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    Make your own leaf mould

    What could be better for your garden and the environment than making your own leaf mould? In the autumn (fall) simply gather up your fallen leaves and help them to form leaf mould. It is so easy and you can use it as a mulch or soil improver the…

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    Seedlings – how to transplant

     I love growing plants from seed. It is so economical and you really feel connected to your plants. Growing your own plants from seed is so satisfying. If you have never done it I really recommend it. You do not need any fancy equipment to try, just some warmth…

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    Sweet Peas Success Secrets

    Sweet peas are absolutely gorgeous flowers and the scent is exquisite. As a bonus, the more you cut them the more they flower. If you grow them in your garden you can have them as cut flowers in your house all summer. This can be from June until October.…

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    Free Fuschia Plants from Cuttings

    I love my fuschia plants in the summer. I have them in baskets and planters around the outside of my house. They are tender varieties so I have to replace them or overwinter them in my greenhouse. I also increase my plant stocks by taking cuttings and it could…

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    Successful Seed Sowing

    Seed sowing is so easy and satisfying. Do you love flowers in your garden? Is there anything better than enjoying the sight and scent of beautiful blooms in your garden that you have grown from seed yourself. It is so satisfying! Well, you can enjoy hundreds of flowers for…

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    Craft,  Gardening

    Upcycle a broken garden table

    Last summer I treated myself to a small round glass garden table to put next to my swing seat. It was to hold my cold drinks in the glorious summer weather (if we got any). This Amazon table is very similar to it. It was lovely and then disaster…

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    June Top 10 Tasks for the Garden

    Summer is well and truly here. Don’t you just love the garden at this time of year? It is time to get outside and really enjoy the garden. Sit out with friends, hold a barbecue and most importantly admire all your gorgeous plants. You still need to find time…

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    Gardening

    Planting up hanging baskets and pots for summer

    Do you look at other people’s gardens and marvel at their gorgeous pots, baskets and planters overflowing with flowers and wonder how they achieve that? Well, wonder no more. This post is all about planting up your hanging baskets and pots with summer bedding for glorious summer displays. I…

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    Gardening

    May Top 5 Tasks for the Garden – Updated for 2019

    May is a really busy time in the garden and it is looking fantastic. The variety of greens is spectacular and there are many flowers to enjoy. So get outside and enjoy it! My top five jobs to do this month are: This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn…

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