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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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January’s gardening to-do list

2nd January 2015
January’s gardening to-do list

Even though gardens are not bright and cheerful during the drab first full week of January, now would be a good time to figure out what you want to plant and how you want your garden to look like.

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The best gardening TV programmes in 2015

27th December 2014
The best gardening TV programmes in 2015

Next year looks like being a record one for gardening television, at least in quantity, with up to a dozen series planned. Four series will begin in the first week of January – quite a novel move, given that few gardeners are active outdoors. Apparently the trend is led by increasing use of catch-up TV, meaning viewers might watch repeats when the gardening season actually starts.

 

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UK aggregates markets continue to recover

23rd December 2014
UK aggregates markets continue to recover

Although aggregates volumes fell in 2012, volumes recovered by 6% last year with growth continuing to increase in 2014.

Production has been increasing in both sand and gravel and crushed rock. However, companies in the Midlands and South appear to be enjoying a better recovery than suppliers in northern England and Scotland.

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Christmas Donation

16th December 2014
Christmas Donation
MB Wilkes donated £300 to Julias house this Christmas
Happy New Year to all our MB Wilkes customers
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