Category Archives: Garden

Planning a garden

Designing a garden can sometimes sound a bit daunting, but if you take care and use the space wisely, you’ll have a practical area that will last for many years. Designing on paper First thing to do is measure your … Continue reading

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Repotting plants

If you’ve just moved into a house that has a garden, or you’re only just beginning to dabble in growing your own plants, one of the first things you’ll need to know is how to repot a plant. It’s not … Continue reading

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Protecting your decking during the winter

Protecting your decking area throughout the winter months is a great idea to enhance its lifespan and keeps it looking great for when the sun comes. It is important to stain your decking before the winter weather comes so aim … Continue reading

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Understanding aggregate

Aggregate is a material commonly used in construction.  It is actually an ancient art, dating back to the Romans who perfected the art of mixing building materials to improve the strength of the finished product.  Today, aggregate, often found in … Continue reading

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How to seal your deck

One of the best ways to keep your deck looking its best, year after year, is to seal it. Sealant helps keep water, mildew and even dirt from damaging the integrity of the wood. Since your deck is outdoors and … Continue reading

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Decking for your garden

Before getting started on a decking project, there are some crucial points to consider in order to ensure the most effective use of the new space. First of all, consider what the decking is to be used for.  This will … Continue reading

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Growing broad beans

Broad beans sometimes get a reputation for being bitter but this is largely due to the fact that when they are picked, the sugars in them immediately start to turn to starch.  Broad beans straight from the garden are often … Continue reading

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Pruning shrubs

When pruning a hedge, start at the top using either a sharp pair of hand shears or an electric hedge trimmer. To ensure the top is straight, set two stakes into the ground and use them as a guide by … Continue reading

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Work from home in your very own garden studio

The rapid rise in moving costs across the UK means that many people are now considering an innovatively designed garden studio as a cost-effective alternative to moving.  A well-designed garden studio offers a modern look, clean lines and is as … Continue reading

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How to create a compost heap

Producing your own compost is both cheaper and more environmentally friendly than buying from a garden centre, so why not give it a go? Start your heap in an enclosed area on top of exposed earth to allow worms and … Continue reading

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