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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 no longer feels such a chore   If you haven’t time to read on, download our free 11 page guide to making your garden

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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. #heresmyhedge Have

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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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How ‘green’ are Bedding Plants?

How ‘Green’ are Bedding Plants?   A strange title you may be thinking, of course bedding plants are green – they’re plants and all the plants we put in our gardens must be good for the environment surely?   In the UK nearly £1bn is spent on bedding plants each year – that’s a lot of money and an awful

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Who are flowers for?

Who are flowers for?   Flowers are for us to admire – right?   Well absolutely yes they are, but flowers aren’t just for us, many of today’s modern blooms however are created primarily to please the human eye – but are we forgetting who flowers are really for?   Let’s take you back a few hundreds of millions of

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BEE Responsible Gardening

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”  Albert Einstein     That’s a scary statement – but it’s pretty much true.   So we really need to help maintain the bee populations globally.

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