Fill Raised Beds: The Easy Way To Grow Nutritious Vegetables (with Soil Calculator)

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A raised garden bed is a perfect way to grow your vegetables, herbs, and flowers, but before planting, you need to fill your raised bed with the right type of soil. This blog post will teach you everything you need to know about how to fill raised beds, including why you should use raised beds, … Read more

Shade-Loving Vegetables: How to Grow a Thriving Vegetable Garden in the Shade

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A shade garden is a garden that is designed to accommodate plants that grow well in low-light conditions. This type of garden is often found in areas that receive little direct sunlight, such as under the canopy of trees or on the north side of a building.  Several reasons someone might choose to grow shade-loving … Read more

Bees and Space: How Much Do They Need?

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Honeybees are essential pollinators of crops and wild plants, but their populations have declined in recent years. One way to help reverse this trend is by becoming a beekeeper yourself. Before you invest in a hive and some bees though, you need to remember that bees need space! Surprisingly, bees actually require very little space, … Read more

Plastic Garden Pots Sizes: Does Size Really Matter?

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When it comes to plastic garden pots, does size really matter? That’s a question that many gardeners have. While there are benefits to both large and small pots, it really depends on the type of plant you’re growing. Gardeners often use plastic garden pots because they are relatively inexpensive and lightweight. However, there are some … Read more

Do I Need Permission To Build A Pond?

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If you’ve ever sat beside a gurgling river or stream and watched the wildlife coming and going, you will know how much life depends on water. Without water, there is no life. In the UK, we faced massive droughts through the summer this year, and we were getting quite concerned about the wildlife in our … Read more

Plant Problems: Why Does My Lavender Plant Not Smell?

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Lavender is a plant known for its relaxing scent, but sometimes your lavender plant may not smell as strong as you would like. There are a few reasons why this may be the case, and in this article, we’re going to explore why your lavender plant doesn’t smell like lavender and what you can do … Read more

Pollinators: What Colours Attract Pollinators More?

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Pollination is a process that every garden needs. It doesn’t matter if you grow flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit, or anything in between, you won’t get very far without pollination! Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma. This is done by insects mostly but also by wind and other means. If … Read more

Do Gardens Need Shade? 6 DIY Options For Overly Sunny Gardens

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This year has seen one of the sunniest years on record. The UK has had a huge drought and hit 40C (104F) for the first time in living memory. While the idea of hanging out on a sunny beach sounds rather blissful on a drizzly day, it’s not been all sunshine and rose (sorry for … Read more