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Sustainable Gardening Methods For Every Gardener

Stepping it up with sustainable gardening methods Being more sustainable is a hot topic in horticulture, especially at the big shows like the Chelsea Flower Show and Gardeners’ World Live this year. It’s all about being more thoughtful about how you garden and using sustainable gardening methods. You may be wondering, after hearing all about…

Your own recycled compost – done right!

Digging down into recycled compost Thinking about creating your own compost from materials you’d usually recycle? Smart move. With a little care and patience, you’ll have a free nutrient-rich growing medium for your plant babies. Plus less stuff to recycle. Result! What can be recycled to make compost? Compost is a kind of gardening casserole…

What is potting compost and do you need it?

If you want to progress as a gardener, then potting compost can really boost your growing potential, taking your yield and plant productivity to the next level. Here we go into the ins and outs of what to use when, and if it’s actually worth it. Potting compost or potting soil – what’s the difference?…

Potting soil for indoor plants

Every good houseplant parent knows the joys and demands of tending to an indoor jungle. Without access to terra firma, fresh air and rain, your houseplants rely on you to keep them healthy. No pressure then! But using the right potting soil for indoor plants will make a huge difference in making sure your charges…

Why you need seed compost

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and grow your own plants from seed. Congratulations! There’s nothing more rewarding then stocking your garden for less and keeping up a steady stream of annuals from year to year. With food prices at an all-time high, especially for organic product, there’s never been a better time to…

The best doormat for cleaning shoes

A good doormat on the threshold of your home keeps your floors cleaner for longer by removing dirt and mud from shoes before entering the house. It’s most effective to have both a tough outdoor mat and an indoor doormat, for extra protection. What are doormats made from? Doormats are commonly made from synthetic materials…

Winter gardening: a guide

Winter is the season to make changes. Besides planting, there’s maintenance and planning, building new structures or a full garden overhaul that could be carried out. Winter gardening tasks Composting and mulching Much of winter gardening involves cultivating and enriching your garden for the coming year. Using the no-dig method, spread a layer of nutrient-rich…