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Tips To Prepare Your Garden For The Spring

Now that the winter months are nearly over you will notice that your garden is starting to...

Tips For Making Your Garden Practical This Summer

You completed the spring tasks to prepare your garden for the upcoming warmer months. It is now...

Can A Robot Lawnmower Make Gardening A Whole Lot...

What’s the worst job in the gardening world? Okay, yes, de-weeding is the most stressful job, but...

Glut Instinct

“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that...

Getting Away From It All

Like many folk, we’ve barely spent a night away from home since the New Year. I love The Watch House with all my heart,...

The House by the Lane

‘Chyanvounder’: ‘Chy’ meaning house and ‘vounder’ meaning lane in the Cornish language. We have made three attempts to visit Cornwall this...

How to love and care for holiday houseplants

At a time of year when there’s no shortage of faux decor—faux trees, faux berries, faux garlands,...

New garden design: A painterly palette

There’s a well-established garden-making process around here: Every other year I make a new garden space. It...

7 ways to start seeds

Is there any task that has so many rules and yet so many people tackling it in...

Container gardening

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planting ahead

The first draft of this post began with a rather gloomy assessment of the year’s events. By the time I reached the third paragraph...

Iris Reticulata ‘Pauline’

In an exciting new development, the following post can now be enjoyed as a podcast as well as in text and photographs. ...

A Moment In The Gin & Tonic Garden

Once in a while one’s garden has a ‘moment’, a brief period of time when everything comes together to create a picture-perfect scene and...

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Tips To Prepare Your Garden For The Spring

Now that the winter months are nearly over you will notice that your garden is starting to rise from its winter slumber. So naturally,...

Tips For Making Your Garden Practical This Summer

You completed the spring tasks to prepare your garden for the upcoming warmer months. It is now prepared to bloom into something spectacular. Now...

Can A Robot Lawnmower Make Gardening A Whole Lot Easier?

What’s the worst job in the gardening world? Okay, yes, de-weeding is the most stressful job, but what comes in at a close second?...

Tips For Garden Maintenance: You Need To Stay On Top Of These!

A well-maintained garden can make your home look beautiful and inviting. However, if you don’t stay on top of the maintenance tasks, your garden...

Home Renovation Ideas To Increase Home Value

In spending more time at home, many homeowners and their families become more aware of their surroundings and begin to explore home renovation initiatives....

5 Top Tips for Adding Some Flair to Your Garden this Spring

There’s no doubt it’s still chilly out there. But a new season has a way of creeping up on you. So get ahead of...

How To Revive A Neglected Garden

When not maintained, gardens can often get out of control. Weeds are likely to take over the garden, while other plants will die. Small...

The Case For Lawns: How They Help You And Your Garden

You don’t have to look far in this day and age to find people arguing that lawns are, in general, a bad thing. The...

8 Ways Gardening Can Make You Happy

Since the beginning of the pandemic, gardening has increased in popularity tenfold. It gave people something to do while being locked up inside their...