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Growing Berries February – Februberry ‘18

Soft berries are the mainstay of the allotment outline, either a few bushes dotted around the corners, or a long row used as a dividing hedge made up of various berry bearing bushes. Fresh soft berries do not keep well in transit and they are  time consuming to pick leaving little profit for the commercial gardener. Supermarkets […]

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Ingenious Use for Wood Chips in the Garden

Gardening Tip – February ‘18 Long before 1992, when Janet Jackson made a hit of “The best things in life are free”, Jack Hylton was singing it into his gramophone in 1928. His lyrics included the sun, moon and stars, all of them are there for all of us to enjoy, without having to pay […]

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January – Prepare Your Greenhouse for Spring

January is definitely the lazy month for the gardener, sandwiched between the last harvest and the first sowing, many people find the ground too heavy to dig especially with the high recent rainfall, leaving even the most contentious allotmenteer with little to do on their plot. However, the bright sunshine at the beginning of this […]

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What to Know About Concept Design to Get the Landscape You Want

A concept design will set the tone of your project because it’s the first phase of working on your landscape design. You’ll meet and work with a landscape designer, someone who is knowledgeable about the practices of landscape design, such as site analysis and inventory, planting design, land planning, etc.. He/she will show you a […]

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Be a Little More Ambitious and Make These Changes to Your Garden

Is your garden currently lagging behind a little? Is it not quite as ambitious nor as functional as you would like it to be? If so, it’s up to you to make sure that you take steps to change things and make your garden better than it’s ever been before. The key to making big […]

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The New Year Is Perfect For All Those Gardening Projects You’ve Been Putting Off

There’s a pretty good chance that over the winter your garden has been pretty neglected. After all, most people aren’t that excited about the idea of getting out into the freezing cold and wet weather to pull up weeds and mow the lawn. However, because of that, it’s probably looking a little bit sad and […]

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Planning Your Garden’s Design – You can garden. Part 2

Five top tips to consider when planning your garden’s design: goal-orientated design 1. Decide what you want to do in your garden. Do you want a garden for your children to play football in or one that will accommodate as many people as possible for BBQ parties? Do you want a garden to show off […]

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Five essential elements of successful garden design – You can garden. Part 1

Anyone can garden – having a green thumb is a myth The myth of the ‘green thumb’: you can garden! Don’t know where to start? No green blood in your veins? Can’t keep ‘even’ a houseplant alive? Of course, you can’t actually be born with green fingers, but is it something that some people have and […]

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What should I be doing in my garden in November

Essential November Gardening Jobs Sow Sweetpea Seeds Sweetpeas, what’s not to love? Fabulous colours, wonderful perfume, fast growing, bee-magnets! You can get next year’s plants off to a head start by sowing the seeds now and get even better performing plants if you can keep their roots undisturbed when planting out next year. It is really […]

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Gardening Jobs for October

October Gardening Tips   As the temperatures drop, you will find that you need to mow the lawn less and less frequently.  Always make sure that you only mow when the surface of the lawn is relatively dry or else you may cause compaction and damage the turf grasses, making them more prone to diseases […]

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