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Greenhouse Insulation for Winter

Greenhouse Insulation Using Bubble Wrap For the second time this week I’ve had to scrape the ice of the car so there is no denying the temperature has dropped and it’s time to think about greenhouse insulation.Greenhouses are great as they extend the growing season at both ends and properly insulated and heated you can grow fresh salad leaves and … Continue reading

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The Green,Green Grass of Home

The Green, Green, Grass of Home Your lawn is the backdrop to your garden and looking after it now will mean next year you will have the perfect setting for your barbecue party. When autumn comes, the days get shorter and the temperature drops, you might think that cutting your lawn is over for another year. But, no autumn is … Continue reading

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Buying a Mini Greenhouse

Buying a Mini Greenhouse Buying a mini greenhouse is a wonderful addition to any garden and great for either the complete novice gardener or the expert with super-green fingers.Mini greenhouses come in wide variety of styles and designs. Prices can vary between £50 for a plastic framed, polythene skinned mini greenhouse to almost £1,000 for a top of the range … Continue reading

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Garden Sheds

Winner of the Best Garden Shed 2012 For a lot of people the garden shed is nothing more than a functional building occupying the least attractive corner of the garden. Designed to hold the lawn mower, a selection of garden tools plus provide storage to whatever has been dismissed from the house in the latest round of de-cluttering. But then … Continue reading

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Rain,rain go away(no really enough is enough!)

Met Office confirms wettest June in over a century! June 2012 is officially the wettest month on record according to Met Office figures. We have experienced double the average amount of rain falling over the UK.This really comes as no surprise as not a day has gone by without the need for an umbrella or donning a fetching rain mac … Continue reading

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How to Make Compost

How and why to make compost Making compost is an inexpensive and natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.It is very easy to make and use. Environment • Composting utilises household and garden rubbish that might normally end up in landfill into beautiful rich soil and plant food for … Continue reading

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Fathers Day 17th June 2012

Father’s Day is fast approaching and with 4 days to go it might be time to start thinking about what to get your Dad. If he’s a keen gardener we’ve got a whole host of things that he might love just a little bit more than the useful but boring pair of socks. Maybe its time to branch out and … Continue reading

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Titchmarsh Wants Britain to Start Gardening

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh feels that gardening is “much more important” than politics in the UK, and that the British public are “glued to their televisions”. In an interview for the Newsnight programme on the BBC, Titchmarsh, who is one of the most popular faces on British television, stuck up for the traditional pastime during one of the show’s typical … Continue reading

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Garden Sheds: The New Designer Accommodation?

Here at Garden Eco, we’ve long since been highlighting the fact that as well as being somewhere to dump the law mower, a garden shed can actually be a great way to provide your guests with extra accommodation.  Whilst renting isn’t permitted without permission (a recent article in the Luton News has indicated the seriousness of doing so), using it … Continue reading

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