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Homeowners are being advised by Blue Skies, a leading garden irrigation company to install eco Dripline Irrigation Systems, which are exempt from the impending hosepipe ban!
The Dripper Hose permits the slow release of water, through water regulated emitters inserted within the hose, ensuring every drop of water is used efficiently, by placing the hose close to the stems or roots of the plants shrubs or trees, ensuring that not a drop is wasted on weeds and pathways.
Discover how to bring the joyfulness of spring indoors with flowering bulbs in pots and cut bulb flowers, by going online for a beautiful FREE online booklet created by The Flower Council of Holland (FCH).
Flower design and gardening enthusiasts can use the booklet, available exclusively from www.funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk, for inspiring ideas on how to produce attractive indoor displays with spring bulb flowers, using an assortment of traditional and contemporary containers and vases.
The security experts at Yale have thoughtfully offered the guidance below, on how best to secure your valuable garden contents, as thefts from grounds are becoming much more common:
Many of us don’t realise the high value of the items we leave in our garden, and the fact that they’re mainly left unsecured means they’re easy targets to thieves. To make it worse, home insurance policies often don’t cover thefts from gardens and outbuildings.
With expensive barbecues, garden furniture and kids’ toys often left unsecured in our gardens overnight, it makes sense to invest in affordable and easy to use security solutions that will keep them secure.
Why not treat your garden to a makeover, encouraged by the superb gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show?
For an immediate landscaped look with minimal effort, topiaried hedges are a quick way to significantly change your garden.
Jim Kirkwood, garden tools expert from Worx Power Tools, offers advice on how to introduce some of the newest topiary trends from Chelsea into your garden:
Why not embrace the Grow-Your-Own lifestyle to celebrate British Tomato Week (15 – 22 May)?
Botanico the award winning Grow-Your-Own and eco product supplier, offers a great range of garden accessories that are ideal to help you grow an abundant crop of tomatoes.
Tomatoes are straightforward to grow and produce a multipurpose ingredient for salad soups, pizza and sauces.
Help is at hand to ensure your Mother’s Day flowers look lovely long after Mothering Sunday.
Here are Top 10 Tips for caring for your Mother’s Day flowers courtesy of Interflora expert florist Natalie Stanyer:
1. Use a clean vase, adding fresh water mixed with Interflora flower food.
2. Always keep the fresh water level high to promote long-lasting flowers.
3. Remove 2cm from the bottom of the stems. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the stems at an angle to give the flowers a better chance of taking up water.
4. Avoid smashing or piercing stems as this can destroy their water vessels and prevent water absorption.
5. Be sure no leaves are floating in the water as this could promote the growth of bacteria, which can shorten the life of your flowers.
6. Every 3 days remove the flowers from the vase and re-cut the stems. Remove any dead or damaged blooms, or foliage that falls below the waterline.
7. Most flowers are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents.
Pollination is as important to gardeners as it is to farmers and commercial growers, without it fruit and vegetables do not set and yields are reduced.
Bees are the most important pollinating insect and their decline in numbers has been widely reported recently. Historically the only answer for a gardener has been to plant bee friendly plants or flowers to help attract the many different bee species.
But that is about to change with the introduction of Harrod Horticultural’s exclusive new product range – Beepol. Beepol is set to be the bee’s knees – enabling gardeners to have their own working Bumble Bee colony!
For the garden enthusiast, planning your garden for the forthcoming season, or for many years to come, is one of the most interesting and rewarding parts of the gardening year.
Gifts from Handpicked have two beautiful garden planners, which would make perfect gifts for any budding gardeners:
The Practical Garden Planner is designed to grow with the garden, with a colourful loose-leaf section and storage pockets,
Garden on a Roll® offers to bring an attractive garden border within the reach of every household. It is ideal for those with no gardening skills, no plant knowledge and no desire or time for gardening.
It eliminates the need to research suitable plants for your garden and as close to providing an instant garden as possible. After planting, it’s just a matter of watering, feeding and pruning.
Garden on a Roll enables homeowners and new home-builders, schools and business premises, to order ready planned, personally designed borders by the metre:
Nature’s Feast, one of the UK’s leading wild bird care brands, are celebrating Nest Box Week 2011 by offering top tips for the nesting season and a chance to win a FREE Nature’s Feast Nest Box.
Nest Box Week 14th February 2011
Nest Box Week is launched on Valentine’s Day every year, with the aim of encouraging people to put up nest boxes to help protect wild birds, as many nesting sites are fast disappearing, due to gardens and woods diminishing.
By putting up a nest box in your garden, you can not only help with valuable conservation, but you will also have the pleasure of seeing wild birds from the comfort of your home.