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Garden Makeovers – part 3

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think! We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   This weeks garden is on a down slope. It’s fairly small with raised beds and a shed. There is a raised patio that looks down onto the

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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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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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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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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 8

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 8 My garden isn’t peaceful or quiet   It would be lovely for buyers to step out into your garden and only hear the birds singing away in the trees, lucky for some eh? So if your garden is not the peaceful tranquil oasis you would like, what can you do to

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 7

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 7 The garden is a really awkward shape   Many gardens have ‘dead space’ areas that are awkward shapes and they usually end up as dumping grounds for all your garden stuff or your garden is a really difficult shape to have a garden at all – so how can the garden help

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 6

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 6 The garden is a little unloved…!   If your garden is a little unloved you are not making the most of one of your properties biggest selling features, it won’t probably put people off buying the house, but it won’t help get you the best sale price either.   What message are you

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 5

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 5 I have a boring view or there is no view!   Whilst we would love to look out of the window and see rolling hills and green fields many of our domestic views are a little less inspiring! You can make a very boring view a whole lot more interesting – but you

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