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Gardening for Beginners

We've put together some simple guides to help the gardening novice get started.

 

How to prepare your soil

How to Cultivate your Soil

Soil cultivation (or digging) refers to turning over your soil to a spade's depth to bury weeds and debris into your soil and aerate the ground to avoid compaction. It makes it easier for air, nutrients and water to penetrate into the soil for plants to access.

 

Hanging basket tips

Hanging Basket Tips

Hanging baskets a easy and cost effective was to add some colour to the outside of your house if you don't have a garden. Here are our tips on how to perfect your hanging baskets. If you live locally, contact us for our hanging basket service.

 

How to plant bulbs in your garden

How to plant bulbs in your garden

Bulbs are an excellent addition to any garden. They provide a splash of colour in your borders throughout the year, many can also be planted in containers to provide a burst of colour anywhere in your garden, or even in your lawn.

 

Simple guide to roses

Simple Guide to Roses

If you are unfamiliar with Roses then you may be confused as to what the acronyms for our 8 rose groups that follow our rose names on our website actually mean. This guide explains what these indications mean and details of each rose group.

 

Feedintg and watering guide

Feeding and watering your plants

Plants, like all other living things, need a stead supply of food and water to stay healthy. It is important to ensure that there remain sufficient levels of the 3 key nutrients in your soil: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), often collectively referred to as NPK.

 

Pond care through the seasons

Pond care through the seasons

Ponds can provide a habit for a wide range of wildlife but do require some care and attention throughout the year to prevent them from silting up, turning into bog gardens and becoming an eye saw.

 

Understanding your soil

Understanding your soil

Insights to help you understand your current soil type: texture and composition, drainage, fertility and PH.We also share some tips for improving your soil and the best plants for different soil types.

 

Simple Planting Guide

Simple Planting Guide

Short, straight to the point, simple guide on how to plant container grown plants and root balled and bare root with additional specific advice for planting evergreens. Step by step guide to each part of the planting process with action photographs.

 


 

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