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June Gardening

Soil preparation for planting out

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June is all about new season's roses arriving in store. Most flower gardeners consider it unthinkable to create a garden without roses as they can easily lift your garden out of the ordinary. Simply by situating them so...

May Gardening

Last chance to plant out spring bulbs

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With the hustle and bustle of summer is over the great autumn clean-up should be in full swing as autumn breezes flurry fallen leaves into little damp heaps and bedraggled plants are in need of a good tidy up. Tidying up the garden is a great way to start composting too!

Flower Bulbs

Learn the best way to get the most life from your bulbs

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Celebrating the end of winter, vibrant spring flowering bulbs give maximum effect for minimum effort.
There is no limit to the number of bulbs that can be planted to give late winter and early spring colour and, with a bit of careful planning, there could be bulbs flowering in your garden right through to late summer.

April Gardening

Clean up, hedging, bulbs, and veggies

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April is about planting spring bulbs and the sooner daffodils are planted, the better they will perform. There are always a few places where a few more bulbs can be planted such as scatter plantings of bluebells and crocuses under deciduous trees, little dwarf tulips and irises tucked into rock gardens or fritillaria and dogs tooth violet enjoying some shady spots.

Microgreens

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Easily grown outdoors throughout the season or in the glasshouse, these nutritious greens are a great addition to salads and sandwiches and are full of antioxidants for your better health.

Vegetables

How to grow

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There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh vegetables straight from the garden. Add to this the satisfaction and sense of achievement, the savings, the knowledge that your vegetables are free of pesticides and you have some very powerful reasons for growing your own vegetables.

Ready for a new pet?

Things to consider before you commit

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Owning a pet is a long-term commitment with the average life span being around 12 years.  Some dogs and cats can even live until 15 or even 20 years of age. Check this guide to see if your as prepared as you need to be...

Cats Meeting Dogs

Introducing your new cat to your family dog

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Despite popular belief that cats and dogs are sworn enemies, if introduced correctly they can actually be great friends. This takes time however, and extreme caution as dogs generally just want to play and chase cats, while cats misinterpret and get defensive and afraid. 

Trees, Shrubs & Roses

Planting Guide

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Whether you're a green-thumb or not, success with plants is relatively easy to acheive provided a few basic steps are followed - especially in planting season. For best results, allowing a little extra time and money at planting time will eventually pay off.  

10 Foods Your Pet Shouldn't Eat

Some ordinary everyday foods are toxic to our furry friends

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There are a number of foods that you MUST avoid if you want to reduce potential nutritional and physiological problems with your pets. As a pet owner, its likely you have the customary animal food in your cupboards like a bag of bird pellets or seed for your feathered friends, dog biscuits for dogs or cat biscuits for cats. You'll hopefully also have.... 

March Gardening

Plant bulbs now for early Spring blooms

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Autumn is the best time for planting out bulbs for a delightful Spring blooming show. While planting bulbs in April and May is great for successive blooming, getting stuck-in with your early bloomers in March means flowers are ready to show themselves right at the beginning of Spring - just when we all need a lift from the dreariness of winter.