Caring for your garden tools

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Caring for your garden tools

Posted 04 / 01 / 2019

When we purchase things for our home, we want to make sure that the items look and behave their best for as long as possible. We’ll do things to maintain their good condition, and take some pride in them – so why not take the same care with the garden tools we invest such a […]

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Caring for winter wildlife

Posted 13 / 11 / 2018

Winter is hard on the garden, and it’s hard on our furry and feathered friends too. Food and fresh water are scarce, and staying warm is a constant challenge for birds and animals in the winter. The good news is, you can help! With just a couple of forward-thinking garden adjustments, you can welcome wildlife […]

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Autumn lawn care: my top tips

Posted 19 / 09 / 2018

Summertime is great, nobody would argue with that… would they? Nobody except, perhaps, your lawn. Lack of water and extensive summer use can leave your turf parched, compacted and in need of some serious TLC. It’s natural to expect a bit of die back on your lawn through the colder, darker months, but with a couple […]

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Planting winter bedding in a pot

Posted 05 / 09 / 2018

As gardeners, we need to think ahead to make sure our gardens will look their best all year round. During autumn, we’ll be ‘closing down’ the garden for winter, but this doesn’t necessarily have to mean a bare, grey plot. With a bit of savvy planting now you’ll be able to enjoy colourful blooms through […]

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Taking cuttings from your garden: a guide

Posted 14 / 08 / 2018

If you have a favourite plant or two that you’d like to re-plant elsewhere in your garden, you don’t need to splash out on seeds or young plants – by taking plant cuttings now, you can easily propagate new plants from your own stock. Hydrangeas, lavender, philadelphus and forsythia are plants that tend to root […]

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Transform your shed into a garden room

Posted 09 / 07 / 2018

The humble garden shed is often neglected, consigned to the end of the garden to be stacked full of rejected garden furniture and tools. But have you ever considered making a bit more of this space, perhaps even turning it into an extension of your home? This is a great way to bag a bit […]

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