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Dealing with Weeds, Naturally

Weeds’ comes up a lot in our garden work. We are advocates of using a chemical-free approach wherever possible and resorting to not weeding if we have to. If you do feel like you need to remove some, here a few tips to make your life easier!

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How to get rid of Garden Plant Pests and Diseases naturally

Here are some of the most common garden pests and diseases you see in the UK, how to identify them, and what you can do to control them without using dangerous pesticides or herbicides. There are plenty of more natural alternatives that will help with pest control and keep your garden wildlife-friendly.

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How to Help Hedgehogs in your Garden

Sadly the decline of the hedgehog population continues, and it is thought that there are now less than 500,000 left in England.

Loss of habitat from building, increased traffic on the roads, and use of pesticides means it has never been more important to look after our spikey friends.

Luckily, it is relatively easy to make small changes in our gardens to do just that.

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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.