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How to Create a Sensory Garden

How to Create a Sensory Garden

How many of us have been to visit a sensory garden and if so did we take stock of what these facilities entail. We may have been to one of these outdoor gardens and did not realise that we were passing through one of these and perhaps were not aware that these grounds even exist. They are a relatively new phenonomen and its possible that the benefits of these facilities were not realised until some detailed research and development was…

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Gardening Ideas for Seniors

Gardening Ideas for Seniors

Let’s face it, we are all going to face retirement and for those of us that want to enjoy our twilight years, where better to spend some of this time, but outside in our garden. When we get to that stage in our lives, say just after getting retirement from our day job, there will be a huge vacuum to fill. We will have gone from being super active on a daily basis, ie, Mon- Fri every week of the…

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Best Garden Kneelers for Raised Beds

Best Garden Kneelers for Raised Beds

One of the most used accessories that we as gardeners will use or require would be a garden kneeler, especially if we do a lot of ground gardening with our hands. If we are using raised beds, then stooping or kneeling is not as problematic as say, tending to a ground level garden. The raised garden beds will give that extra height comfort and its just one of the advantages of gardening in this manner. Gardening by it’s nature, requires…

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Benefits of Raised Bed Gardens

Benefits of Raised Bed Gardens

The benefits of raised bed gardening are too many to catalogue in a short post or article here, but we will endeavour to outline the fundamental and basic advantages of gardening with the raised bed system. In short, this above ground gardening system eliminates a lot of unnecessary dredgery and labour that we had to endure while working the old open ground back garden ways of previous years. We have moved with the times in one sense and thus our…

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Raised Bed Gardening for Seniors

Raised Bed Gardening for Seniors

Now the fact that we are in retirement and deciding to take things easy, does not mean that we need to stop our gardening habits, on the contrary, in fact its quite the opposite. We have done our bit for our country and now its time to find some new challenges and where better than to spend some of our free time, than out back in our backyard or back garden. We may or may not have been doing some…

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Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

Today, there are many benefits of raised bed gardening, so much so, a lot or most of the advantages have at this stage already, been tried, tested and proven. The horticultural experts and scientists have not, as of yet, listed or accounted for all of the positive features and are still doing trials and research as to exactly how good the benefits of raised bed gardening are. People themselves who are using or have used these raised bed gardens in…

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Raised Beds for Flowers

Raised Beds for Flowers

Today lets look at raised flower beds and the advantages of how they make our backgarden standout from the ordinary. Like the vegetables in raised garden beds, flowers will also thrive in their new found elevated surroundings for similar reasons. The soil is not compacted as it is fertile from the composted mix and the moisture and drainage problems are literally non existent. It is a good idea to have at least a depth of 8-10 inches, regardless of the…

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