How to make compost for the garden, shows a handful of compost
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How to Make Compost for the Garden

  How To Make Compost For The Garden I enjoy making compost, it’s a good feeling when you turn out the compost bin to find nutrient rich, organic humus that you can use on your garden, made from garden and organic household waste. The one thing to remember is that the best garden compost needs …

What jobs to do in the garden in September
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What Jobs to do in the Garden in September

  What Jobs To Do In the Garden In September September is a beautiful month for me. The light is softer, the colours more muted. It’s the end of summer and autumn is upon us. Despite the still hot temperatures, there is a distinct chill in the early morning air. Mist hangs on the countryside, …

Tulips and muscari, how to plant spring flower bulbs
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Step by Step Guide How to Plant Spring Flower Bulbs

  Step by Step Guide How to Plant Spring Flower Bulbs One of the nicest September gardening tasks is planting all those lovely spring flowering bulbs that you have bought. The sense of anticipation and optimism is wonderful and up lifting. Imagining how your spring flowers are going to look while making your selections and …

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How to Make a Rain Garden

How To Make A Rain Garden What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden is suitable for any garden where there are roofs from which to collect rain water, house roof and the roofs of outbuildings. The ideal garden needs a slope of less than 10%. The best time of year to build a rain …

Rudbekia, a daisy like flower in golds and orange
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Autumn Plants Containers

  Autumn Plants Containers Some parts of your garden may be looking a little tired by the end of summer. Summer bedding has exhausted itself and flowers are starting to fade. Fear not fellow gardeners, I can assure you that there is no shortage of plants that you can choose to add instant Autumn interest …

White lace cap hydrangea
Summer Gardens

8 Of The Best Late Summer Flowering Shrubs

8 Of The Best Late Summer Flowering Shrubs As gardeners, we strive to grow a variety of plants, trees and shrubs that will provide us with year round interest in our gardens, but towards late summer some perennial and border plants are starting to have had their day in the sun and many shrubs have …

Wild Flower Garden Ideas

  Wildflower Garden Ideas Who doesn’t love a wildflower meadow or a swathe of wild colour by the roadside? Or a ripe cornfield dotted with scarlet poppies? Who recalls, as a child making daisy chains or holding a buttercup under their chin to test whether they like butter? Or told the time by blowing away …

August garden jobs
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What Jobs to do in the Garden in August

  What Jobs To Do In The Garden In August It is the last of our summer months and you may be thinking about what jobs to do in the garden in August. Schools are out, holidays are close and you have lots on your plate but you need to do some basic garden maintenance …

Duck egg blue painted entrance to an old style greenhouse

The Best Price Summer Houses In Your Garden

  The Best Price Summer Houses In Your Garden It’s the time of year when we want to spend as much of our day outdoors as possible, to make the most of warm, sunny weather and balmy, calm evenings. With the focus on staycations this year why not invest in one of the best price …

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How to Grow Succulent Plants

  How To Grow Succulent Plants Succulents are plants that store water. They grow in arid climates or arid soil conditions in areas that have little or no rainfall. They conserve water in their thick fleshy leaves or stems. This is an introduction on a diverse and very interesting group of plants. How to grow …

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