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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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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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A Beautiful Lawn

Plan Ahead – What I can do for my spring garden in November

At this time of year, we don’t always feel that motivated to get out in work in the garden. But really, it’s the perfect time to get out there and make a few key preparations ahead of spring. Because soon as the milder weather makes its way in, we all want to spend a little […]

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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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