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The Hayes Sparkly Christmas Survey - Win this Beautiful Christmas Tree

Have you ever wondered what other people love and hate about Christmas? How many trees they have in their house? Do we all eat turkey for Christmas dinner? Click here to take the survey. Well we are...
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How To Make The Most Of Autumn Leaves

Free soil conditioner from fallen autumn leaves After we have enjoyed the flaming autumn spectacle put on by gorgeous deciduous trees the leaves start to fall and become a nuisance. They clog drains...
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October

The unsettled weather we have had recently is likely to continue into October with heavy rain and strong winds moving across the country from the southwest. The southern and eastern parts may see some...
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How To Make The Perfect Compost

Compost is an essential element for producing healthy soil Composting is one of the most important tasks you can carry out in the garden; it re-cycles kitchen waste and spent organic matter from the...
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How To Make A Magic Mulch For Your Garden

Mulching improves the soil, protects plants, saves money and work Why go to the trouble of spreading mulch? Because it benefits the garden and the plants in so many ways: Suppressing weeds ; it is...
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How To Help Our Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs, the gardeners friend Hedgehogs are one of our most charismatic native mammals and they need our help. A survey commissioned by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and the People’s...
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A Winter Container Vegetable Plot

If you fancy growing your own veg this winter but haven’t got the space, why not have a container garden instead. There are a number of vegetables that will grow in pots if fed & watered & not all of...
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Autumnal Acers

The changing colour of leaves in autumn is caused by the shift in concentration of three photosynthetic pigments in the leaves, brought on by reduced daylight hours and lower temperatures. The three...
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How To Stay Safe In The Garden

Avoid that accident by following these few easy tips Over 300,000 people are injured each year in the garden, over a third of them are children with men being the next highest group. Men and women in...
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How To Preserve Apples

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How To Grow Scrumptious Apples

Apples trees give interest in the garden from spring to autumn Anyone can grow an apple tree no matter what the size of your garden. There are varieties suitable for an orchard or a pot on the patio....
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What Seeds Should I Be Sowing In Autumn?

Autumn sown seeds give you fresh veg in winter and an earlier spring crop You can sow some seeds in autumn to crop earlier the following year, therefore prolonging the cropping season. Some need to be...
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How To Grow Bedding Cyclamen In The Garden And Indoors

Brighten up winter with a patch of colourful cyclamen Cyclamen persicum , the Persian cyclamen, has been improved to be longer lasting, to have more flowers and a larger range of colours than the...
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How To Maintain Your Greenhouse

Spring clean the greenhouse ready for those first seedlings As the Christmas pudding and the mince pies are settling nicely around the waist it is the ideal time to get to grips with the greenhouse....
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How To Grow Tempting Tulips

Tulips are the essential flower for a shot of brilliant spring colour Who doesn’t have room for a splash of spring colour from even a tiny pot of tulips? Plant a river of colour or pop a pot onto the...
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How To Feed Garden Birds In Winter

Feeding the birds in your garden in winter can be lifesaving Your garden can be a lifesaver in winter; giving you the chance to see birds which usually inhabit the countryside coming into urban areas...
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How To Grow Bountiful Blackberries

Blackberries are easy to grow, food for free in autumn and nutritious The humble blackberry considered to be a weed by so many is one fruit which almost always never fails to give a generous crop....
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Fantastic Fungi

Mycorrhizal fungi leads to bigger, stronger plants and better yields Plants formed a symbiotic relationship with fungi approximately 500 million years ago. Gardeners can utilise this relationship to...
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How To Utilise A Glut Of Apples

Versatile apples can be served sweet or savoury or as a Halloween treat Apple Rubinola (pictured above)
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September

Inspiration on what you can plant & sow at this time of year plus a guide to this month’s gardening jobs, including pruning & general maintenance, to keep your garden looking great.
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How to avoid food poisoning from barbecue food

Stay healthy and enjoy delicious food and great company Chicken with balsamic peaches (pictured above) There’s nothing like having a barbecue for family and friends when the weather is gorgeous; great...
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BBQ asparagus with feta and gremolata

Fresh British asparagus is ideal for a light summer supper dish This summer, Hayes Garden World is encouraging more BBQers to try meat-free alternatives on the BBQ through our VVQ campaign , which...
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BBQ Sweet potato with Isle of Wight salsa

Serve this veggie dish as a light summer supper To celebrate the launch of our VVQ campaign - which encourages more people in the UK to try Vegetarian or Vegan Quisine on the BBQ - we have decided to...
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Jewels & Desires - Handmade Gemstone Jewellery from the Lake District

Jewels & Desires have been designing & making gemstone jewellery since 2008 with the aim of providing stunning, unique & affordable jewellery designs. Designer & jewellery maker Julie Parker says "It...
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Vegetarian BBQ: Swap your BBQ for a VVQ this summer

In summer 2018, over 41,000 cows were used to make BBQ meat - that’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium TWICE. 36,876,000 kg of meat was eaten, which is the equivalent weight of THREE Eiffel towers. 41...
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BBQ sweet chilli halloumi crunch wraps

Tasty, healthy supper dish quickly grilled on the BBQ To get more BBQers trying meat-free recipes on the barbie this summer, we’ve worked with a range of top chefs and brands across the UK to share...
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BBQ Recipe Competition

Do you have a favourite barbecue recipe that doesn’t include any meat? We are celebrating being vegetarian and proving that barbecuing isn’t about consuming vast quantities of meat but is about being...
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Vegan BBQ asparagus with shallots and salsa verde

British asparagus grilled on the BBQ for a quick tasty side or as a main To help more people try meat-free meals on the barbie this summer, we’ve reached out to brands and chefs from all over the UK...
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BBQ corn on the cob with shallot herb butter

Try this easy tasty veggie dish using super sweet British corn To celebrate the launch of our VVQ campaign , which promotes trying meat-free recipes on the BBQ, we’ve asked some of the best brands and...
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BBQ’d stuffed red peppers

To support the launch of our VVQ campaign , we have reached out to brands and chefs from all over the UK to share their favourite vegan/veggie recipes with us. Today’s recipe is for tasty stuffed red...
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