Spring usually arrives by mid-March and the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It’s time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seed, cutting back winter shrubs and generally tidying up around the garden. Protect new spring shoots from slugs Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes Plant…

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Composting Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus it produces compost that can be used as an excellent soil improver.  When to compost Composting is done all year, as and when suitable materials are generated in the garden or home. However late summer to early winter is the…

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We know, we know! It’s cold, wet and windy outside so not the most appealing of times to head out into the garden. However now is a great time to start a thorough spring clean for the garden. Here are eight top tips to prepare you (and your garden) for springtime.   Flower beds Start…

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