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John Moore

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Follow along as I show you how to plant Buxus topiary into pots including what soil to use and every step from covering the drainage holes to planting the buxus.


6 Best Propagators For Seedlings – Heated, non-heated and self-watering propagators
I have used many propagators over the years, from the standard tray propagators with no heat to the more professional[...]
Top 6 Best wood chipper for turning thick branches into wood chips and mulch
Do you have a large amount of thick branches that you need to get rid of? A petrol wood chipper[...]
Top 7 Best Patio Cleaner Reviews
Just recently I have been on a testing spree to see which patio cleaners are really the best and I've[...]
My top 4 best log store reviews & comparison guide
More and more homeowners now have a wood-burning stove fitted in their homes, myself included, (as pictured below) and with the[...]
6 Best Cordless Screwdrivers – Tested & Reviewed
Have you ever struggled driving screws into the wall to hang a shelf? Or perhaps you’ve faced a room full[...]
Best Log Splitters For 2022, Buyer’s Guide and Detailed Reviews
In this review, I compare and discuss what makes a good log splitter as well as give my feedback after[...]
How to use a bulb auger, drilling techniques and drill settings (why you should too!)
So planting bulbs in the autumn is a great way to prepare your garden so that you get a stunning[...]
Top 5 Best Ash Vacuums and Testing My Top Pick
So, as far as ash vacuums go, why would do you need one? Well, it is the type of product[...]



How to plant buxus topiary into pots – step by step
Just recently I decided to plant two beautiful Buxus topiary trees into pots to place on either side of my[...]
6 Types of Christmas Trees & How To Choose The Right Type
It's long been an English tradition for the whole family to wrap up warm with their scarves and gloves and[...]
How to plant a real Christmas tree in the garden
Christmas trees are the centre of all Christmas decorating traditions. But many people are tired of buying a tree year[...]
How to collect poppy seeds and what to do with poppies after flowering
Poppies are one of my favourite plants, both the perennial oriental poppies and the Papaver somniferum varieties which are annuals.[...]
How to sow winter pansies – Step by step
Winter pansies are one of my favourite plants for providing some autumn and winter colour when not much else is[...]
How to secure a greenhouse to a patio or concrete base
Just recently, I purchased a new greenhouse, nothing too fancy, just an aluminium 4 x 6ft polycarbonate greenhouse by Palram.[...]
How to install a wall-mounted hose reel – step by step
The thing with hose pipes is they can get in the way, one way around this is by installing a[...]
Should you buy a mini grow house, my review and how to put one together
I have always grown plants in what many gardeners would call a real greenhouse or polytunnel and being brought up[...]


Top 6 Best Cordless Strimmers and Reviews For 2022
It's time to lose that power cord or noisy petrol engine and consider a low maintenance cordless strimmer. We compare[...]


Bosch PWB 600 Portable Work Bench Review
I'm fairly handy when it comes to DIY, I've renovated two houses over the last few years and I mean[...]

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Last updated on January 20th, 2022

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