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?

Why Does My Lavender Plant Not Smell

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

Blight: Can I Reuse Soil From Tomatoes With Blight?


Tomato blight is a fungal disease that can devastate a tomato crop. It is important to take measures to control the spread of the disease and to dispose of infected plants properly. Composting is a great way to dispose of infected plants and help control the spread of the disease. As a general rule, the … Read more

Is Rain Barrel Water Safe To Use On My Vegetable Garden?


Collecting rainwater in barrels or water butts is something that most gardeners do without thinking about it, but is this rainwater collected actually safe to use on your vegetable plot, and should you be giving any consideration to how you’re collecting water? I took a deep dive into this topic when it came up as … Read more