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Why plant native trees in the garden

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October 20th, 2013 by

Why native trees? ‘Native’ means that these trees are ‘at home’ in Britain: they’ve grown here for thousands of years! So if you live in the UK, plant these trees because they help native insects and other animals to survive. 10 trees you should plant in your garden Alder, Alnus glutinosa A quick-growing, nitrogen-fixing, insect-harbouring, bird-loving […]

Vertical Gardening: Prime Considerations for Better Living Walls

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October 3rd, 2013 by

Vertical gardening is a classic garden fashion that remains among the hottest trends today. Green walls bring a sense of depth and height to small spaces. These can also serve as privacy screens to cover unwanted views around the garden. A living wall adds character to your outdoor area and provides the perfect ambience for […]

The House of Rock: Ideas for Sprawling Rock Gardens

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August 28th, 2013 by

Gardeners always find unique and fun challenges when exploring rock garden ideas. Rock gardening is an interesting subgroup in the art of landscaping. Recreating the Pennine or Alpine landscapes in miniature scale, complete with small perennials and delicate but sturdy bulbs and shrubs, offers plenty of challenges and rewards to gardeners. Here are some ideas […]

HSE Advice for installing Automated Gates

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July 17th, 2013 by

Installers, designers, maintenance firms and manufacturers of electric gates, are being urged to seriously consider new safety advice issued by the Health and Safety Executive today, following the recent deaths of two children involving these gates. The safety alert points out that limiting the closing forces of gates alone will not provide sufficient protection to […]