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Eco-gardening gifts are perfect for Christmas!

Eco-Gardening Christmas Gift Ideas It’s time for thoughtful gifts, candy canes, holly, twinkling lights and the wonderful smell of pine, spruce and fir to fill the air. They all stoke the general good cheer, characteristic of the winter holidays. But living sustainably also makes us aware of the excess and waste created at Christmas. We […]

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The Difference Between Biodegradable vs Compostable

Biodegradable vs Compostable All compostable items are biodegradable, but not all biodegradable products are compostable!   Do you know the difference between biodegradable vs compostable when it comes to the things we use in and around the garden? We keep hearing the terms biodegradable and compostable when talking about doing our bit by recycling and […]

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What is Coco Coir?

What is Coco Coir? Coconut coir, also known as coco coir or coco peat, is popular with a wide range of consumers: Urban gardeners, container gardeners, hydroponic growers, commercial nurseries, and even homeowners with houseplants who are trying their hand at indoor gardening. Coco coir is a versatile, natural, organic and sustainable material that is […]

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Project Hydrangea Cuttings

We purchased a super pretty in pink Hydrangea in a small plant shop in a backstreet of a seaside town. It is a Macrophylla (Mophead or French) type.  Originally from Japan, this is one of the most widely grown deciduous shrubs. As well as the gorgeous flowers, there were several non flowing stems that were […]

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Project Heuchera

  AIM – To rescue Heuchera Plum Pudding from the dreaded vine weevil   This heuchera (aka Coral Bells) was looking very sorry for itself so considering they are very tough plants, it means only one thing … vine weevil! We just pulled the plant up as its roots had been eaten, then split the […]

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Project Recycle Plastic Packaging

AIM – To find a use in the garden for plastic packaging When you order products online, they often come with plastic packaging to stop them moving around.  Whilst this is good protection for the item, it creates a lot of waste plastic so we decided to see if we could reuse some in the […]

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Project Plug Plants

AIM – To grow on plug plants purchased at a garden centre into full size plants to create a stunning hanging basket. During spring, the garden centres are full of plug plants to buy.  They come in a wide range of choices from individual plants you can choose and also ready grouped collections.     […]

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Project Primula

We love primulas of all kinds and grow many colours and varieties. There are wonderfully diverse plants and many flower for up to 10 months of the year with only a short time in summer resting and even then the evergreen leaves remain. One of our favourites is the polyanthas types as their flowers are […]

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators

Encourage More Wildlife Into Your Garden By Growing Plants For Pollinators If we want to encourage more insects and wildlife into our garden spaces, we need to have a variety of different plants for pollinators in our flower borders. Not only do you get year round colour, you are offering a wild buffet of pollen […]

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