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The Soil is warming up; time to mulch!

What is mulch? The RHS defines mulches as: “loose coverings or sheets of material placed on the surface of cultivated soil.” You can apply mulch to soil on the ground or on top of composts in containers. There are two types of mulch; biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Biodegradable mulches The design purpose of a biodegradable mulch […]

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April jobs for your kitchen garden

Whatever the weather, there are jobs you can be getting on with in April in your kitchen garden. Vegetables If you are planning any seed sowing straight into the ground, wait until your lawn begins to put on some length. This is a good indication that your soil is warming up. Weeds! As with every […]

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Things to consider if you’re building your own summer house

Tips for Building a Summer House If you’re lucky enough to have the space to accommodate a summer house in your garden, it can be a great way to create an outdoor extension of your home – providing the perfect space to relax, socialise, and even work, whilst enjoying the surroundings of your garden. And […]

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The benefits of organic compost

Using Organic Compost, what are the Benefits? If you’re a keen gardener, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard of organic compost. But did you know about its multiple benefits and how it could help you to boost plant growth? Perfect for helping you to create a beautiful, healthy and happy garden, organic compost will not […]

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Pot based gardening – hints and tips

Discover the benefits of pot based gardening Garden pots filled with your favourite plants and flowers can completely transform dull and unused areas of your garden, allowing you to create beautiful areas of interest, colour and intrigue! One of the main advantages of pot-based gardening is that the possibilities are truly endless when it comes […]

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How to propagate plants

Complete Guide to Propagating Plants Plant propagation has always been a popular pastime for experienced gardeners. The process itself aims to create new plants from cuttings. This technique is often used to increase the number of existing plants or to produce a new plant from existing stock which may be difficult to obtain. It is […]

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How to organise your garden shed

Get your Garden Shed in Order with these Top Tips A shed is very often a gardener’s retreat – providing the perfect space to store away all of their gardening tools, equipment, and paraphernalia. But with so many tools and other gardening items, it’s easy to find your shed descending into a crowded, cluttered, and […]

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How to put up a garden fence

The Ultimate Guide to putting up a Garden Fence A garden fence cannot only add an interesting and eye-catching element to your garden, but it can also ensure that your garden and your home remain functional, secure, and private. Choosing your garden fence Before you can put your fence up, or even plan how you’re […]

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How to do decking

The Ultimate Guide on How to do Decking Decking can transform a garden area and provide a suitable setting for tables, chairs and other forms of garden furniture. This form of garden design has grown in popularity in recent years and the fact is that decking is now available in a wide variety of colours […]

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Enjoy your garden whatever the weather with garden heaters for outside use

How to get the most out of your garden all year round When you’ve worked so hard to perfect your garden, it’s only natural that you’ll want to use it (and show it off!) at every opportunity. But, with the British weather far from predictable and even the warmest of days falling cold after dark, […]

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