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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Garden waste bag collection in Swansea sprouts row

Garden waste bag collection in Swansea sprouts row By South Wales Evening Post | Posted: November 02, 2014 SWANSEA Council’s garden waste collection scheme has sprouted a row after homeowner David Chudleigh’s bags went uncollected. The 73-year-old had been working on preparing his Wimmerfield Crescent garden for the winter, which included pulling up any summer flowers that had...
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Must-Try Hydrangea Varieties

Must-Try Hydrangea Varieties Hydrangeas are perfect for every level of gardener. We show you top new varieties, including oakleaf hydrangea, blue hydrangea, white hydrangea, and other varieties that produce outstanding hydrangea flowers.
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Gardening jobs this month: March

What to do in the garden in March, from the gardening experts of Prima and Country Living From Prima gardening guru Ann-Marie Powell: ■ Continue planting new trees, hedges, climbers and roses. ■ Place orders for summer-flowering bulbs such as dahlias, canna and eucomis. ■ Continue planting lily bulbs. ■ Cut back hedges before birds start to nest. ■ Prune large-flowered clematis. ■...
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Job of the week

Grow early strawberries Enjoy delicious home-grown strawberries at least four weeks before you pick them from the garden, by bringing some plants into a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Planted in a large container or hanging basket, just three plants will provide you with enough fruit for an early taste of summer. Takes just 20 minutes Discover how to grow early strawberries Flowers – Dig...
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How to lay turf

Want a new lawn instantly? The quickest way to get one is to lay turf yourself. Here’s how. Step One: Get Digging When laying turf, it’s important that it is put on a smooth, firm, flat soil surface with good drainage. You shouldn’t lay it in an area that is over-shaded by trees or buildings. Turf can be laid at almost any time of year providing the soil isn’t waterlogged or frozen...
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