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Hover Mowers & Safety

Hover mowers are quick and easy to use but they do not leave stripes in your grass. The motor mowers for long grass are an excellent way of clearing space like a hovering scythe. The electric Hover mowers are fine for small lawns and are far lighter than most other lawnmowers but they are unlikely […]

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Weeping Willow in Trim

There are 400+ species of Willow tree from creeping alpines to the large Weeping Willows of river bank fame.The Weeping Willow has a short life span relative to most other species of less than 50 years and a rapid growth rate. After 20 years the typical Weeping Willow will reach up to 50 feet high […]

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Growing Blue Ceanothus or Californian Lilac

This Sea of Ceanothus blooms is typical of this densely flowering shrub. Most Ceanothus are blue flowering, evergreen shrubs from low growing prostrate forms to good sized bushes (this one is 5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide). The blooms are very attractive to bees and hover flies and during flowering it is covered from […]

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Gardening Quotes

Alys Fowler ‘Gardening is something you do not some thing you buy.’ Vita Sackville West ‘ Successful gardening is not necessarily a question of wealth but of love, taste and knowledge.’ Alan Coren ..’You and I be a-diggin’ and a-stretchin’ and a-sweatin’ as we work away with that most indispensable of gardening tools, the wallet.’ […]

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Container Ship

Any port in a storm or any container in a garden! If you have shipped a load of plants into your garden recently you may want a new vessel to hold them in. It can be a Titanic struggle to make your car-go to the local nursery but if you let a Fittonia Pink Star […]

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Simple Garden Design Ideas

Two Colour Contast This planting creates a great impression; it gives the old fashioned cottage garden look. It is lovely combination of white and red (with just a hint of blue in the background). Two colours that contrast very well. Note a third colour would be unlikely to improve this picture. Sometimes two colours can […]

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Make it a Good Year

Some years are better than others for certain plants and crops. This year seems to be an excellent year for Honeysuckle and wherever I go I see and smell the wonderful blossom. Do not assume the same plants will perform the same next year. Apple trees some times crop every other year as though they […]

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Tips for Annuals

Whatever annuals you choose to grow there are several ways to get the best from them in your garden. Control Annual Seeding Annual plants raison d’ĂȘtra (reason for being) is to procreate and help the species survive. Use this to your advantage by stopping your annuals setting seed. If annuals set seed it is a […]

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