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When to Prune Your Shrubs & Trees: The Ultimate Guide

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Reading Time: 7 mins

Shutterstock / By chanchai plongern The gardening task which most gardeners dread, especially those new to gardening, is often pruning plants. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out how and when to begin pruning. The primary concern is that we will take too much of the plant off. However, pruning is not as difficult or intimidating as one might expect. By the end of this guide, you will have…

How to Choose Gardening Gloves

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Reading Time: 3 mins

Shutterstock / By markus spiske Gardening is a beloved British pastime and one that has been enjoying a resurgence of interest in recent years. As with any hobby, it is important to have the right tools for the job and we have covered the gardening basics in a previous article. However, there is one piece of gardening equipment which is often forgotten or disregarded altogether, gardening gloves. A lot of…

How To Cure Box Blight Once And For All

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Reading Time: 6 mins Shutterstock / By Yuriy Biryukov For generations, gardening has been a popular pastime in the UK. Regardless of whether it is an ornamental or vegetable garden, the act of sculpting the land around us to create our very own oasis of tranquillity provides a sense of comforting accomplishment, as well as a great way to express creativity and individuality. However, gardeners across the country must remain…

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…