What to do in the garden in November

Timely Tips In the flower garden There’s still time to plant daffodil bulbs and other spring flowering bulbs for a magnificent start to next years display. Plant tulip bulbs now to prevent Tulip Fire infection. Plant up a terracotta pot of hyacinth bulbs for a simple but stunning display next spring. Now is the ideal time to plant a magnolia tree for a beautiful spring display. Gather up...
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What to do in the garden in October

What to do in the garden in October There’s always something to be doing in the garden, whether it’s pruning, tidying or sowing, so here’s a compilation of jobs that need doing to help you plan your essential gardening tasks for October. In the flower garden Now that colder weather is approaching, protect half-hardy plants with fleece or bring into a frost-free greenhouse. Lift...
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What to do in the garden in April

Whatever size your garden is, there’s always something that needs doing out there, whether it’s pruning, tidying or sowing seeds. This useful article lists out everything you need to be doing now with regards to your flowers, vegetables, fruit trees and bushes, greenhouse, lawn, planning for next month and other little odd jobs – Gardening in...
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DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a contamined soil area. Also, if you have back problems, raised beds can be the perfect solution. But there’s one disadvantage: you have to build the bed before you can start your garden. While garden bed is a simple construction, it’s still...
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Hedgehog Awareness Week

Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from May 3 to 9, 2015 and hedgehoggy events are being organised all around the country! Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them. This year efforts are focussed on gardeners – there is so much that gardeners can do to...
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DIY Concrete Hand Planters & Bowls

…I squeezed the fingers of the glove to push the air out and then to get the cement to the bottom of the fingers you have to sort of “milk” the fingers as if you were milking a cow. (I’ve never milked a cow, but I might be pretty good at it now.) It takes a bit to make sure there are no air pockets. I had to work kind of fast because the cement I was using starts to set in 15 minutes....
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