Gardening for Dummies – Basic Gardening Tips for Beginners

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Reading Time: 7 mins

  Gardening has long been a quintessential British past-time. The popularity of television programmes, such as Ground Force (for those that remember the glory of this show) and Gardener’s World, are a testament to our gardening heritage. With the rise in popularity of talent shows and minor celebrities ballroom dancing, we started to forget our love of gardening. But there has been a surge of interest and a desire to…

14 Beneficial Insects for Your Garden

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Reading Time: 5 mins

Regardless of whether you are just starting your gardening journey or are already a gardening pro, the question of how to stop detrimental pests from destroying your hard work will inevitably arise. The two most popular methods of garden pest control are using pesticides and organic pest control. Due to fears that commercial pesticides negatively impact the biodiversity of gardens more and more, people are turning to organic gardening pest…

9 Tips for Gardening with Dogs

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Reading Time: 4 mins

If you’re anything like me, then you love your dog and want to include them in as many of your daily activities as possible. Every dog owner has experienced the joy, frustration, and laughter caused by our four-legged friends who decide to help us complete a task and, in most cases, create even more chaos as a result. This is especially true when gardening with dogs. From trying to escape,…

Generation Rent: 3 Tips for Creating a Moveable Garden

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Reading Time: 3 mins

Today, we bring you an external expert to the table to tell us some nifty gardening tricks. Nicky Roeber is the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres. Here, he shares his top tips for creating a garden that can be packed up and moved — perfect for green-fingered members of “generation rent”. There are millions of people in the UK who are renting their homes and, if you’re one…

How to Make a Wildlife Garden

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Reading Time: 7 mins

With the massive industrialisation, intensive agriculture, and expansion of urban areas that has occurred in the UK since the 1950’s, we have lost 96% of the wild meadows which once dotted the landscape. While this is difficult to remedy due to the demands associated with an ever increasing population, there are steps we can take to address the issue locally. One of the best (and easiest) options is to cultivate…