Creating an alternative lawn

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Creating an alternative lawn

Posted 04 / 07 / 2020

We love our lawns here in the UK, and have done ever since they were first introduced back in the 1600s when only the most wealthy elite could afford to maintain them. A well-lept lawn brings a gorgeous splash of greenery to the garden, and provides a lovely soft surface for sitting, relaxing and playing […]

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Caring for your fruit trees

Posted 24 / 06 / 2020

Growing your own fruit in your garden is a really rewarding way to enjoy home-grown crops! If you’ve got young or established fruit trees growing in your plot and are keen to make the most of the crop this year, here are some summer fruit tree maintenance tips. Plenty of water It takes a LOT […]

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Minibeast bug hunt in your garden

Posted 09 / 06 / 2020

The world around us is teeming with life, and we just have to stop sometimes and pay attention to explore it. In recent times, lots of us will have become very adept at finding ways to amuse ourselves – particularly with kids at home. A failsafe, fun family activity is to run your own bug […]

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Organic and eco-friendly pest control

Posted 25 / 05 / 2020

There are few things more frustrating for the aspiring gardener than seeing a tender broccoli plant decimated by slugs, or delicate rosebuds swarming with greenfly. Sometimes gardening can feel like a bit of a battle with these tiny garden pests, and it’s tempting to pull out all the stops to get rid of them! Chemical-based […]

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Growing herbs for tea

Posted 10 / 05 / 2020

Growing herbs in your garden is a really satisfying process and at the end, you have delicious fragrant herbs to use in your kitchen. I’ve written previously about growing herbs on your windowsill for use in cooking, but lots of garden herbs lend themselves brilliantly to a refreshing cup of tea, too. Herbal teas are largely […]

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Three ways to use wild garlic

Posted 27 / 04 / 2020

Springtime riverbanks all over the UK are carpeted with beautiful, fragrant wild garlic. This is one of my favourite foraging crops, and it’s super versatile for use in the kitchen. Like bulb garlic, wild garlic has lots of beneficial properties and can lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Finding wild garlic Chances are, you’ll smell it […]

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