Pests that help your Garden

It’s not just your flowers that look amazing, but also many of the small creatures in your garden. Many of these achieve an extremely useful purpose, causing your plants to grow better. Let’s learn more about these beautiful and helpful insects.

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Create a bright Colourful Garden

When it comes to beautifying the exterior of your home, one of the best ways to go about it is by creating a garden that is full of bright and eye-catching colours. For those who don’t have a green thumb, the idea of putting together a garden that provides curb appeal and adds to the enjoyment of your home can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult, time consuming, or as expensive as you may think.

Check out the following tips, and create that beautiful, brightly coloured garden that you have always dreamed of.

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Why you Should Test your Soil before Planting

Summer is a popular time for people to head outside and start planting. The sun’s shining, and the air is warm, so why not go ahead and plant those daisies?

But hold on — there is actually one important step that’s easy to miss before you start gardening. You need to test your soil.

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The True Costs of Starting a Community Garden

Growing a garden in the inner city can often be hard since very little land, if any, is available in your backyard.  If you’ve always had a green thumb and thought you’re out of luck since there’s nowhere to plant, then you may want to think again.

This is where a community garden can come into play.

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Get your Garden ready for Spring [Infographic]

With March just around the corner, it’s about now that every gardener starts getting cabin fever. There is only so much peering at snowdrops, sniffing scented daphnes and admiring frosted leaves you can do before the desire to start sowing seeds with abandon sets in.

Be careful what you sow, though: it’s still too early for many seeds, which need spring to be in full flow before they sprout. That’s where half-hardy annuals come in. These are the more exotic, tender cousins of hardy annuals: both flower, set seed and die in the course of one year, but the half-hardy types need to be started indoors and planted out only once the risk of frost has passed. That means cosseting them on a sunny windowsill and faffing about with pricking out and transplanting; but you get loads of plants for very little outlay, and a tantalising range of colours and forms.

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