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Top tips for spring gardening – part I

4th February 2015
Top tips for spring gardening – part I

We all know that winter is the season when all work in the garden stops. However, winter season is coming to an end and soon you will be enjoying seed-sowing, nurturing and growing your garden.

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Winter landscaping ideas

29th January 2015
Winter landscaping ideas

Just because it is winter that doesn’t mean that you can’t take care of and improve your garden with some landscaping winter projects. Some say it is actually a good idea to plan your landscaping projects during winter, because you are not using the space as much and you can undertake big projects which won’t be an inconvenience.

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5 landscaping ideas for your garden and backyard

21st January 2015
5 landscaping ideas for your garden and backyard

The warm season is not too far away, so it is time to think about landscaping ideas for your garden and backyard – the place where you will be spending most of your free time during spring and summer.

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UK construction grows at slowest pace for 17 months

12th January 2015
UK construction grows at slowest pace for 17 months

Activity in the UK's construction sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in December but remains robust thanks to continued growth in housebuilding, a survey has found.

The closely watched Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 57.6 from 59.4 a month earlier. The index remains above the 50-mark which indicates growth in the sector.

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How to redesign your garden with practical hard-landscaping

9th January 2015
How to redesign your garden with practical hard-landscaping

HAVING a well-designed garden should be just as important as having a good kitchen, and what better time to draw up plans than in winter when there are few garden jobs to get done.

Like the kitchen-triangle that provides easy access to your sink, cooker and fridge, there are a few easy alterations you can make in your garden’s hard-landscaping to make it work better for you.

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It's time to think about seed starting

5th January 2015
It's time to think about seed starting

Welcome to the most un-gardening month of the year! You can forget all about it this month if you wish. On the other hand, if you're one of those people who feel the gardening itch even stronger in this kind of weather, there's still plenty of busy work for you in January. You can buy some flowering house plants such as cyclamen, kalanchoe, even primroses and the tried and true African violets. Gift plants from the Christmas holiday could use some tending. These include poinsettia, amaryllis and the holiday cactus.

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