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Preparing Your Garden for Autumn Wildlife

We can do lots now as we go into Autumn to prepare the garden onwards for winter and spring wildlife. By doing a few small jobs now, we can help ensure wildlife can survive in the garden over winter and give you an early display of flowers, beautiful for you and very important for pollinators. Here are a few key jobs you can do.

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September Garden Joys (and Tasks)

Here are my top 10 weeds, and why we love them, where they pop up, what to know about spreading, management, and their benefits.

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10 Weeds We Love

Here are my top 10 weeds, and why we love them, where they pop up, what to know about spreading, management, and their benefits.

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August Gardening Tasks – What, Why & How

Over recent weeks we’ve all noticed that the nights are gradually getting shorter. Here are our top tips for gardening in August

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7 Native Flowers for your Garden

More studies are showing lately that a mix of native and non-native (with a majority of native / northern hemisphere plants) is considered the ideal if you want to attract wildlife into your garden. Here are a few great easy choices!

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Gardening for Bees

This post is based on our popular social media series, Gardening for Bees. We’ve collected it all together, in one post so it’s full of quick tips and ideas if you want more bees (and pollinators) in your garden!

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10 Plants for a Shaded Garden Corner

Got an awkward shaded corner in your garden or yard where not much grows? I know I do. Trying to put sun-loving plants in a shaded or partially shaded spot will generally result in a headache, and a waste of money and time.

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The Benefits of Garden Hedges

It’s well known that plants and trees, including hedges, reduce co2 in the atmosphere. However, it’s less known that they reduce noise pollution and even lesser-known how plants are mitigating against flooding, which is an increasing issue in the UK.

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How to Reduce Flooding with Your Garden

Most Wiganers will have seen a flood or 2… at least! I know where I am by Saddle Junction in Wigan Town centre, it floods quite severely at least once or twice a year, cutting off roads and damaging houses.
So how can we help to tackle flooding at home?

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Reasons to Grow an Apple Tree (or 2)

Ever thought of having your own apple tree? Here are some reasons why it’s a great idea, and easier than you might think!

You might be thinking that sounds great growing a tree…. but you don’t have the space for apple trees! Well, fear not