7 Tips on How to Save Water in your Garden
May28

7 Tips on How to Save Water in your Garden

Just as we would save water in the home, it is important to conserve it in the garden too. Why? Firstly, to save money (especially if like 40% of the population, you are on a water meter) and secondly, because when in high demand, an astounding 70% of our water supply can be used to quench our gardens’ thirst alone. Here we have listed seven ways to minimise the use of water in our gardens. 1. Water at the right time A large number of...

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Morning Glory Plant
Nov20

Morning Glory Plant

Morning Glory Plant, one of September’s birth flowers, boast slender stems, trumpet-shaped flowers and heart-shaped leaves. They’re annual climbers and come in a range of beautiful colours, including magenta, pink, white and purple-blue. They’re often described as romantic flowers because of their old-fashioned charm, pretty shape and sweeping tendrils that unfold in the sunshine. There’s certainly something magical about these...

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Garden Helpers – Best Plants for Pollination
May28

Garden Helpers – Best Plants for Pollination

Even our gardens need a little help from Mother Nature every now and again, so read on to learn more about the best plants for pollination… Aster x frikartii In early summer to autumn, butterflies often sunbathe as they feed on these perennial daisy-like blooms. Laden with pollen and nectar, they are tremendously popular with a wide range of different insects. Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) Boasting a series of slender cones, each...

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How to grow chrysanthemums in your garden
Sep17

How to grow chrysanthemums in your garden

Are you getting your garden ready for the coming autumn months? Then chrysanthemums are a must have, they are absolute show stoppers during this time of the year. To get you started on turning your garden into a thing of beauty this autumn, here is how to plant and grow your chrysanthemums. First thing’s first though – what type of chrysanthemum are you planting? There are thousands to choose from, including: Single – long, daisy like...

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5 tried and tested bug repellents
Jun12

5 tried and tested bug repellents

No garden is completely free from pests and disease – fungal infections, caterpillars and beetles are just part and parcel of having a garden. Fortunately for us green fingered gardeners, we can fight back against these predators without risking our own health (or that of our family and plants). We also don’t need to spend a fortune on nasty chemical insect repellents either. Simply changing the way we take care of our garden can do...

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10 tips from National Gardening Week
Apr15

10 tips from National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week 13 – 19 April With spring finally here, it’s time to get those green fingers out and get gardening! The sun has finally graced us with its presence so make the most of it and get out into your garden and prepare it for this year’s bloom! In light of the change in season, it’s an exciting month for your garden and according to National Gardening Week there are ten jobs you should be doing this month: Be...

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