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6 Tough Houseplants Even The Worst Gardeners Can’t Kill

By Tuesday, August 1, 2017 0 0

Whether you struggle to find the time to keep your flowerbeds in perfect shape, you find all your hard gardening work undone by a fortnight’s holiday in the summer, or you just don’t have much of a green thumb; keeping your horticultural delights in perfect condition can be a challenge. Instead of struggling to make your plants last longer than a position at the White House, fill your home with these hard to kill houseplants and enjoy the peace of knowing nothing can go wrong.

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5 Companion Plants To Keep Pests Out Of Your Garden

By Saturday, July 1, 2017 0 0

 

When new seeds are starting to sprout, the last thing you want is an infestation of insects. Before you reach for the pesticides though, there is an alternative way to deal with nuisance creatures: Companion planting.

Companion planting is a common method used by biodynamic gardeners to naturally ward off pests while keeping your garden fresh, healthy, organic and beautiful. By simply planting the right flowers near your prize growths you can ensure a pest free garden that, if anything, is even more vibrant and varied! These are five of the most effective plants to use to keep away pests:

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The Mess-Free, Soil-Free Way To Grow Houseplants

By Wednesday, June 21, 2017 0 0

How can you grow beautiful houseplants in a clear bottle with no soil and no mess?

 

 

It’s called hydroponic gardening, and it’s so simple you’ll wonder why you don’t see more of it. All that’s required is a suitably shaped vessel – one with a wide base and a bottle neck to hold up the plant – and nutrient rich water.

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Prepare For Summer – Our Recommendations

By Friday, May 26, 2017 1 0

Can you feel the warmth of the sun on your face yet? After a winter that somehow lasted around 13 months, April has finally arrived and springtime is officially upon us. With the weather due to reach record temperatures over the Easter Weekend, it’s time to get your garden prepared for parties, lazy sundays and al fresco dining.

Gardensandhomesdirect.co.uk has a wide variety of outdoor furniture options to get the most out of your gardens, conservatories and patios whenever the weather brightens up. Take a look at our top picks for the bank holiday weekend:


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4 Great Gardening Hacks You Have To Try

By Friday, February 24, 2017 0 0

At this time of year gardeners start to plant seeds in the hope of seeing them bloom by springtime. If you’re getting ready to plant your flowerbeds, pots or windowbox; here are a few brilliant gardening hacks that can boost your gardening efforts without costing you a penny.

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Gardening Trends for 2017

By Thursday, February 2, 2017 0 0

 

Enter the new year with new ideas for your garden. Ensure you stand out and stay in style by planning your horticultural look with inspiration from our top upcoming gardening trends for 2017. Here’s everything you need to know for the year ahead:

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4 Outdoor Heaters We Love This Winter

By Thursday, November 10, 2016 0 0

Winter has hit hard, with temperatures plummeting throughout the country and snow coating the gardens of many homes. You may have put away the gardening tools for the year, but there’s still plenty of beauty to be enjoyed in nature at this time of year, and adding a bit of heat can help you stretch out those al fresco evenings a little longer.

These are our favourite devices for delivering some extra warmth outdoors.

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Why Young People Haven’t Lost Interest In Gardening

By Monday, October 3, 2016 0 0

 

You may have come across an article in the past week featuring results from a survey about young people’s attitudes towards gardening. The enlightening data showed that the nation’s youth’s most loved gardening program was “Gardener’s World”, which stormed ahead of the timeless classic “Can’t Remember The Name” in second place. And, only 7% had been encouraged to seek a career in horticulture, even though 79% had experience growing a plant!

One respondent – Female, 14 (probably not her real name) – said “It’s kind of stereotypically for older people so I would like it to be more inviting to younger people.”

Alright then young people. Let’s do this thing.

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