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Greenhouse Gardening for Beginners

Greenhouse Gardening for Beginners

The idea of having a greenhouse out in our backyards or back gardens is a very appealing thought for a lot of people who may have an outside garden, raised beds or lot. It will create a different approach to gardening and becomes an important accessory that will assist us greatly with some of our horticultural tasks. The greenhouse or glasshouse as it is know to some people is primarily a nursery of sorts for the germination and propogation of…

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Mulching Lawn Mowers

Mulching Lawn Mowers

We may or may not have a lawn of some description, either out back or perhaps a front lawn and sometimes the routine of mowing this gets a bit tedious and monotonous. Its the same old same old for years and often we have experienced the feeling of…I thought I had cut this yesterday and suddenly realised that it needs to be cut again. This is a regular occurence, especially in late spring and throughout the summer months during the…

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Gardening with Polytunnels

Gardening with Polytunnels

Whether we are growing salads, vegetables, herbs or exotic flowers, a polytunnel is an invaluable accessory for our growing needs and requirements. The advantage that this gardening enclosure will give us cannot be underestimated as it will cater for all or most of our starting and seedling crops and plants, before we decide to plant outside in our raised beds or row gardens. Regardless of what the weather is doing outside, we can begin our growing season in this envoirnment…

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How to Keep Wildlife out of our Back Gardens

How to Keep Wildlife out of our Back Gardens

The idea of wild deer or rabbits flittering and sprinting through our lawns or back gardens is for some people a sight to behold, but for others its a nightmare, especially if we have a vegetable garden or lot, that we don’t wish to share with them. As most of the wild animals are by their nature, nocturnal and thus only come out at night to feed and forage, it can be rather difficult to see them as they will…

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Rewilding our Back Gardens

Rewilding our Back Gardens

Perhaps we are in a time in life that we don’t wish to garden anymore or for some reason we don’t have the time for all the garden maintenance, that is fine and there is a solution to this crisis. It’s called rewilding our back gardensĀ  and its a relatively new phenonomen. That should not be confused with letting our backyards grow wild, as it’s very different to this exercise. There are serious garden lovers who might baulk at the…

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Garden Smarter Not Harder

Garden Smarter Not Harder

As we approach the harvest and the fall, now is the time to reap the rewards of all of our hard work, which we invested throughout the growing year. Although the general maintenance is ongoing, we should at this time, see the fruits of our labor. As we all know at this stage that gardening can be a great way of getting some exercise and fresh air and is also a great way of relaxing and taking in the occasion…

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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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Keeping Pets out of our Gardens

Keeping Pets out of our Gardens

There are ongoing maintenance issues attached to all of our gardens throughout the year and one other big concern is how to keep pets out of our gardens. There are a multitude of solutions to this issue and sometimes we can go to all the rounds going, but to no avail. Household pets are clever, daring and mischevious, especially when we don’t want them to be. Be it dogs or cats, they have a serious sense of smell and can…

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Best Wood Chipper Shredder

Best Wood Chipper Shredder

The idea of having a wood chipper for all of our heavy duty shredding is perhaps a garden accessory that is necessary, especially if we have several trees that need trimming every year. We may have a leave shredder for our garden waste, but that device would not be strong enough for tree limbs or branches. In some countries it is against the law to have boundary trees or hedges encroaching onto our nextdoor neighbours and let’s face it, that…

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Garden Waste Shredders

Garden Waste Shredders

We have covered a lot of important gardening accessories here previously and one other item that may be one to consider is the garden mulcher or leaf shredder. The value or importance of these devices is very much underrated as they can make short work of all or most of our gardening waste. However we must not confuse these machines with wood chippers or shredders, while both doing the same line of work are still somewhat different. The woodchip chipper…

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