Garden tasks

Saving seeds from your garden

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014

Collecting seeds from your garden is a great way to get new plants for free, plus you can swap them with friends or at organised seed swaps.

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Getting rid of garden waste

Posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2013

With Bonfire Night almost here, many of us will be taking the opportunity to get rid of some garden waste on the traditional bonfire (check for hedgehogs first though and make sure garden fires are allowed by your local authority). But burning garden waste regularly has environmental implications that not every gardener is comfortable with. So how else to get rid of garden waste? Well, here are some ideas…

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Autumnal lawn care

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

I always feel very sorry for lawns. Almost every lawn is used and abused by its owners and rarely given the care and attention that it needs. Yet the plucky grass continues to grow and provide that fabulously green surface for us to relax and play on.
We seem to forget that a lawn isn’t one [...]

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Shed storage solutions - for free!

Posted on Friday, December 30th, 2011

As the Christmas festivities recede and the poor weather and dark evenings deter all but the keenest gardener, many of us will turn our attentions to the shed. In particularly to sort out the debris left over from last year’s activities.
If you’re anything like me, the autumnal ‘big push’ to sort out the garden has [...]

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Gardening and Murphy’s Law

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011

Yesterday I made a determined effort to catch up on gardening jobs, my priority being to get the shrub pruning done. So merrily I set myself to work, the hydrangeas lost their now raggedy mopheads, the cotinus was trimmed to maximise the foliage display, the eucalyptus pollarded for cute, rounded, juvenille leaves and the buddleja [...]

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Tidy workspace = tidy gardening

Posted on Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Imagine somewhere truly awful. A place you would avoid visiting at all costs. Think leech-infested swamps, the pits of hell or a teenager’s bedroom. Got the visual image? Good. Now ratchet up the horror level a bit and you’re getting close to how I feel about today’s job…clearing out the garage!
The garage in question is [...]

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