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Composting

Composting

All too often gardeners start composting with great excitement and enthusiasm, only for interest to wane as the results disappoint. Here is a quick guide to help you produce the best compost in whatever composting bin you choose.

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How to: get to know your tools

How to: get to know your tools

Ever wondered which tools you should use to do different jobs around the garden?

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How to: overhaul your irrigation system

How to: overhaul your irrigation system

Here's how to give your irrigation system a once over.

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How to: stop snails invading precious pot plants

How to: stop snails invading precious pot plants

Keep both pets and snail-sensitive plants safe with these solutions.

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Toolshed

Some gardeners are tool-lovers and their garden sheds are so densely populated they have to be thin as a rake just to get in the door. Others are tool-poor, making do with a pair of kitchen scissors and whatever they can scrounge from the brother-in-law. There is a middle way and here it is: our choice of the most useful tools in the shed, and how to use them.

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Trace Elements

Gardeners are often advised to add nutrients and trace elements to the soil before planting, especially before planting edible plants. Why? Linda has the answers.

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Weeding tools of the trade

Weeding tools of the trade

Here is a call to action. Now is the time to rid your lawn of those dreaded little nasties before its too late. Read on for the weeding tools that do the job properly and are a pleasure to handle.

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What’s new: New plants to love

What’s new: New plants to love

Elizabeth Swane talks about all the new plants we're planting this spring.

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