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How to deadhead plants

Published: 9th August, 2017
Deadheading plants to encourage growth

Keep borders, flower beds, hanging baskets and pots in your garden looking fuller for longer with just a little deadheading care. Deadheading is the removal of any spent blossoms and seed pods from your perennials and annuals and it’s carried out for a couple of reasons. First of all, once the flower is spent it…

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How to get rid of Vine Weevils

Published: 26th July, 2017
how to get rid of vine weevils

Vine weevils are a dreaded garden pest in many ornamental crops as well as strawberries and other fruit crops. Adult vine weevils are about 7-10mm long, brownish black and have dull yellow spots on their back. They feed on the leaves of plants at night taking round bites out of the leaves from the edge.…

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Feeding your plants with liquid fertilisers

Published: 12th July, 2017
liquid feed or liquid fertiliser

Water alone is not enough to make plants strong, healthy and happy. Like all living creatures they breathe, they get thirsty and they are always hungry and need important nutrients to thrive.  But keeping plants fed needn’t be complicated or hard work. Liquid fertilisers, usually applied every one to two weeks during the growing season,…

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Lighting up your garden with solar lights

Published: 28th June, 2017
Gardman Solar lights

Your garden is a valuable space and a true extension of your house, yet so many of us only really use it during the day. Why not transform your outdoor space into an area that can be used day or night, light or dark? Garden lighting adds interest and brings a fabulous atmosphere to any…

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Time to celebrate Dads

Published: 14th June, 2017
Fathers Day man cave products

This Sunday is Father’s Day, a day to honour and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, their influence in society and all the special qualities possessed by our Dads. The celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least the Middle Ages, and it is observed on 19th March. But, according to…

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Strawberries for Wimbledon?

Published: 31st May, 2017
how to grow strawberries in time for Wimbledon

Strawberries are luscious, juicy and the quintessential English summer fruit. They were a particular favourite with the Victorians who adored them with sugar and cream as part of afternoon tea. The fashionable afternoon tea ritual was introduced to Wimbledon tennis in the early days of the tournament in the 1870s and persists today as part…

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How to plant perfect hanging baskets

Published: 17th May, 2017
A beautiful hanging basket

Hanging baskets provide vibrant colour at eye level to brighten up a doorway, wall or patio. When planted to form perfect domes, they can often look like the planting is complex and that they should be left to the hands of professional gardeners. Here we’ll tell you how you can quickly and easily establish beautiful…

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Grafted tomato plants – the secret to bumper tomato crops

Published: 3rd May, 2017
Grafted tomato plants

Grafted fruit and vegetables are becoming ever more popular with gardeners because of the larger, stronger plants that the process produces. This usually also means bumper yields. Tomatoes are no exception.  With their resistance to disease and tolerance of difficult growing conditions grafted tomato plants are quickly becoming a favourite in our gardens and greenhouses.…

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Spring lawn care

Published: 19th April, 2017
Grass seed and lawn care

Spring is a very important season when it comes to lawn care. After the cold temperatures and water logging of winter your green space will need careful attention to bring it back to its full summer glory. As the days start to lengthen in April and May the grass starts to grow and it’s the…

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Rhododendrons and Azaleas

Published: 5th April, 2017
Rhodedendron - Azalea

One of the most beautiful spring flowers as a shrub is the Rhododendron. They make great visual impact with their spectacular clusters of showy blooms and large green leaves that often stay green throughout the winter. Azaleas belong to the same Rhododendron family. There are more than 1000 species which are native to Europe, North America and Asia.…

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