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Herbs in a Container Garden

Herbs are really the perfect choice for a container garden. Container gardens are perfect for those that do not have the time to spend tending a large garden outside or maybe disabled and simply not be able to take care of a large garden but would still like to grow a garden. Now who would not enjoy the smell of freshly grown herbs?

You are going to need to figure out what kind of container that you are going to grow your container garden in. Are you going to grow your herbs in a window box outside your kitchen? Are you going to find some decorative planters to plant your container garden in. Make sure you select something that will go with the décor of your home.
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What type of garden will you grow?

There are a great many garden ideas to consider when you decide to begin the wonderful pastime of flower or vegetable garden. You will get a real feeling of accomplishment when you plant seeds into the ground and tending them into healthy plants. As soon as you make the choice to begin a garden you will be able to go through many different garden ideas before you find the one that you would like to try. You will find that there are actually quite a few different choices for you to consider.
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Garden Plans: Being organized is a great way to get your garden started.

Having solid garden plans in place is something that needs to be done in order to have a successful garden. You want to make sure that you know what kind of garden you are going to plant and where you are going to plant it before you even get started purchasing your supplies.

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Wildlife and Child friendly Garden Deterrents

garden-ideasWildlife, including birds and other animals can sometimes be protected, such as bats, and it is illegal to disturb any nest in the wild. However, even the RSPB will acknowledge that it is sometime beyond a gardener or homeowner’s capability to ignore damage caused by wild creatures. The purpose here to attempt to deter said creatures, not to actually harm them.
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Wildlife Friendly Gardening

wildlife-todaysgardenideasIf you would like to contribute to the wellbeing of wildlife, you’ll need more than just a corner of your garden left to run wild. It is also possible to have a pretty and tidy garden that is welcoming to wildlife.

If you are planning a new garden, look around to see what grows locally. If you have something growing naturally and wish to keep it, leave it where it is instead of trying to move it. Above all, be gentle with the planting and take your time to give wildlife a chance to adapt.

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Planting a new garden

planting-a-new-gardenWhen planning a new garden, it is important to lay things out ahead of time so you can visualise what plants you want. It is the planting you select that will dictate the amount and type of soil preparation required.

When you are happy with your layout, get digging. Make sure you are up for the job otherwise bring someone in to do the digging for you. A sprained back will put your project on hold for a long time. The best time to prepare your soil is autumn. Depending on the planting you have decided on, you may need to add manure or gravel and these will need to settle before you begin actual planting in spring. Permanent features such as decking can be installed now though.

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Planning a new garden

todays-garden-ideasYou’ve just moved to a new house and the garden is a wilderness… What to do and where to start? The planting is undoubtedly the most rewarding and exciting point in the production of a garden and this is why it is so important to understand and prepare your site. So often, we pay no real attention to this planning stage, planting what we like where we like with no real thought for the longevity of the plants and how they are gong to impact our enjoyment of this outside space. Some horticultural good sense is required and this is where we come in.

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Early Chores as You Prepare for Your Spring Garden

All of us are anxious to see bulbs sprouting, buds unfurling and color splashed throughout the garden. And yes, even though it is a bit early to get your hands in the dirt, there is plenty you can do to gear up for the gardening season. (more…)

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Use Fireplaces Ashes in Your Winter Garden

Since Roman times, wood ash has been recognized as a useful amendment to the soil. In fact, North America exported wood ash to Britain in the 18th century as a fertilizer, and today, 80 per-cent of the ash produced commercially in the Northeastern United States is applied to the land. (more…)

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Winter Garden Chores to Keep You Sane and Busy in the Winter Months

There are plenty of things that you can get a start on now as we see the loom of spring months ahead. There are some gardening chores that can be done outside now as well as some indoor activities that will help you maintain your sanity.
This is a great time of year to get outside and prune fruit trees, ornamental trees and shrubs. Prune to thin plants, remove dead wood, train growth, reduce size and rejuvenate declining plants. Limit the amount of material removed at any one time to 1/3 of the plants mass. Removing more is considered heavy pruning and can cause problems, although some situations require this type of pruning. (more…)

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