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Brighten up your garden with bedding plants

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A splash of colour gives any garden that edge. Bedding plants are a great way to add some colour that will last for months and give your garden the wow factor. With so many varieties to choose from though, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Here, plant supports specialist Suttons utilise their knowledge of bedding plants so that you can effectively create a garden that oozes colour:

Types of bedding plants

With more than one option available to you, bedding plants come in the form of seedlings, plugs and those stored in pots and trays.

Opting for seedlings will provide you with between 100 and 400 seeds sown in trays and filled with compost. Just be aware that you will need to pot the baby plants into Continue reading Brighten up your garden with bedding plants

4 Home Improvement Tasks That Are Often Overlooked

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When it comes to home improvement, there is always a plethora of tasks to complete. However, some tasks should take precedent over others and some can often wait until later. Either way, the last thing you want to do it completely overlook any given home improvement-related task.

The following is a closer look at four of the most commonly overlooked home improvement tasks.

1. Roof Inspection

Given that roofs are large, intimidating, and can often be costly to repair, Continue reading 4 Home Improvement Tasks That Are Often Overlooked

How to Build a Raised Garden

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Gardening is a fantastic hobby to pick up, and it’s perfect as Spring is just around the corner! One reason that most people believe they can’t garden is the lack of space – most people assume gardening requires a mass amount of space. Although plants do require space to grow, a great remedy for your tight space is a raised garden bed! Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they’re versatile, fun, and easy!

Depending on the amount of space you have available will determine the quantity of materials you Continue reading How to Build a Raised Garden

What to Grow: Fruit and Vegetables in the UK

For the vast majority of the UK the thought to grow your own vegetables seems a formidable task that is bound to take up a large amount of time as well as energy. The long hours spent in your garden begin to wear thin with originality which means that many people give up. However, with the help of Suttons and Dobbies, who’re both premium seeds retailers, we can provide a list of the best fruit and veg to grow in your garden.

Spring Onions and Radishes

Both of these vegetables are able to be grown in a pot or in the garden, whichever you prefer! They’re both perfect for a fresh, tasty salad. The spring onion supplies a sweet yet sharp crunch and the radish adds a peppery taste to the spread. For the best results in growing your spring onions and radishes, wait until the end of Spring when there’s plenty of sunlight before planting your seeds.

Potatoes

Potatoes are great for growing in spring, they’re the foremost of many dishes Continue reading What to Grow: Fruit and Vegetables in the UK

Tidying the lawn after winter

Tidying the lawn after winter #SponsoredPostAs I have been thinking about tidying up my garden, I have been considering ways to tidy up our lawn after the winter months and have come across Flexi-Edge Lawn Edging.

It gets to this point in the year, where I look at the edge of the lawn and I feel a little disheartened at the thought of having to dig to make sure there is a good boundary between the grass and the fruit patch.  The ground is often harder, which means extra effort in digging through the grass and soil to make it look tidier.  I am limited for time this year so I was very interested in an easier solution for this.

Flexi-Edge Lawn Edging

I think that this edging could be what I have been looking for.  Continue reading Tidying the lawn after winter