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Valuable Advice for Designing an Accessible Garden

Gardening, or just spending time in the garden, should be something that everyone can do. Regardless of ability, mobility, or age, we should make it possible for anyone to get outdoors and enjoy plants and flowers. If you want to create an accessible and safe garden, there are some important things you need to think […]

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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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End of Season Allotment Surprises

We are slowly coming to an end of what I would call an average British summer, we have had very few really warm days and have experienced many rainy days during the months we needed it least (July and August). I suppose I can already remove my outdoor cucumber plants to the compost heap as it […]

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When to Prepare Your Summer Beds

 (Spring) Cleaning Now – Prepare Your Summer Bedding Weed, Weed, Weed! Although the summer solstice is about to descend on us, now is the time to finish spring cleaning your gardening. The beginning of spring is definitely the right time to spring clean one’s house, our gardens have a self cleansing mechanism during that period. […]

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Are Evergreen Plants Really Ever-Green?

Evergreen Shrubs in the Garden  Evergreen plants get a mixed bag of comments, many people look at them as the lazy gardeners’ method of creating a garden without working and they don’t belong in a ‘real’ garden. Some people feel they are so architectural you might as well put an artificial plant in their place. […]

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Growing the Beautiful Dicentra Spectabilis – Dutchman’s Breeches!

Dicentra  Spectabilis is a  flower that I love to cut every year. It is worth having a garden just alone for this beautiful flower . Due to its delicate constitution it is practically impossible find it in the shops as a cut flower, yet it will grow easily in any garden and it will last […]

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Garden Zones – Rooms in Your Garden

Some people have ‘garden rooms’, this season it’s all about ‘rooms’ in your garden! There is nothing I enjoy more than relaxing in my garden with a few friends and a few drinks(!), and with summer on its way, I’ve been thinking more and more about how I can create zones in my garden to […]

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A Beautiful Lawn

How To Care For My Lawn In Spring

Spring Lawn care Once the frosts have stopped, your lawn will start to come into its own and you must get to work if you are to have a beautiful lawn this season. Regular maintenance is key. Lawn care jobs that need doing now Mowing Hopefully it is fairly obvious that if you have a […]

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Best Gardening Gloves 2017 – Buyers Guide

I hope you’ll agree with me when I say: Gardening is not possible today without a good pair of gardening gloves… Or is it? Well, there is only ONE problem. Finding that “Good” pair of gardening gloves isn’t an easy job. That is why we have created a list of Best Gardening Gloves 2017. After […]

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