Tip of the Month

Monthly Care for Your Garden and Plants

What is Better: Real or Artificial Christmas Tree?

With Halloween behind us, Christmas is fast approaching and many businesses have already started putting up their holiday decorations. It is at this time that countless people throughout the country are faced with an annual dilemma, to buy a real Christmas tree or an artificial one. While either option can be found on both the naughty and nice lists, the short answer is that real trees are the better choice…

How to Protect Your Garden from Severe Weather Damage

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As the country begins taking stock of the damage caused by hurricane Ophelia and works to restore power to much of Scotland and Northern England, gardeners throughout the country are lamenting the destruction of their gardens. It may seem strange to worry about a ruined garden while there are people living without electricity, but many of us pour our hearts, souls, hard work, and time into crafting our ideal garden…

Foxes in Garden – What You Need to Know

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Deposit photos / leungchopan “As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University” Blackadder Goes Forth, 1989 The humble and cunning fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a common sight in towns, cities, and gardens throughout the UK. Sadly, many have come to view foxes as dangerous animals whose only thought is to kill. While it is important to keep in mind that wild animals can…

Ant Killer Tactics – How to Get Rid of Ants in the Garden

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Ants. Love them or hate them, it is undeniable that they are amazing creatures. With large, complex societies, fungus-farming techniques and an empire which almost spans the entire globe, it is a blessing that they are so small and have not yet developed an overwhelming collective intelligence. During the summer months, you may have noticed convoys of ants going to and fro in your garden. Some may have even made…