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Plant Propagation From Cuttings

Plant propagation is creating new plants from existing plants, this can be done using seeds, bulbs, taking cuttings from existing plants, and dividing roots. Taking cuttings is by far the easiest way to propagate. The first step should always be … Continue reading

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Tips on sprouting or ‘chitting’ seed potatoes

As you can see from the image above our seed potatoes for this year have now arrived and are looking forward to going out to their new homes. We have the usual broad selection of varieties with the inclusion of … Continue reading

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Planting Garden Bulbs

Flowering bulbs are ideal for container gardening or as part of a vibrant garden border. They are one of the easiest plants to grow and with a little careful planning can provide a beautiful show of colour throughout the year.

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Maintaining a Garden Pond

Maintaining a garden pond ensures your garden stays healthy and provides the suitable environment for fish and plants to survive. It is important to practice regular maintenance routines which can involve inspecting and repairing the structure of the pond or … Continue reading

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How to Create a Raised Bed Herb Garden

A raised bed can provide the perfect environment for creating a herb garden. It can be positioned anywhere that suits you and can be maintained easily. A selection of plants can be mixed for a diverse range of foliage and … Continue reading

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How to Design a Garden Pond

Like so many garden projects designing a pond requires careful planning. There are so many options to consider depending on use, size, shape, material and situation. A careful compromise of these factors will produce a pond suitable for your needs … Continue reading

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Garden Pests

Vegetable Garden Pests Seeing your vegetable crops decimated by pests can be a very disheartening sight and it can happen seemingly overnight if proper preventative methods aren’t applied. Once the garden pest or pests have been identified you can go … Continue reading

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Irrigation in the Vegetable Garden

Regular watering and sensible irrigation is essential to the development of any plant, it is crucial for healthy growth and successful fruiting. Water is drawn from the root of the plant and transported through its capillary system, transferring valuable nutrients … Continue reading

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What Is Compost?

What is compost? In gardening terms the word compost can be confusing as it can refer to garden compost you make yourself or for bags of peat compost you would purchase from a garden centre. In their essence they are … Continue reading

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Diseases in the Vegetable Garden

Perfectly healthy plants can be affected by air, water or soil borne diseases at any time. Understanding the causes, identifying them early and taking effective action will help you establish and maintain a healthy vegetable garden. Anthracnose. This is a … Continue reading

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