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Creating A Privacy Garden With An Eco-Friendly Twist

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Homeowners who want to have more privacy in their homes, should not look to batten down the hatches and draw the curtains. Instead, you should look outside, to your garden. It’s the best place to stop any prying eyes from even noticing your home. An eco-friendly opportunity awaits, as you can have all the private space you want, and not make the neighbourhood ugly. You don’t need to have large metal gates or tall fences. All you need is a little knowledge and love of getting your hands dirty. Here’s how to create a privacy garden… Continue reading “Creating A Privacy Garden With An Eco-Friendly Twist”

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How To Make A Natural Weedkiller

Weedkillers always worry me. Not only do we have kids, we also have pets and I never know how toxic they are to wildlife and insects either. So I decided to do some googling and came across a few recipes for making your own natural weedkiller. Most involved white vinegar and salt but in massive amounts which would make far too much for the average UK garden owner (let’s face it most new homes have a garden the size of a postage stamp!) I gave it a try, after a few hours we already saw results, so here is what we did… Continue reading “How To Make A Natural Weedkiller”

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A Little Garden Inspiration

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Finding the right ideas for your garden can be tough a call. All gardens vary so much and if you have a very small garden as I do, you will understand the difficulties of trying to find something that will work for you and the space you have. Whether you want plants, trees, a patio or new furniture here are a few garden inspiration ideas for you… Continue reading “A Little Garden Inspiration”

hydrangea in a garden

Upgrading Your Garden For A Low Maintenance Summer

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Now that the spring is here it is the best time to start looking at the garden and thinking of ways that we can upgrade it for the summer ahead. If you are either not a dab hand with gardening or you simply are too busy to spend a lot of time on the space, you might be searching for ways which you can make the gardening process a little easier on your for the warmer months. Today we are going to have a look at some of the changes you can make now to have a low maintenance summer garden. Continue reading “Upgrading Your Garden For A Low Maintenance Summer”

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Time To Put A Spring In Your Step When It Comes To Your Garden

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The weather is certainly warming up, and with the clocks now springing forward and us losing that precious hour of sleep, it really is time to start thinking about the garden. Not all of us are green-fingered, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have a usable space outside for our children or a garden that we can enjoy in those up and coming warm summer evenings. Let’s face it, they aren’t too far away. So here are some of the things you can start doing now to revamp your garden this spring. Continue reading “Time To Put A Spring In Your Step When It Comes To Your Garden”

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Earth Day: Making Your Garden More Eco-Friendly

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‘Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?’ Anyone with green fingers wants to answer “great, thanks!” There is no better feeling than cultivating a piece of land and transforming it into a haven. Whether it’s for you, the kids or the neighbours, the garden is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Plus, it’s not hard on the eyes either. Continue reading “Earth Day: Making Your Garden More Eco-Friendly”

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Start Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

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Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be an exciting project. It can save you money on groceries and it can help you to eat more healthily by relying on more organic foods. There are lots of ways to start growing your own produce – here are just several options. Continue reading “Start Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables”