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2013. Not the greatest year for extreme British weather was it? We had a good dose of everything be it; sun, snow, wind and rain. Sadly December saw rainfall that impacted many gardens, veg plots and lawns, and we haven’t even got through the spring storms yet.

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So now that the winds have died down, many people are left assessing their damaged tree(s) and are working out if they are worth keeping, or are in need of a tree surgeon. I particularly feel sorry for anyone who is a home owner, as these sudden occurrences are often costly and if you bought a property because of the very fact that it has trees, then something that…

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How To Stake And Tie A Tree

One of the big problems with tree staking is all too often people believe all trees need staking and do not allow nature to take its own course in helping a tree grow strong. By not staking a tree, it will often build a substantial diameter of the trunk so it can withstand high winds, and of course it means less maintenance as you do not need to remove…

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Have you ever bought too much of something and then said to yourself “Now what am I going to do with all this?” In this post I want to share with you how to make use of excess bamboo cane as it is easy to order too much, or simply build up a collection sat in the shed – thus taking up much needed space for more gardening tools…

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With so much choice in the marketplace concerning lawn edging, it is easy for gardeners to end up with boggled minds that much resembles on out of control strawberry patch; lots of fruitful ideas but a complete and utter mess!

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I had conversation with a friend just the other day and the conversation turned to the favourite topic of any gardener (and the British of course) – the weather! My friend expressed concern about the amount of time he was now going to have to spend watering his garden now that the weather has finally picked up.

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Choosing and installing lawn edging

As I look out of my window at what I hope will be a prolonged period of sun, my eye wanders across the garden and its largely unkempt state. Pruning and mowing needs to be done and there is still a great deal of planting to undertake. Wonderfully, the one thing that doesn’t need any more attention than some cursory maintenance is the lawn edging and borders. Do it…

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Tree Care In Winter

Back in the summertime we wrote an article about caring for your trees in the summertime. The article was so well received that we thought we would take the time to write a follow up article about caring for your trees in the winter. Yes we know it isn’t here yet, but the colder weather is definitely on its way so best to be prepared.

So, with that in mind,…

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5 Iconic British Trees

Trees come in all shapes and sizes, but there many on the British Isles that stand out more than others. Here are is selection of five species of tree that stand out for their own various reasons; sometimes because of what they are used for, others because of their characteristic features.

Juniper

Juniper is an evergreen shrub or small tree that grows up to 10 metres tall. Although the trees are…

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