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Gardening by the Moon

Gardening by the Moon

We may or may not know that today, there exist’s a practice, known as gardening by the moon. This is a method of planting and sowing crops and seeds that is slightly different to the standard gardening methods that we may be familiar with. The big difference here is, these gardeners are goverened by the different cycles and phases of the moon. Indeed there are many books written on this subject and still to this day, people will religiously adhere…

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Wwoofing for Beginners

Wwoofing for Beginners

Wwofing for beginners is a topic that people may not know a great deal about, or perhaps may have never have heard of. The wwoofing industry is a relatively new phenonomen and it’s a great way of getting people into the ideas and methods of organic farming and also its a platform of introducing people into how farming and vegetable growing works. It’s a two way street of sorts, in that it introduces and gives people that farming experience in…

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Explained Myths on Raised Bed Gardens

Explained Myths on Raised Bed Gardens

There is a misconception abroad that raised bed gardens are more trouble than they are worth and that the whole exercise of gardening in this manner is not worth considering. Well nothing could be further from the truth. So let’s explain away that myth and put those rumours to bed straight away. The concept of raised bed gardening is really taking hold in such serious strides and as we write this post, people are getting more and more interested in…

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Hydrangea for cut Flowers

Hydrangea for cut Flowers

We have all heard of the hydrangea shrub and how good the flowers look in the late summer time. These are a great shrub to have in our gardens as they are very easy to grow, make a fantastic colourful display and need little or no maintenance. The only maintenance worth mentioning here is to prune these back hard in the springtime and that is pretty much what’s required. They will grow in most soil types but they prosper in…

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Raised Beds vs Row Gardening

Raised Beds vs Row Gardening

Ask most gardeners which method of gardening is better, ie, raised beds vs row gardening and you will get a plethora of results. Some will swear by the old open ground or rows and more recently others will suggest that raised bed gardening is hard to better. It depends on who you ask and I suspect that those hardened gardenrs who have used the row or drill methods will unwavering swear by this system that they have used for years….

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Health Benefits of Gardening

Health Benefits of Gardening

We all know that walking is a great way to relieve stress after a hard day’s work, be it at the office, on the road or at home looking after the kids. It’s one surefire way of getting rid of all that pent up pressure and anxiety that a challenging day could bring us. It has been the greatest, medicinal free solution to all of those emotional, physical and work related issues and is still being recommended by physicians, psychologists,…

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Garden Hanging Baskets

Garden Hanging Baskets

Now that we are nearing high Summer, the evenings are getting much longer, the days are more much warmer, its the time for planting and filling of our garden hanging baskets. Along with these we may also plant flower pots and window boxes and  get them ready for treating us with a majestic display and show of colour throughout the summer months. As soon as all frosts have dissappeared from our radars and we see these seedlings or baby plants…

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Planting Summer Flower Containers

Planting Summer Flower Containers

With the passing of Spring and the arrival of Summer, now is the time to start thinking about planting up some flower pots, window boxes and hanging  baskets. All garden centres and nurseries are bursting at the seams with every type and variety of a summer bedding plant that you could ever imagine. We are looking at border bedding flowers like Pansies, Violas, Busy lizzies, Trailing lobelia, Marigolds and many many more, too many to mention. We have the larger…

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