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The weed free, no dig methods I have developed since 1982 give superb space-, carbon-, and time-saving results in both small and large garden areas. See My story for how I worked this out. Twice a month I post my blog, please scroll down for other recent news, webshop including signed books, and my latest video.  Under Learn, the Links page has my recommended suppliers.  See Beginners Guide for starting out no dig, with the option to read it in Spanish, Serbian and Italian.   See my starting no dig video here. For answers to your questions about no dig, see my FAQs

You can listen to my growing story on podcasts with Joe Lamp’l 2019.


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2022 Charles Dowding’s Garden Calendar

Charles' 2022 Calendar is now available to buy in the shop.

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Charles features on Somerset Stories podcast

Charles was interviewed by Lewis who asked some great questions.

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Retrieve guides

I am working on a new way to learn with Retrieve.

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No Dig Gardening Opportunities

For those looking for opportunities and for those searching for the ideal candidate.

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Homeacres courses – New Date!! Sunday 31st October

We are delighted to be taking bookings again for courses at Homeacres.

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RHS Wisley students visit Homeacres

I was delighted to welcome a group of students and apprentices from RHS Wisley.

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