The Easy Guide to Watering & Feeding.
Hurrah! Three water companies have lifted their hosepipe bans thanks to all the glorious rain! (See, every raincloud DOES have a silver lining…!)
So….where do I start on getting my garden looking lush again?
If you’re desperate for a garden with a stunning array of flowers and pretty plants, then there’s nothing more important than watering and feeding. Its simple, without water, your plants and flowers will die, and all that back-breaking work weeding and planting will be for nothing! A complete fertiliser or adding specific nutrients to your plants is essential, especially for borders with plants growing close together, all fighting over the soil’s yummy bits.
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The easy way to manage your soil.
Everyone thinks that soil doesn’t need much looking after as it’s so robust and self-serving. Well, in actual fact, it’s a fragile living environment that needs protection and cultivation by mixing with organic matter at least twice a year.
Organic Matter? Compost of course!
Making your own compost is rewarding, good for the environment and really easy!
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W Crowder & Sons Ltd recently said farewell to one of their longest serving employees, Dick Carrot of Horncastle. Dick worked for almost 44 continuous years within the company’s nursery business. At a recent celebratory dinner, Chairman Robert Crowder thanked Dick for his exemplary loyal service and wished him well for a long and healthy retirement.
Dick intends to spend his retirement gardening, fishing and cycling. His real passion is supporting Manchester United Football Club, in fact he’ll probably be spotted out and about enjoying a pint with his mates, chatting about the footy… luckily, there’s no more early mornings!
A guide to choosing the correct compost!
There are many different types of compost available to help you grow a range of plants that are unsuitable for your ordinary garden soil. Compost is full of nutritional balances for specific plants and growing purposes.
Plants in hanging baskets, for example, need suitable potting compost that’s specially formulated to attend to their growing needs, by providing the correct balance of nutrients, helping along healthy root growth, and allowing the plant to anchor it well. The compost needs to be open enough to allow air to the roots and surplus water to drain, yet sufficiently binding to keep enough water in.
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How to Build a Suntime Havana Duo Seat
Building the Suntime Havana Duo Seat can sometimes be a challenge as the instructions supplied are poor and the parts often do not line up easily.
These walk through pictures along with the instructions will help you to build your new furniture which will give you years of pleasure.
Important notes before building the Havana duo seat:
Always leave the screws loose while building to allow you to line up the parts easier.
Un-package the glass carefully as it will break if damaged.
If too much weight is put on the front of the fabric or it is tightened too far, it will come out of the frame. Use a large flat screw driver and hammer to knock it back into place and large grips to close the frame tighter.
Parts of the chair are easily bent when building especially the legs which can cause the seat to not sit level. The legs are easily bent back to shape if needed by putting weight on them carefully.
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