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Quality garden tools are worth looking after. And that starts with careful and clever storage in a shed or garage. This not only keeps them and you safe from accidents, it also makes them easily accessible as and when you need them. Keeping tools tidy needn’t be an expensive project. Reusing old coat hangers as tool-horses is a great way to reuse something that clogs up a wardrobe. Wire hangers are easily manipulated into hooks for tools. They are also easily secured to a wooden shed or garage. A few

In a word – carefully. In two words – with help. In three words – do it well. A greenhouse extends the gardening year at both ends. It brings spring forward and puts winter back. It also allows you to grow a whole manner of plants you would only ever dream of – aubergines, melons, orchids and cacti. All within your reach with a greenhouse. Building your greenhouse Once your greenhouse arrives you will, of course, have already created a firm and level surface. Think of slabs or a concrete

Autumn Garden Guide: October tasks With autumn well and truly upon us, gardens and outdoor buildings/structures need a bit of TLC this month to make sure they are ready to withstand the colder weather and the leaves falling from trees. We look at all of the crucial October tasks to make sure your garden is fully prepared. Download our Autumn Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the October edition Download Week 1 Save

Autumn Garden Guide: September tasks With summer on the way out, now is definitely the time to start thinking about your garden for autumn. We look at the September tasks that are absolute must-do to make sure your garden survives the change in season as well as making sure all of your hard work over the year doesn’t go to waste! Download our Autumn Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the September edition Download

Lazy days slumbering in the sun? Forget that – it’s still busy when it comes to gardening. Just when you thought it was safe to dust off the deckchair, slap on the sun cream or even dare to go away from the garden for a couple of weeks, August brings a lovely list of gardening tasks. It’s a great time of year! Here’re my tips for August gardening… What can be grown in August Vegetables: A lot of crops come to maturity now and need picking. Courgettes will quickly sell

Autumn Garden Guide: August tasks With Summer here, there is still some work to do to help get the garden prepared for the next season. We look at all of the key August tasks that you need to do to make sure your garden thrives through the end of summer and into the start of autumn. Download our Autumn Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the August edition Download Download the 3 month edition

Birds are undoubtedly the most common visitors to our gardens, bringing with them music, colour, and charisma – there is no wonder that so many of us are encouraging and attracting birds into our gardens. Many of the birds that are visiting our gardens will be making use of the nesting facilities and the feeding opportunities on offer. It has been estimated that 75% of gardens are providing food for wild birds at some point during the year. Our gardens are a great place to start when studying birds and their

It’s not too late to plant a great garden, even in July. Warmer temperatures during July make this a good time of the year to start planting, especially if you are a beginner. Seeds will germinate much easier and seedlings will grow speedier meaning you will see the rewards of your hard work much quicker and with less hassle and fewer setbacks. What to grow in July Vegetables There are still some great vegetables which you can plant now and continue producing vegetables right into Autumn/Winter: Kale Kale is a very

Summer Garden Guide: July tasks Now that Summer is in full-swing your garden should be ready to relax in, but there are still many tasks that need to be done. Make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste by following our handy tips, from tying back rambling roses right through to getting your garden buildings look fantastic! Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the printable July edition

Summer Garden Guide: June tasks With the Summer season upon us, there is so much that you can do in your garden! From caring for spring-flowering plants, to making sure your fruit and veg are harvested on time, and even keeping an eye on those sneaky pests that always find their way in. Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the printable June edition Download Download May, June &

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