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8 Simple Ideas To Make Your Garden Look Bigger

  Making the most of your space can be difficult if you’re one of the many people living in the urban jungle. High-rise buildings don’t leave you much room for outdoor enjoyment unless you are fortunate enough to have a rooftop garden, communal areas, or a balcony. You may feel disheartened with your gardening prospects […]

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Turn Your Garden Into A Space You’ll Actually Use!

After you’ve fixed up the interiors of your house and made it feel like home, you might be thinking that you’re all done. However, there’s probably something that you’re missing. Just outside the back door is the garden, looking a little sad or overgrown. It can be enough to put a dampener on any domestic […]

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7 Ways To Prepare Your Garden For Summer

Summer is fast approaching and it’s time to start getting your garden prepared for the warmer months. Here are seven preparations you may want to consider doing now. Start collecting rainwater In the hot weather, you’ll be watering those plants more often. Instead of increasing your water bill by using water from the tap, why […]

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Making Your Garden Wildlife Friendly

Now that the warmer weather is here, it is the ideal time to start thinking about attracting some wildlife into our gardens. There is nothing more gratifying and relaxing than sitting outside and seeing frogs in your garden pond, birds flying  around collecting food, and bees and butterflies buzzing around your plants. Animals add that […]

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Wave Goodbye to Box Blight!

Start Planting Buxus Again – The Long Awaited Cure for the Dreaded Box Blight is Here Once a beautiful feature in many UK gardens, whether used as a low dividing hedge, styled into topiary shapes or simply as a feature bush; box bush declined due to the box bush fungus cylindrocladium buxicola which decimated buxus plants […]

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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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Happiness, Health and Hope: Surprising Secrets You Didn’t Know About Gardening

Most of you love getting out in the garden as often as you can; growing plants, flowers and vegetables are some of your favourite pastimes. Everyone might agree that gardening is one of the most enjoyable outdoor hobbies you can pursue. It is a way of getting young ones outside with your and letting them […]

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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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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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