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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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Raised Beds For Gardens
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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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10 Best Wheelie Bin Screens – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why do you need wheelie bin screens? For many though there remains that eye soar, the dreaded green wheelie bin.

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How to Build a Large Wildlife Pond

Reading Time: 11 minutes Looking to know how to build a large wildlife pond in your garden?

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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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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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9 Best Secateurs For Arthritic Hands

Reading Time: 15 minutes Certain types of arthritis can be a burden for gardeners, causing difficulty with cutting back vegetation and pruning.

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7 Best Artificial Christmas Trees – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 12 minutes Buyers guide to the best artificial Christmas trees for the home

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Hedgehog Houses
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6 Best Hedgehog Houses – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 9 minutes Autumn is the time wild hedgehogs look for nesting sites for their hibernation. Providing a safe secure

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Wireless Bird Box Cameras
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6 Birdbox Cameras – A Comprehensive Guide

Reading Time: 18 minutes Have you ever wanted to keep track of what is going on in your garden?

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The Best Wooden Compost Bins for 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you need a compost bin? Buyers guide to the UK’s 7 best wooden compost bins.

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How to Lay Turf – 5 Easy Steps to Success

Reading Time: 5 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 – 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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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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Best 6 Weather Stations For The Home – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 12 minutes Considering buying a weather station for the home to keep an eye on the weather conditions?

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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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8 Best Binoculars For Bird Watching In The Garden

Reading Time: 8 minutes There are many people who enjoy bird watching in their garden, and there is nothing more enjoyable than

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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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Japanese Knotweed Removal

Reading Time: 9 minutes Japanese Knotweed and Japanese Knotweed removal is a hot topic for many gardeners in the UK as the weeds spread very rapidly….

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7 Best Grass Strimmers for the UK Market 2022

Reading Time: 17 minutes Buying a grass strimmer for your garden, depends a lot on the size of the tasks ahead you want to tackle. It can be a daunting and expensive exercise if you don’t know..

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35 Great Gifts For a Gardener

Reading Time: 13 minutes Throughout the year many occasions arise when you think about buying gifts. Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries

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Fish Pumps for Ponds: A Complete Guide

Reading Time: 4 minutes The fish pump is an important component of your fish pond. It’s imperative to choose the right size, type and model for your particular

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden for Beginners: 10 Steps for Successful Gardening

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you are itching to get outside, get your hands dirty and grow something…

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6 Best Solar Powered Bird Bath Fountains – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 11 minutes Buyers guide to the UK’s 6 best solar powered birdbaths and fountains.

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7 Best Battery Powered Strimmers – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 17 minutes Buyers guide to the 7 best battery powered strimmers for the UK garden

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The Astonishing Garden Deck Box

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

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11 Best Gardening Shoes For Women

Reading Time: 16 minutes Good gardening shoes for women and men are an essential ‘tool’ like a garden fork or gardening shears for many of us these days.  Gardening shoes protect your…

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How to Remove Daisies From a Lawn

Reading Time: 3 minutes English daisies are a common lawn weed, easily recognised by pretty, small, white-petalled flowers with a round..

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What is the Maximum Size Shed Permitted Without Planning Permission

Reading Time: 9 minutes When you have decided that you want to erect a …

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7 Best Wooden Bird Tables – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 12 minutes Some seed spread over wooden bird tables is all you need to attract wild birds into your garden or backyard this winter

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Best 6 Robot Lawn Mowers

Reading Time: 18 minutes New to the UK market, robot lawn mowers are becoming increasingly popular as a hands-free alternative to.

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Fire Pits For The Garden
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Best 5 Fire Pits For The Garden – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 14 minutes No need to rush indoors when the weather turns cooler, How? Make a fire.

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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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What is a Barbecue Smoker

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ever thought about ‘smoking’ some of your own food? Find out how. A Barbecue smoker is the best way to

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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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How to Grow Basil – 5 Easy Steps to Success

Reading Time: 5 minutes Basil is one of the easiest of herbs to grow in the garden or indoors simply follow these 5 simple steps.

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10 Best Overhanging Parasols – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 13 minutes Do you enjoy the sun? Then the best solution for the modern home & garden is an overhanging parasol. 

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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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9 Best Bicycle Storage Solutions – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 21 minutes With cycling’s popularity in today’s healthy, green environment rapidly growing, so has the rapid growth in secure enclosed bike storage

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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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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 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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5 Best HEPA Air Filters for the Home

Reading Time: 14 minutes The air in your home can be filled with a lot of different contaminants and allergens. If you suffer from asthma or other allergies..

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8 Small Plastic Greenhouses For Space Limited Gardens

Reading Time: 14 minutes Small plastic greenhouses are a great way to extend your gardening season and they are steadily increasing in popularity due to their flexibility and …

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pH Testing of Soil | 4 Easy Ways

Reading Time: 6 minutes Knowing the pH of your soil is a fundamental part of gardening, ensuring healthy plant growth

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7 Best Outdoor Christmas Garland With Lights – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 11 minutes Buyers guide to the best outdoor Christmas garlands with lights, especially for the home

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How to Take Cuttings From Plants

Reading Time: 5 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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What is the Best Solar Water Feature

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is the best solar water feature for your garden? This is a question that many home and garden owners have asked repeatedly. After all, there are literally

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6 Best Soil pH Testers – 2022 Buyers Guide

Reading Time: 13 minutes To ensure success in the garden, all gardeners need to know their own soil pH.

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Gardening

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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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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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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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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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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