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Author archives: David

What tools to buy - Part 1

  Gardening tools can be divided into two basic categories, hand tools and mechanical ones. The owner of a small garden can manage quite well with a minimum of mechanizat[...]

The Tools for the Job

It is no good trying to start a garden with poor tools. Cheap second-hand items are a false economy. I am not going to try to tell you that gardening isn’t a tiring occupation — [...]

Views from the Greenhouse Tips

We have put together some useful tips and advice for you! Plan - It is always best to have a plan as it saves a lot of time and effort. Always bear in mind size of plants, soil[...]

No garden at all

  This is virtually impossible because even though you may have no garden in the accepted sense, that is, an area of soil capable of being cultivated, if you want to grow[...]

The established garden

The established garden can be the easiest type of garden to inherit, or the hardest. If you take over a property which has been occupied up to the moment you move in, it is mor[...]

The derelict garden

  This is like the brand-new garden, only worse. It is usually found attached to old properties which have remained empty for a long time and then possibly been renovated. [...]

The Brand New Garden

This usually comes with the brand-new house. New gardens vary in size, of course, but these days they tend to be smaller than 30 or 40 years ago and plots of 30 ft by 50 ft (9 m by[...]

Harvesting and storing Seeds

Do you want to enjoy the annual flowers that have been beautifully in bloom this season again next year? Consider harvesting and saving your seeds. Harvesting dry seeds The b[...]

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