little as two hours a week is linked to better health and wellbeing.

Even if you don't have an outside greenspace you can still do some gardening, Chillies and herbs grow really well inside and have the added bonus of bringing something frsh and local to your meals! Chives, rosemary, mint, parsley, coriander, thyme and dill will take as little as a week to grow at this time of year.

Spring is a great time to plant other food stuff such as calabrese, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, chard, leeks, lettuce, onions (including spring onions), spinach, parsnips, radish and turnips.

If you are looking for something more attractive and less practicle gardeners World have some great tips for looking after houseplants which should help even those without green fingers keep their plants alive https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/houseplant-care-guide/

They even show you how to take cuttings from the plants you already have to make new ones: https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-take-cuttings-from-house-plants/

If you already have a garden, but don't know what's growing in it, why not check out this app to help identify your plants: https://www.plantsnap.com/

Getting gardening supplies might seem like a tall order during the lockdown, but the Woking garden centres and nurseries are doing kerbside collections, so get online, start searching and bring your garden to life.

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