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Topical Issues: How to recognise and control Sooty Mould

Published: 13th February, 2014
Sooty Mould

If you’ve noticed a black, powdery coating on the leaves of evergreens and ornamental plants such as azaleas, bay trees, camellias and laurels then the chances are they are suffering from Sooty Mould. Though this plant disease looks like a fungal disease it is in fact caused by sap-sucking insects. As they are feeding these pests excrete a honeydew…

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Six ways to deal with slugs and snails

Published: 10th September, 2012
Dealing with slugs and snails

Blimey they’re slimy! Slugs and snails are every gardener’s sworn enemies, but they’re not easy to exterminate – in fact all you can really hope to do is keep them under control. And numbers are always up in wet years, so you may be experiencing even greater problems from them this year than normal. Ignoring…

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How to re-pot your plants with ease!

Published: 11th July, 2012
re-pot with ease

Re-potting your plants doesn’t have to be a nightmare! In fact it is pretty easy once you get the basics right. Below is our quick guide to re-potting plants with ease: Step One A day before re-potting your desired plant, give it a good watering. This makes the re-potting process easier when the soil /…

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Hose pipe ban in Berkshire

Published: 27th April, 2012
Hosepipe ban

Although the current weather may make you think otherwise, there is still a hosepipe in affect for the Berkshire area. Spring is an important time of year where you need to stay on top of your garden to get the most out of it later in the year. So not being able to water your…

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David Austin award winning roses

Published: 19th March, 2012
David Austen roses

David Austin roses is the home for more than nine hundred different varieties of roses including award winning varieties. You may be thinking of a specific landscape design and you can certainly find much inspiration. A shrub rose may be a good choice for you since it can be trained to become the beautiful English climbing…

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A guide to compost

Published: 19th May, 2011

We stock 2 environmentally friendly peat-free composts: Miracle Gro Organic Choice All purpose Peat-Free Compost This is a specially formulated blend of recycled & natural materials plus Miracle Gro plant food, which lasts up to 3 months. The compost provides an excellent combination of moisture retention and drainage. Suitable for sowing seeds, taking cuttings, potting…

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