Home & Garden Mary Berry shares top 3 gardening tips she learnt at Chelsea this year

06:55  10 july  2018
06:55  10 july  2018 Source:   countryliving.com

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Mary Berry shares top 3 gardening tips she learnt at Chelsea this year . The baker is also a keen gardener and picked up try-at-home tips while hosting the Chelsea Flower Show this year

While it's well known that Mary Berry …

Mary Rosa Alleyne Hunnings CBE (née Berry ; born 24 March 1935), known professionally as Mary Berry , is a British food writer and television presenter.

Mary Berry is a renowned baker and celebrated food expert, but she's also a keen gardener who grows a lot of fruit and vegetables at home. She shares the top gardening tips she has learned from the Chelsea flower show in 2018.: Mary Berry's top gardening tips © Matt Alexander/PA Images - Getty Images Mary Berry's top gardening tips

While it's well known that Mary Berry is a renowned baker and celebrated food expert, it's easy to forget she also knows her way around a garden too.

Berry has been an ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society since 2014 and is also president of the National Gardening Scheme. She's very passionate about her garden and the fruit and vegetables she grows there, which she often uses in her cooking.

This year, Berry co-presented the iconic Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC along with Jennifer Saunders, Jo Whiley and more.

With a plethora of gardening experts at her disposal, we jumped at the chance to ask Berry her top takeaways from the annual gardening event.

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1. How often you should feed sweet peas

"I grow sweet peas so I wanted to go to the experts on this as I’d always been feeding them like mad from the time I've planted them," Berry told Countryliving.com/uk after hosting Cath Kidston's record-breaking largest cream tea event."But, the experts say: 'No you don’t do that, you feed them only when the first buds come'. It has made such a difference!"

2. How to prevent slugs from eating hostas

In addition to this new-found method of rescuing her sweet peas, Berry also learned a tip to keep snails and slugs at bay from her hosta flowers.

"I went to the hosta stand and had a long discussion about how not to get holes in your leaves. I learned that snails and slugs don't like walking across gravel so lots of gravel underneath the leaves has helped."

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3. Not to water the lawn in a heatwave

The final tip Berry gave us, which is appropriate considering the hot conditions the UK are experiencing now, is that she agrees with the experts who have recently urged people to make do with their brown lawns and refrain from using water to try and get the colour back.

"Grass recovers. Don't even attempt to do anything with an established lawn," she says. "Just water the other plants by hands with a watering can. Save water, don't waste it."

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People have been sharing their tips on how to sleep in the heat and we are all ears .
As well as some amusing observations.The Met Office revealed that the UK experienced its hottest day of the year so far on Tuesday 26th June, with Rostherne in Cheshire seeing highs of 30.7°C. This has resulted in warm overnight temperatures which remain in the mid to high teens, unusual for us living in the normally temperate Britain.

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