Creating a flowerbed from scratch

Gardens are the envy of many people and certainly many neighbours. A pristine, well landscaped garden is something we all long for. However, it’s something that seems out of reach for so many, despite being perfectly within reach. To create a perfect flowerbed from scratch you don’t need any special skills, or even any previous green-fingered experience because we’re about to show you how.   Remove grass and unwanted vegetation Once you’ve decided exactly where you’d like your garden bed to be, you need to remove all grass and vegetation…

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Snow-proofing your garden

The UK has suffered some very weird weather patterns over the last few weeks and despite it being the 19th March, spring has most definitely not sprung.   It’s snow problem Although it might seem like the end of the world, one day of light snow shouldn’t be enough to kill your spring plants. Rather than panicking it’s important to remember that the soil must have been workable in order to be able to plant anything, and one day of unexpected weather isn’t enough to freeze it again. However, if…

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Heating Oil Tanks: Hide the Hideous!

Heating Oil Tank

If you are one of the 1.5 million homes in the UK which rely on heating oil, you’ll understand the struggle of maintaining a gorgeous garden with an unsightly lump of plastic ruining the view.  We’ve put together some ideas for disguising an oil tank, giving you back the scenic garden of your dreams, without compromise. These tips will also be useful if you wish to disguise bins, recycling, or any other element of your garden you deem unattractive. A heating oil tank can vary in size, typically ranging from…

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Lawn Care and Gardening: The Ultimate 2018 Guide

Sprouted spring flowers daffodils in early spring garden

As we are right in the middle of the festive period, thoughts are moving towards the new year and what we want to achieve in our homes and gardens. The new year can bring endless possibilities and gives you a chance to get things organised. Why not make this year the best yet and make your house a true relaxing haven for you and your family? Our effective lawn care and gardening tips are sure to get you off on the right foot. Plan Ahead This is the perfect time to plan…

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Attracting wildlife to your garden: the how to guide


Inviting wildlife into your garden is surprisingly easy and doesn’t cost a fortune. With our top tips you’ll have families of birds, mammals and bugs, enjoying your garden in no time. Bird/nesting boxes Bird boxes will encourage birds to breed in your garden but the types of birds you see will depend entirely on the type of box you introduce to your garden. When putting up nesting boxes you should ensure they’re sheltered and protected from the elements. Summer is always a good time to add them to your garden…

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Essential Gardening Tips for Beginners

Garden Flowers

Gardening is an art and a science. However, it’s not exact and it’s certainly not exclusive. It might not seem it when you walk past 20 pristine front gardens on the way to your own front door, but gardening really is for everyone. So, don’t be intimidated, pick up your tools and follow our list of essentials for gardening beginners.   Plants & Soil Knowing the type of soil you have in your garden is essential if you want your garden the thrive. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as simply…

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