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Garden Ideas: Brightening up your dreary bits!

Garden Ideas: Dull, dark & dreary gardens.   Not all of us have wonderful sun-filled gardens and to be honest a bit of shade is always welcome, but what if your garden is just shaded. It can easily appear dull dark and rather dreary – so how do you go about brightening up your dreary bits. Luckily we have a few garden

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Garden Ideas: Gardening on a tight budget!

Garden Ideas: Making a Garden on a tight Budget.   OK, so you’ve just got your brand new house and with it comes a brand new garden….how exciting. But the view’s a bit naff and you’ve not a lot of money available to fix it.     What can you do to create a garden with hardly any money to spend?

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How to get Low Maintenance Planting for Pots

Low Maintenance Planting for Pots This is a bit of a misnomer;  planting in pots will always more labour intensive than planting in soil as plants never evolved to grow in a pot! Plants were not designed to grow in a pot and so will be more demanding. There are ways to reduce the time you spend tending to your pots.  

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How to get a Low Maintenance Border in your Garden

A Low Maintenance Border in the garden that looks great all year…yes please!   Creating a low maintenance garden is all about understanding what YOU need your  garden to do for YOU…. get that right & gardening will not feel like such hard work.   If you haven’t time to read on, download our free 11 page guide to making your

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How to get a Low Maintenance Lawn

Low Maintenance Lawns – are they possible? Lawns are very definitely not low maintenance….but you can lower the time you have to spend manicuring them. If you love mowing and trimming the lawn and it’s part of your favourite weekend routine, then please don’t read any more, if however your lawn is a bit of a pain in the ‘sunday mornings’

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How to get Low Maintenance Hedges

As part of our series on creating a low maintenance garden we thought it a good idea to see how you can grow a low maintenance hedge. Ah hedges, us Brits love hedges! There are millions of miles of hedging in our gardens, some more lovingly maintained than others and some are works of art in their own right. We trim them, straighten

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How to get Low Maintenance Paths

Paths – we’ve all got them   Top tips for reducing the amount of time on unwanted garden chores! We all have paths in our gardens, but the choice of the type of path to use can really affect how much time you have to spend on unwanted chores and tidying up.   So what advice and tips are there for ensuring the

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden – part 2

How to actually create one! We all love the idea of having a low maintenance garden, it conjures an image of lazy summer days spent in your garden watching the bees buzzing and you just relaxing. The reality though, generally involves you spending far too much time on mowing the grass, trimming the edges, weeding paths and taming the triffids! But with a

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden? part 1

What is a Low Maintenance Garden and how can I have one?   We would all love to have a beautiful but low maintenance garden, but what do we really mean by the phrase ‘low maintenance garden’?   Reducing the amount of time spent on unwanted chores in the garden is always desirable, but really low maintenance gardens take a lot of

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Hedgehogs and why you need one

Why help hedgehogs?   Despite the fact they adorably cute and have been on this planet for about 20 million years, we’ve lost a third of our hedgehogs over the last 10 years. It seems likely from long-running surveys that there are fewer than a million hedgehogs left in the UK.   If that isn’t reason enough, hedgehogs actually play

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