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Category Archives: Hitchin Home & Garden

September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. While there's not as much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of the year, if you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you'll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It's also time to get out...
Here are some great tips for having a safe barbecue: Keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies. Follow the safety instructions provided with disposable barbecues. Never use a barbecue indoors or in a tent. Never leave a lit barbecue unattended. Make sure your barbecue is well...
As nest building begins robins, sparrows, blackbirds and other garden birds fly back and forth with twigs and other plant debris. You can help them out by tying up bunches of tiny twigs, dried moss, and other stringy vegetable matter near your feeders. Tiny warblers such as chiffchaffs return from...
Growing vegetables and fruits in the home garden is rewarding, but many people are put off by the backbreaking work involved at the start of the growing season. Perennial edibles are the answer to this problem. Grow them among your regular veggies so that you will have something to look forward to even...
Everybody knows that moving house is one of the most stressful events you can undergo in your life, and whether you’re moving into your very first flat, or you’re moving home thanks to climbing the property ladder, it really doesn’t get easier! To help make things run a little more...
Eating a plant-based diet, as any good vegan will tell you, is good for the planet and good for you too. The Royal Horticultural Society is reporting that sales of vegetable seeds are outstripping those of flowers. Houseplants sales, too, are on the up: sales of Monstera – the cheese plant...
  Gardening in January and February: It might be cold but the garden is starting to come alive, so get digging, feeding, mulching and pruning in preparation for the year ahead. Shrubs • It's time to prune deciduous shrubs and fruit trees, before the sap starts to rise and the buds break. ...
With this year’s Christmas shopping rush well underway, Hertfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards is offering consumers some timely advice to stay scam-free and safe this season. Their main rule of thumb on the run-up to Christmas is to always buy from reputable sources. You may have to ...
  Autumn is the season for collecting. It’s hard for kids to resist walking past a conker tree and not collecting the shiny bounty on the ground. On our way home from school we always stop at our favourite tree and come back with pockets full of conkers (tip always take a bag, you always...
Stock up for this winter’s big knitting season at the Festiwool Yarn & Wool Fair this Saturday in Hitchin. Are you a keen knitter? Or interested in learning to knit for the first time? Then don’t miss this weekend’s knitting extravaganza, Festiwool, The Yarn & Wool Fair taking...
An apple a day keeps the doctor away…..so come and celebrate the great British apple and taste the different delicious varieties tomorrow in Hitchin for Apple Day!  Apple Day is an annual celebration of apples and orchards held throughout the month of October. In Hitchin, we will be...
Get an introduction to floral arrangements with Catherine Holness from the Hitchin Flower Arranging Club tomorrow night at Church House in Hitchin… The Hitchin Flower Arranging Club presents a unique evening of music and flowers, led by expert Catherine Holness. The theme of the demonstrations is ...
Take a tour of the Physic Garden at Paynes Park to discover the potted history of Hitchin and the local area. Open to the public with free entry this Saturday 15th July. The Physic Garden, located within the grounds of the former Hitchin Museum at Paynes Park, is a beautiful garden that is completely...
Vintage Bay in Hitchin has been nominated as one of the best gift shops in Hertfordshire by Muddy Stilettos. The owner of Vintage Bay, Amy has been running this special boutique since January this year and has already become celebrated in the local area. Vintage Bay sells everything from old to new,...
This lunchtime is the Triangle Garden Open Day, with plant sales, cream teas, children’s nature trails, welly-wanging, and a fun dog show for your canine friend to enter. A day of family fun in one of Hitchin’s most treasured gardens.  Located at Ransoms Recreation Ground is the...
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