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How to Create a Kid-Friendly Garden

It goes without saying that teaching your kids about gardening can be beneficial in a multitude of ways. Along with enriching them with valuable knowledge and experience, you yourself also benefit from a second pair of hands! Even something as simple as a trip to a trade plant nursery can be incredibly enjoyable for kids of all ages.…
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Six Surprisingly Common Autumn Gardening Mistakes

Every season brings its own unique list of what to do and what not to do outdoors. Nevertheless, garden designers at all levels are often guilty of making exactly the same mistakes.

With the autumn season once again on its way, it’s time to think about what you should and shouldn’t be doing for the benefit of your garden. As you may have already seen, the list of advisable jobs and duties is practically endless. But there’s also an equally important list of the kinds of mistakes you might already be making.…
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Late-Season Flowering Plants for a Brighter Autumn

Contrary to popular belief, the end of the summer doesn’t have to mean the end of brightness and colour for your garden. It’s at this time of year that savvy garden designers begin focusing on a variety of late-season flowering plants.  The kinds of plants that can keep your garden looking beautiful well into the autumn.

But what’s also great about the following examples is that they are all taken from the RHS list of ‘plants for pollinators’. Which means that along with working wonders for your garden, they also provide a source of nectar and pollen for insects. Plants that look good and make you feel good – the perfect combination for conscientious garden designers.…
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Five Reasons to Consider Giving Hydroponics a Try

Now more than ever, garden designers the world over are trying their hand at hydroponic cultivation. Not only this, but they’re also recommending everyone else to do exactly the same. As far as most experts are concerned, hydroponics represents the future of crop cultivation for a variety of species and in any number of global regions. And while it may seem like a complex cultivation method on the surface, getting started with hydroponics is actually surprisingly simple.…
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10 Ways to Outsmart Common Garden Pests (Part Two)

As promised, we will now be returning to the all important subject of keeping your garden free of problematic pests next year. We’re sharing a bunch of our own personal favourite tips and a few extras from leading garden designers, who know exactly what it takes to keep pests at bay.…
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10 Ways to Outsmart Common Garden Pests (Part One)

When you find yourself dealing with a prolific pest problem, you can’t help but feel singled out and victimised. After all – why did they choose your gorgeous garden to attack and gradually lay waste to?

If insects and pests in general got the better of you and your garden this year, you certainly aren’t the only one. Not that it helps, but pests usually prove problematic for all gardeners and landscapers across the board. Even the kinds of landscapers who know every trick in the book aren’t necessarily immune to pest infestation.…
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Pruning: A Few Simple Mistakes to Avoid

For obvious reasons, pruning is generally interpreted as one of the simplest of all everyday gardening duties. To such an extent that when it comes to most things like shrubs, bushes and smaller trees, DIY types don’t think twice about taking matters into their own hands. And many do indeed produce impressive results. But at the same time, there are several common pruning mistakes garden designers encounter more than any others.…
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Natural DIY Pesticides That Actually Work

These days, most people are painfully aware of the devastatingly dangerous effects chemical pesticides can have on human health. It’s not only expert landscapers that can create gorgeous vegetable gardens at home. Nevertheless, growing your own food at home represents a constant struggle against millions of critters.…
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How Mulch Is Improving Global Air Quality

Mulching – it’s the kind of thing anyone who can do it should be doing. And it’s so easy, you don’t need the help of a wholesale plant nursery to get started.

Think about it – a 100% free and easy way to reduce water consumption, keep weeds out of the equation, deter pests and boost soil health, all at the same time.  You can always buy what you need from a wholesale plant nursery, but there’s really no need to.…
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Five Creative Uses for Fallen Leaves

Autumn always brings about the most extensive annual falling of leaves. But this doesn’t mean gardens aren’t inundated with dead leaves throughout the entire year. This of course is something that varies significantly, in accordance with numerous variables. The type of trees, the number thereof and the prevailing weather conditions at the time. Nevertheless, just when you think you’ve tackled the problem and tidied everything up, along comes another barrage of dead leaves to mess up your hard work once again!…
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How to Create a Kid-Friendly Garden

It goes without saying that teaching your kids about gardening can be beneficial in a multitude of ways. Along with enriching them with valuable knowledge and experience, you yourself also benefit from a second pair of hands! Even something as simple as a trip to a trade plant nursery can be incredibly enjoyable for kids…
read more >>

Rubrum

Six Surprisingly Common Autumn Gardening Mistakes

Every season brings its own unique list of what to do and what not to do outdoors. Nevertheless, garden designers at all levels are often guilty of making exactly the same mistakes. With the autumn season once again on its way, it’s time to think about what you should and shouldn’t be doing for the…
read more >>

Acer Shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’

Late-Season Flowering Plants for a Brighter Autumn

Contrary to popular belief, the end of the summer doesn’t have to mean the end of brightness and colour for your garden. It’s at this time of year that savvy garden designers begin focusing on a variety of late-season flowering plants.  The kinds of plants that can keep your garden looking beautiful well into the…
read more >>

Anemone x. hybrida ‘Queen Charlotte’

Five Reasons to Consider Giving Hydroponics a Try

Now more than ever, garden designers the world over are trying their hand at hydroponic cultivation. Not only this, but they’re also recommending everyone else to do exactly the same. As far as most experts are concerned, hydroponics represents the future of crop cultivation for a variety of species and in any number of global…
read more >>