CATEGORY Gardening

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Growing Columnar Fruit Trees

When you have a small garden, it can be difficult to have a large variety of plants and those plants also need to take up little space. One way to still have fruit trees, if your space is limited, it growing columnar fruit trees or training fruit trees to be vertical cordons. This method provides…

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Companion Planting for Your Vegetable Patch

If you are considering ways to improve your vegetable patch this year, one thing to consider is Companion Planting. Companion Planting means growing certain herbs and flowers alongside your vegetables, to help deter unwanted pests, attract pollinators and add valuable nutrients into the soil. Five plants most often used for vegetable gardens are: 1. Borage…

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14 Winter Plants that are Great for Winter Colour

Don’t let the gloomy UK winter get you down! Why not get some lovely winter bloomers to brighten up you garden? Getting plants that will do well in containers is ideal as you can always keep the ones that are currently blooming in the most ideal viewing space or optimise on their sun exposure. 14…

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Winter Prep for Your Greenhouse

As we slip into Autumn, it is a great time to start preparing your garden and greenhouse for winter. By conducting proper up-keep of your greenhouse, you will help to prevent mould and disease from becoming a problem. A few steps to getting your greenhouse ready are: Cleaning the greenhouse: 1. Remove seasonal plants 2.…

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Tomato Growing Tips

Tomatoes are one of the most useful and versatile vegetables to have in your garden. If you have been considering your hand at tomatoes, here are a few basics to growing them: • Choose which type you prefer- Cordon (or indeterminate) which grow tall and require support and Bush (determinate) bushy and do not require…