Vital maintenance for the colder months!

Maintenance

Even though it’s quite warm in mainland England for this time of the year it’s still time to prepare for the winter months that still lay ahead. Here are some tips to help you tidy up your garden this month. 1) Clear up weeds, fork over beds and borders and incorporate as much organic matter […]

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December 17, 2015

10 things you must do this January!

Planting

Now you are officially back at work, it is time to start working on your January to do list. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, you have 10 things to do this month: 1. Recycle your Christmas tree This is assuming that you have a real Christmas tree and not an aesthetic one which goes […]

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January 3, 2015

Why raised beds are needed this winter

Raised Beds Dunster House

Gardening is hard work.  Getting up and down, lifting heavy plants, digging into the hard ground and ending up with blisters in places you didn’t know existed.  With this winter set to be a wet one you don’t want to be on your knees gardening, feeling the cold water seeping through your trousers.  Now is […]

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November 17, 2014

Bonfire night bonanza!

Bonfire Night

The weekend of ghosts and ghouls is now over, the stomach ache from eating your body weight in sweets is fading and you are wondering what to do next. Wednesday is the 5th November, the night where the skies become ablaze with light and friends gather around the bonfire for an intimate party. Bonfire night […]

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November 2, 2014

A unique twist on trellis growing

Gazebo Dunster House

After 20 years of selling Garden Buildings, you would think that we have seen everything you could do with them. However, we can across a blog by the Texas Gardener that showed an interesting way that Gazebo trellising can help you grow full sized melons. Most gardeners are deterred from growing them due to how […]

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October 13, 2014

Advice from the Experts: Protecting Your Garden

Garden Plants Dunster House

The clocks go forward on October 26th, meaning the days are becoming shorter and we have one less hour of sunlight a day. Over the last week we have had sporadic weather; hot sunshine, heavy rain, frost, fog, mist and breeze! This mix of weather will be playing havoc with your garden, and your desire […]

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October 6, 2014

Make your garden come alive with wildlife!

Hedgehogs

You may have established from our DIY projects page that we adore wildlife and always encourage you to make your garden a haven for them. Wildlife can teach you, and your children, a lot about nature, life and death all whilst encouraging your garden to bloom to its full potential. Whilst the weather is still nice […]

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Landscaping around a Gazebo

Landscaping around a Gazebo

You send us a lot of pictures of your Garden Buildings and we love to see what you are doing with them. The way in which you design your garden around your garden building to truly show it off is fantastic. We have noticed that Gazebos appear to be standing on their own a lot, […]

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September 10, 2014