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The Practical Gardener: Building A Backyard Suited To Modern Living

Our love of the garden has never changed, but pretty much every other aspect of our lives have seen dramatic evolutions. So, if you want to make the most of your backyard space, it’s imperative that it is designed with modern living in mind.

So, what are the best ways to bring practicality to your garden this summer? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “The Practical Gardener: Building A Backyard Suited To Modern Living”

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Living in Peace: Tips For Making Your Garden More Secure

Most of us have a fairly good understanding of what we need to do to keep our homes secure. Make sure we’re always keeping the front door locked, install a security alarm, and keep nothing on display that might inspire passersby to try their luck at breaking and entering, and job done, right? Perhaps not. Most burglaries don’t happen by chance; they’re targeting. And most don’t occur through the front of the house – criminal target the garden, which is often better hidden and laxer when it comes to security. To ensure you’re not targeting this way, we’ve put together a few useful tips that’ll up the security levels of your garden. Continue reading “Living in Peace: Tips For Making Your Garden More Secure”

lawnmower and grass trimmer review

Review: VonHaus Lawnmower and Grass Trimmer from Domu

Gardening for me has become a hobby that I love and with each year that we live here, I am even more determined to perfect ours. Unfortunately, our gardening tools are starting to fail us and we’ve been living with a secondhand lawnmower that has the handle taped together in a desperate attempt to save it for a little longer and a grass trimmer that gave up the ghost years ago– leaving me to trim all the border edges with garden scissors… yep, its a tedious job but the perfectionist in me just cannot leave it! Continue reading “Review: VonHaus Lawnmower and Grass Trimmer from Domu”

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Keep Your Garden Up to Date with Modern Garden Furniture

Matching garden furniture trends with garden design just got easier with this fantastic guide. Garden furniture is essential for any outdoor space and just by changing this key item, you can add an extra zing to the space. But how?

Continue reading “Keep Your Garden Up to Date with Modern Garden Furniture”

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Getting the Garden Summer Ready

With winter hopefully being left behind, it is the perfect time to get out in the garden and sort it out ready for the new growth, new planting and of course for the kiddies. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to say to Jake it’s too cold or wet to enjoy being out there so I am definitely ready for this to change.

I’ve worked hard to transform our tiny garden over the last few years and it has become a Continue reading “Getting the Garden Summer Ready”

greenhouse

A Beginners Guide To Growing In A Greenhouse

In the height of summer when the sun is shining, it’s easy to grow stuff in the garden. Any spare piece of grass can be planted on and you’ll have some great vegetables in no time. But when the cold weather starts to set in, it’s near impossible to keep stuff alive out there. There are winter vegetables that will grow, of course, but you’re limited in what you can grow in the cold. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make good use of your garden during the winter. If you want to carry on growing warm weather vegetables all year round, you need to get yourself a greenhouse. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can just put the greenhouse up and stick some vegetables in the ground and leave them to grow, there’s a little more to it than that. If you’re thinking about getting a greenhouse in the garden, read this beginners guide to get you started. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide To Growing In A Greenhouse”

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Why You Should Create a Wildflower Meadow in Your Garden

If you love flowers and a range of bees and beautiful butterflies, then chances are you’ll love having your own wildflower meadow in your garden – something which is possible even if you have only a modest amount of space.

Not sure? Here are some very convincing reasons to create a beautiful wildflower meadow in your garden this year: Continue reading “Why You Should Create a Wildflower Meadow in Your Garden”