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Bees & Butterflies

Attract bees and butterflies to your garden by following these simple steps below.   Bee Friendly Help a Tired Bee – Put two spoons of sugar with one spoon of water, on a spoon and leave in front of a tired bee. Once it’s eaten. it will be revived.   Plant vibrant and colourful plants, […]

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Summer Flowering Bulbs

When one thinks of bulbs it is usually the spring flowering Daffodils and Crocus that come to mind. However, some of the most colourful and dramatic summer flowering plants are grown from bulbs and tubers. Summer flowering bulbs start to appear in garden centres in January for planting later in the spring. If you are […]

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Getting to Grips with Compost

Here is a basic guide to what’s what in the compost world. John Innes composts are based on loam. Loam based composts tend to have better water retaining attributes and to re wet more easily than peat based composts. Loam is a fairly heavy material and it is particularly useful in containers where the pot […]

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How to Choose and Grow Herbs

There are many reasons to grow herbs. Essentially to merit a place in the garden a herb really needs to fulfil three requirements. Firstly it needs to be something you want to eat. Secondly you want to be able to enjoy its scent and thirdly to enjoy looking at it. Fortunately there are a vast […]

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How to Grow Pinks and Carnations

Pinks are not necessarily pink at all and come in a wide range of hues from white to cerise to purple and red. Pinks and Carnations belong to the genus Dianthus. Both have attractive flowers which are usually scented and have grey/green foliage. They can be divided into Old Fashioned Pinks, Modern Pinks, Border Carnations […]

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