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Composting

Composting

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomes

Bulbs, corms, tubers & rhizomes
Garden compost is plant matter such as kitchen waste, hedge clippings, grass cuttings, cardboard etc that has decomposed and become an important supply of home made compost suitable for top dressing, potting compost, soil improver and more. The use of bulbs in a garden is almost paramount to any good display. Bulbous plants provide an array of displays from formal beds to mixed borders and in containers or underneath trees.

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Soil - A gardeners guide

Britain in Bloom

Britain in Bloom
Plant growth depends on us using the very best soil for the job. Soil supports plants and provides them with nutrients, air and water. Not having the right kind of soil to hand does not mean that it cannot be adapted to suit your needs. RHS Britain in Bloom is one of the largest horticultural campaigns in Europe with the year round aim of creating a more beautiful Britain.

Organic Gardening

Conifers

Conifers
The choice to go organic is a decision not to be taken lightly but the outcome of your decision can mean a great many things. A natural garden with no pesticides, chemicals or control other than what nature provides us with can be a wonderful thing. Conifers provide a wide range of colours, shapes, sizes and textures and can make your garden visually attractive all year round. With such a wide selection to choose from you are sure to find the perfect type for your garden.

Gardening Clubs & Societies Apline Meadow Alpines & Rockery Plants
This page lists a selection of gardening clubs and societies from around the UK. Included are plant and flower clubs, wildlife societies and more. Alpines grow at high altitudes and are usually very small plants that are used to growing in extreme temperatures. They are usually hardy and may be evergreen woody plants, deciduous or herbaceous.
Garden Bird Identifier The common frog (Rana temporaria). Frogs, Toads & Newts
What birds are visiting your garden? Here's a list of the most popular UK garden birds. Full descriptions and colour photographs make it easy to find out your frequent visitors. There are around 6,200 living species of amphibians. Amphibians is a name for all living tetrapods (four legged vertebrates) that do not have amniotic eggs, their body heat is regulated by their environment and they generally spend most of their time on land.
Conservation Conservation Charities Keeping Chickens Keeping Chickens
Conservation is the careful management of change. It is about revealing and sharing the significance of places, habitats and wildlife ensuring that their special qualities are protected, enhanced, enjoyed and understood by present and future generations. Chickens are a great low maintenance easy pet to have in your garden. They will supply you with eggs that are lovely and fresh and taste great. All they need is fresh clean water and food.
Hedgehog Hedgehog Care Growing Apples Growing Apples
Ten top tips for hedgehog welfare and encouraging them into your garden from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Choosing which apple to grow depends entirely on where it will be planted. Large gardens means you can choose a variety that will grow very tall and have lots of produce.
 

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