Gardening

The Ubiquitous Daffodil

The Ubiquitous Daffodil

Daffodils can be seen everywhere in gardens and green spaces in spring. This is a blog dedicated to this bright, cheerful, romantic, and mythical flower. Whether you call them daffodils, narcissus, Lent lilies, dafadowndillies, or Easter bells, or one of your own...

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Stihl HSA 25 shrub shears: review

Stihl HSA 25 shrub shears: review

We are always keen to purchase and use garden maintenance equipment that helps us carry out our work more efficiently, so long as the equipment operates at a professional standard and enables us to leave behind a high quality finish in our customers' gardens. What's...

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Creating a Shed Roof Garden

Creating a Shed Roof Garden

Health & Safety Warning - This blog DOES NOT provide personal safety advice about the load bearing capacities of garden structures.  This is NOT a 'how to' blog.  This blog simply sets out the method I used to create a garden on the roof of a shed I designed and...

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7 Days 7 Roses

7 Days 7 Roses

This blog sets out a thread of posts we set out on our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook. The idea for the posts came about after we attended one of the The Great Get Together events held in East Kilbride. The event inspired us to say a big Thank You to...

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There is a plant for everyone

There is a plant for everyone

I believe there is a plant for everyone.  This may be a fairly straightforward statement when applied to people who enjoy plants and who have begun to recognise how beneficial plants can be.  These types of people are very likely to have already realised the...

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Gardening is good for you.

Gardening is good for you.

Gardening is good for you ‘Gardening is good for you’.  It’s a popular theme.  I carried out a quick internet search  recently and found numerous blogs with lists such as ’10 reasons why gardening is good for you’, 11 reasons, 12 reasons, 13 reasons,...

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Gardening in winter

Gardening in winter

For some people winter and gardening are not two things that go together.  For sure, there are perhaps less gardening jobs to do in a domestic garden in the middle of a housing estate in East Kilbride in the middle of winter, and there may even be snow and frost...

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to appreciate the changing colours of the trees and shrubs in your garden, and also especially the colours around the town and surrounding countryside.  As the air temperature becomes noticeably cooler, and the amount of daylight...

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