Overwatered Plants: The Cure and The Cause

Posted by Alix Francis on 14th Nov 2017

One of the first things you learn when becoming a gardener is that if you don’t water your plants, they will die. However, that being said, it works the other way too, overwatering your plants can also cause them to die early.Overwatering plants is one of the biggest issues seen with plants today, people often tend to water their plants if they aren’t looking too healthy or have begun to wilt or lose leaves, etc. which could be the beginning of a costly mistake. You can easily diagnose whether you are overwatering your plants with these 7 signs;Root RotRoots should have a healthy white
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​Cold frame gardening

Posted by Alix Francis on 6th Nov 2017

Your growing season doesn’t have to come to an end when the weather starts to get colder, there are many choices available on how to extend your growing season, one of them is by using a cold frame.Cold frames are essentially small, simple greenhouses that protect and shelter your plants from the cold weather. They are built like a raised bed with a clear lid (Glass or Twin wall) attached to it. The clear lid lets in heat from the sun, warming your plants whilst keeping them protected from the elements creating a microclimate that is warmer than your garden.You can extend your grow
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Bonfire Night Safety Tips

Posted by Alix Francis on 3rd Nov 2017

Bonfire Night Safety TipsThe time of year has soon snuck up on us where people will be lighting the skies with fireworks and glowing bonfires, it’s important to remember to stay safe this bonfire night whether you are at home or a fireworks display, keep safety in the back of your mind so you can enjoy the celebrations safely.We’ve put together the following tips on staying safe this bonfire night;BonfiresKeep everyone at a safe distance from the fireBonfires should be at least 15 metres away from houses, trees, fences, sheds, overhead cables, etc. on open groundBefore you light your bon
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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition

Posted by Alix Francis on 23rd Oct 2017

This Halloween we’re giving you the opportunity to win 1 of 5 Halloween hampers. All you have to do is upload your carved pumpkin to our Facebook page for a chance to win.We want to see you use your creativity and skills to carve the creepiest pumpkin you can imagine.If you get stuck, have a look at our pumpkin templates here for ideas and inspiration.The competition closes on 31st October 2017.Good luck.Pumpkin Carving InstructionsStep 1: Find the perfect pumpkinThe bigger, the better. We found it easier to carve pumpkins which were bigger but it’s completely up to you, if y
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How to clean a greenhouse

Posted by Alix Francis on 11th Oct 2017

There will come a time when a little bit of cleaning and maintenance is required for your greenhouse. It’s not everyone’s favourite job but it’s a job that needs doing. It helps to prevent diseases, fungus and other pests from growing and causing havoc throughout the greenhouse.Plants and veggies need a good growing environment and all the sunshine they can get, especially in winter months. It’s essential you keep your greenhouse cleaned, maintained and in good shape. Try to look at this as a fantastic opportunity to reorganise your greenhouse and get everything ready for busier months.
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