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Garden Projects

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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How to build a pond

OK, so while we are going to show you how to build a pond it might not be something quite as elaborate as the one above. Our expertise is providing manageable pond sizes which can be put together quickly and … 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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Top Ten Garden Pests

The unwelcome garden visitors that come back every year. Here’s a rundown of who they are and how to send them away. Slugs. These garden molluscs, along with their close relative the snail, are one of the most elusive pests … Continue reading

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Top Ten Trouble-Free Vegetable Crops for Beginners

Our list of easy to grow vegetables all have a good chance of first time success and will give you the skills you need to expand your gardening prowess. Radish. These crispy salad vegetables are quick and easy to grow. … Continue reading

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How to build a new zealand box compost bin

Hello and welcome back to the Quickcrop garden. Well, it’s a beautiful day in mid September and today we are going to build one of our large New Zealand Box composters. This the area where my old compost bins were … Continue reading

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Mini Polytunnel Kits For Vegetable Gardening

Mini Polytunnel Kits Our Quickcrop mini polytunnel kits have been designed to be attached, via a hinge, to a  timber raised bed. They can also be secured straight into the ground using the included  ground pegs. These mini tunnels act … Continue reading

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An introduction to pruning apple trees

We’ve had a number of mails recently looking for information on pruning apple trees, it’s too early now (late September) as the trees should be dormant but I’m delighted to include some information for later in the year. Pruning is … Continue reading

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Germinating Vegetable Seeds in a Heated Propagator

If you’re staring off your vegetable plants in early Spring you’ll need to give them some heat as temperatures will be too cold for the seeds to germinate. If you’re growing in a greenhouse or polytunnel you can use a … Continue reading

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How to Make a Heat Bench Propagator Using a Soil Warming Cable.

We propagate large amounts of vegetable seedlings in the early spring so need some heat to get them going. Clearly a heated propagator or heat mat isn’t really practical as we need such a large area so we use soil … Continue reading

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