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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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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 4

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 4 There is a distinct lack of privacy!   Most modern gardens are overlooked by neighbouring windows, and it can be quite a turn off for prospective buyers -we would all love our gardens to be totally private, but if they are not, what can you do to minimise the impact of the

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 3

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 3 Creating a more interesting garden – cheaply!   OK, you are trying to sell your home and you think the garden is looking a little dull and uninteresting – it won’t stop you selling your home, but it won’t help to encourage a buyer to buy either! How to make your garden more interesting…

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