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March 9, 2020

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If you have clay soil, you might be thinking that you can’t possibly grow any plants because so many plants require rich, loam and perlite infused soil ro at the very least free-draining soil which isn’t usually the case with clay soil. The problem with clay is that it’s typically compact so it’s very difficult to get water to flow through it or allow struggling weak roots to get down into it. On the other…

If you have a shaded area in your garden you might think that’s the end of it, that you won’t be able to grow anything well. We often think that having a shaded garden means the end of beautiful flowers and colourful blooms but that’s not true. You can brighten up an otherwise sheltered area in your garden with colourful shade plants that will come back year after year. The 12 best perennials for shade…

Without pollination, your plants won’t be able to produce enough fruit or seeds which is not just upsetting to the overall quality of your garden but it can inhibit food production food sources for wildlife as well. Honey bees, in particular, are an essential part of the agricultural world and it’s only through pollination that we get seeds and crops year after year. All about bees In the UK there are over 250 types of…

Slugs can be a huge burden in your garden and especially in your home. Most of the time we only realise we have a slug problem when we see the trails of trailing across our cabinets, maybe even up our walls. If you’ve accidentally stepped on one you know that it’s probably one of the grossest experiences. So how do they get into your home and more importantly how can you stop them from coming…

Spring time, especially the beginning of Spring is a perfect time to plant your perennials seeds after spending hours gazing through seed catalogues and garden centre seed shelves, but how do you grow quick-growing perennials from seed? The good news is it’s quite easy if you follow these simple steps and you don’t need any expensive growing equipment although it can be beneficial to have a heated propagator to speed the process up and improve…

Skimmias are evergreen shrubs that reach about one meter in height and spread once established. They are grown for their stunning foliage and if you have a male and female plant growing together then you can enjoy stunning berries from the female plant that makes they especially good for providing winter interest. Grow Skimmia shrubs Before you plant one of these shrubs you need to make sure that you have the appropriate garden conditions with…