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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…

How to Keep Pollen Out of Your Home

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Reading Time: 6 mins Spring is finally here and so is warmer weather, as well as the urge to open every window to let fresh air inside your home once again. For one in five people in the UK, however, the latter presents a dilemma. As most hay fever sufferers know, the beginning of each year becomes an internal struggle between the desire to welcome the fresh spring air with open windows and…

Your Guide to an Allergy-Free Garden

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Reading Time: 6 mins

While the advent of Spring is welcomed by most people, for a significant portion of the population season change brings only dread. Bags and pockets will be filled with extra packets of tissues and allergy medicine. That’s right, hay fever season is here and with it come the usual blocked or runny noses, watery eyes, and bouts of uncontrollable sneezing. One in five people in the UK now suffers from…

Natural Weed Killers You Should Use in Your Garden

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Reading Time: 4 mins Ask a gardener of any skill level what the hardest part of having a garden is and they will all tell you the same thing – getting rid of weeds. Invasive plants are everywhere and it’s no wonder why we have so many commercial weed killers on the market. However, synthetic pesticides pose a threat to children and pets if swallowed. Fortunately, there’s quite a lot of ways to…