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How to improve your soil for gardening - Fork turn organic matter
Gardening

How to Improve Your Soil for Gardening

Reading Time: 9 minutes Do you have sandy soil? Clay soil? pH problems? Tips on how best to improve your soil for gardening.

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Best Garden Football Goals
Buyers Guides

The 8 Best Garden Football Goals For 2022

Reading Time: 12 minutes While it’s tempting to go out and buy a ‘real’ football goal, it can be a better idea to choose a more..

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Buyers Guides

6 Best Solar Powered Bird Bath Fountains – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 10 minutes Buyers guide to the UK’s 6 best solar powered birdbaths and fountains.

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Best barbecue Smoker
Buyers Guides

7 Best Barbecue Smokers – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 13 minutes Summer is a time for BBQ’s with friends and family. However, if you are a ‘smoker’ then their is a world of possibilities

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Small Garden Sheds
Home and Garden Ideas

8 Best Small Garden Sheds – Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 16 minutes Small garden sheds come in a myriad of shapes and sizes. It may seem like you don’t have the space for a garden shed, but don’t let your small garden stop

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How to find out my soil type - Feeling Soil with a hand
Gardening

How to find out my soil type | 2 easy ways

Reading Time: 5 minutes Good soil is the foundation of all gardens and allotments. Find out your soil type

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Aluminium Greenhouses
Buyers Guides

Aluminium Greenhouses – Best for 2022

Reading Time: 16 minutes Aluminium greenhouses are a common sight in garden centres and home improvement stores across the country. In addition to being attractive

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How to Grow Cucumbers- Many Cucumbers
Fruit and Vegetables

How to Grow Cucumbers – 4 Tips to Success

Reading Time: 9 minutes How do cucumbers grow? With cucumbers being a staple in many summertime foods, growing one’s own is the perfect way to ensure..

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Growing Potatoes in a Bag
Fruit and Vegetables

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bag – 4 Easy Steps

Reading Time: 7 minutes Do not let the size of your garden hinder you …

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Gardening

How to Grow Spring Onions In Water

Reading Time: 3 minutes Want to know how to grow spring onions in water? Then follow these easy instructions

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Home and Garden Ideas

10 Outdoor Christmas Wreaths With Lights

Reading Time: 13 minutes Leading up to and during the festive season a front-door wreath is essential for every home…

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How to make a compost bin- Full compost bin with organic waste
Gardening

How to Make a Compost Heap Easily

Reading Time: 6 minutes Organic waste material is a valuable resource that is often just thrown away, Why not make a

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How Does Ant Powder Work
Pest and Weed Control

How Does Ant Powder Work

Reading Time: 5 minutes English daisies are a common lawn weed, easily recognised by pretty, small, white-petalled flowers with a round..

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Raised Beds For Gardens
Gardening

Raised Beds For Gardens – 4 Tips to Success

Reading Time: 14 minutes Raised beds for gardens and allotments are a great way to grow all sorts of plants, and they’re especially popular for…

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Garden Deck box
Home and Garden Ideas

The Astonishing Garden Deck Box

Reading Time: 6 minutes We should stress this is not an exhaustive deck box …

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How to Lay Turf
Gardening

How to Lay Turf – 5 Easy Steps to Success

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you know how to lay turf like a pro? Laying turf is the easiest way to…

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Caring For Cyclamen - Pink Cyclamen Plants
Gardening

Caring for Cyclamen – 9 Points For Success

Reading Time: 7 minutes Caring for Cyclamen plants is a fairly straightforward affair. However, how to look after these beautiful plants is one of the most common questions people ask. 

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Buyers Guides

8 Best Cordless Jet Washers – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 15 minutes Buyers guide to the 8 best ‘cordless jet washers’ currently on the UK market

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Pink Water lilies - How to grow water lilies
Gardening

How to Grow Water Lilies

Reading Time: 7 minutes You may be wondering how to grow water lilies in your garden. Then if you are there, are a few important quick tips for ensuring

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Creeping Buttercup Flowers
Pest and Weed Control

Creeping Buttercup

Reading Time: 5 minutes A creeping buttercup infestation can be particularly tough to eliminate in poorly

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Common Catsear - Hypochaeris radicata
Pest and Weed Control

Common Catsear

Reading Time: 4 minutes We should state from the beginning that Common Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata) is not the same as dandelions and we will detail

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Common Ragwort
Pest and Weed Control

Common Ragwort

Reading Time: 5 minutes Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) or ragwort as it is mostly known as, is a native UK biennial plant that provides

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Cantilever Garden Parasols
Outdoor Living

All About Cantilever Garden Parasols

Reading Time: 6 minutes Cantilever garden parasols are popular for several reasons. They are easy to store and assemble and provide protection from

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Stinging Nettles
Pest and Weed Control

Stinging Nettles

Reading Time: 5 minutes Stinging nettles are hardy perennials that develop into 4-6ft (1.2-2m) tall masses.

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Common bellis daisy
Pest and Weed Control

Common Bellis Perennis Daisy

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Common Daisy (Bellis Perrennis) is a common lawn weed and is a native European plant, but has spread as far

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Bitter Dock Leaves
Pest and Weed Control

Bitter Dock Weed

Reading Time: 6 minutes From the same family as Japanese Knotweed, (Polygonaceae) Bitter Dock Weed (Rumex obtusifolius) is a

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Square Planting
How To's

Square Planting in 8 Easy Steps

Reading Time: 12 minutes The premise of square planting, square gardening or square foot gardening (SFG) as it’s so often called was developed by

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Pest and Weed Control

Hairy Bittercress

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although quite an insignificant weed compared to some garden weeds. However, Hairy Bittercress once discovered

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How to Freeze Runner Beans
How To's

How to Freeze Runner Beans

Reading Time: 5 minutes As with most vegetables, runner beans need to be blanched before freezing to help ..

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The Most Common Garden Weeds Found in the UK
Pest and Weed Control

20 Common Garden Weeds Found in the UK

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you have a garden or an allotment, then you are probably well aware of many of the common garden weeds found in the UK

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How to get rid of blackfly on broad beans
Pest and Weed Control

How to Get Rid of Blackfly on Broad Beans

Reading Time: 6 minutes We look at the symptoms, possible prevention, and cure both with ‘pesticide control’ and non-pesticide control

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Ground Elder
Pest and Weed Control

3 Ways of Eradicating Ground Elder

Reading Time: 4 minutes What does European Ground Elder look like? Before we can start eradicating ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria) effectively

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Bindweed
Pest and Weed Control

Bindweed

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re wondering if this perennial weed is a problem in your garden, then generally yes, bindweed is a problem for most of us. Here’s what you need to know.

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Even though the British garden or backyard can often be a small, uncultivated enclosed space, it’s your space to enjoy.  As a retired engineer hailing from the southwest of England, we started Garden Junkie

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