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2024AdviceChichesterGardens
15th May 2024

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

May 2024   Where does the time go? It was not so long ago that the Croucher potager beds and hotel borders were barren wastelands of nothing... not any more.…
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2024AdviceChichesterGardens
29th March 2024

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

April 2024 As head gardener at Crouchers Hotel and Restaurant, I am often asked for tips and advice. Sometimes I can offer sage words of wisdom, other times it is…
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Herb Garden at the Potager Restaurant
2024AdviceChichesterGardens
12th March 2024

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

March 2024 This weather is biblical isn't it? The general consensus is that our winters will continue to get wetter and wetter, so I'm afraid it is something we're all…
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2024AdviceChichesterGardens
1st February 2024

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

February 2024 It's fair to say that during the glorious summer months, us gardeners get a lot of grief off the poor souls who work indoors. And it is true that…
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2023AdviceGardens
1st January 2024

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

January 2024 Happy new year to you all, and thank you for making this festive season such a memorable one for everyone at Crouchers. To have been sold out for…
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2023AdviceGardens
1st December 2023

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

December 2023 Oh December, how we love you. All the regular gardening jobs are done, there is nothing to do except stay indoors, warm and dry, sipping on an Irish…
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2023AdviceGardens
1st November 2023

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

November 2023 We've had some illustrious visitors to the Crouchers estate over recent years. I'll never forget saying 'Good morning' to the actor Sam Neill (he of Jurassic Park fame)…
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2023AdviceGardens
9th October 2023

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

October 2023 The growing season at Crouchers' potager garden is slowly coming to an end, but we still have a lot of homegrown produce winging its way to the restaurant…
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2023AdviceGardens
29th August 2023

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

September 2023 The potager garden is in its fifth season, and I have been amazed that with each passing year more and more guests and residents come to see Jason…
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Gardens
24th July 2023

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

July 2023 As every gardener knows, we are now knee-deep in the busiest time of the year - in fact, we're no longer gardeners, instead we're plate-spinners desperately dashing from…
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Gardens
11th April 2023

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

April 2023 Someone far wiser than I once said, that to appreciate the unseen hard work of others, you must 'walk in someone else's shoes'. * Well, this past week…
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Gardens
8th March 2023

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

March 2023 The weather forecast on the news this morning said there's another very cold snap coming in - I can tell you, I've had enough of the freezing temperatures.…
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2022AdviceGardens
3rd November 2022

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

November 2022 It's over in the blink of an eye, isn't it? No sooner have you cared for young seedlings through those first difficult weeks, into sprouting adolescence and then…
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2022AdviceGardens
14th June 2022

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

June 2022 They grow up so fast, don't they? One minute they're playing with their favourite action man, the next they're a spotty teenager. You can only hope that you've…
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2022AdviceGardens
26th April 2022

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

April 2022 It's fair to say that the potager garden is coming back to life after the cold winter months and the snap frost we endured just a couple of…
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2022AdviceGardens
16th March 2022

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

March 2022 It's been a real mixed bag down at the Potager Garden this month, but overall there is a real sense of optimism poking its head out of a…
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2022AdviceGardens
7th February 2022

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

February 2022 At a certain time around the beginning of a new year, myself and our fantastic head chef Dave sit down and discuss how the potager garden can best…
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2020AdviceGardens
3rd March 2020

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

March 2020 Is anyone else desperately craving the end to the rain? The potager garden is starting to struggle under the weight of all this wind and rain – how…
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2020AdviceGardens
7th February 2020

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

February 2020 This month’s blog officially marks the one-year anniversary of our idle chit chat. So much as changed since those heady days of blog number one – for example,…
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2019AdviceGardens
8th January 2020

From seed to service – the Potager Garden diary

January 2020 Firstly, Happy New Year. Secondly, now is the time to multiply and conquer! It is true that life on the Crouchers vegetable plot is quiet – save for…
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