How to fight climate change from the comfort of your own garden!

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Can an individual really make a difference? How to fight climate change from the comfort of your own garden!  Planting a tree is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood. By ensuring that the trees planted are native broad leaf species you can […]

Gardening tips: plant a Hydrangea for summer-long colour

Beautiful colourful Hydrangea flowers in kent

   Hydrangea ‘Kardinal Violet’ is compact enough for most gardens. Photograph: Alamy Blooming in spring and summer, the hydrangea is considered a shrub. But despite their ability to be rather large showstoppers in your yard, how to grow hydrangeas isn’t a question even the novice gardener will need to ask – these beauties all but […]

25 Questions to ask your landscaper

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If you are considering hiring a professional landscape gardener, you may find some of these tips and questions helpful. Before reaching out, consider creating a list of your wants and needs. Decide on a budget, determine your priorities and If you’re trying to save money, consider which parts of the process you will need outside help with and which you are capable of handling yourself.

Buxus, a beautiful plant with a rich and interesting history.

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“If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now, it’s just a spring clean for the May queen” Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven. You’ve probably seen the beautiful sculpted hedges and bushes displayed in many British gardens. It’s a staple of topiary and garden landscaping. Many times what you’re looking at is Buxus, […]

Tips for growing healthy, beautiful roses: Plenty of sun

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When deciding where to plant your roses, keep the sun in mind. Roses do best in plenty of direct sunlight, at least 5 to 6 hours a day, if possible. The sun in the morning is the most important because it helps prevent diseases by drying the leaves of your roses. If your roses are […]

Rose gardening tips for growing healthy roses: Dig a big hole

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When digging a hole for your roses, size matters and is a key factor in giving them a great start. Whether you’re planting container roses or bare-root roses,  you will need to dig a hole that is both wide enough to accomodate the root structure. Having your hole deep enough is paramount to good drainage. […]

10 Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

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Research has shown that spending time outside is good for our bodies and our minds. I’m sure you’ve experienced these benefits: After feeling stressed out or bored indoors, you step outside and your spirits lift. This article was written by Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. for Psychology Today. One great way to spend time outdoors is to garden. […]

How do you know when a job is well done?

When the client is almost in tears because they are so happy with the job you have done for them; you know it’s a job well done, and a bank holiday to enjoy it as well! On time, on budget and onto the next one on Tuesday! 💪💪💪 Enjoy the last long weekend everyone, I […]