Garden Care

Jun 28
BY Angela Slater
Herbaceous border in English cottage style garden
Better blooms and more nutritious vegs arise from healthy soil A healthy, fertile soil is capable of growing healthy plants which, in the case of fruit and vegetables, produces a nutritionally rich crop. It contains a balance of minerals, trace elements and nutrients, supports a healthy micro-life; fungi, microbes, earthworms, bacteria and nematodes. READ MORE
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Jun 27
BY Angela Slater
Hydrangea petiolaris at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
Clothe that problem shady area in flowers and scent Hydrangea petiolaris at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria READ MORE
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Apr 12
BY Angela Slater
David Austin rose' Darcey Bussell'
Tiny garden? Fill it with scent and colour by choosing compact plants Darcey Bussell (pictured above) READ MORE
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Jan 28
BY Julie Parker
Blue tit starting to build a nest in a nest box
There is always plenty of advice given at this time of year about feeding the birds to get them through the harsh winter months before they start breeding but you may be surprised to learn how early our British birds start to make their nests. Although some birds such as doves will lay eggs at any time of year, in general, most birds start thinking about pairing up from mid-January when you will... READ MORE
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Apr 03
BY Angela Slater
Autumn colour for a container
Here at Hayes Garden World we are often asked if you can grow trees in containers. The answer is yes you can, provided you take a few things into consideration, such as; size, interest, amount of care you can give the tree and position. The size of the pot relative to the tree you wish to grow must be taken into consideration, also the type of compost used. READ MORE
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Mar 26
BY Julie Parker
Daffodils
Gardens are inspiring, uplifting & not only good for the soul but gardening will help you keep fit & well as you get older. To further these ideals & bring communities together the RHS launched National Gardening Week three years ago. This year it runs from 14th to 20th April & although it is in its infancy it has quickly grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening.... READ MORE
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Jan 30
BY Julie Parker
House Sparrow
If you missed taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch in January there is still time to get your kids involved in The Big Schools’ Birdwatch which is running until the 14th February. This event is designed for schools but it can easily be adapted for other groups outside school from chess clubs to sports clubs, brownies & cubs. Register your group online with the RSPB then just spend... READ MORE
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Aug 01
BY Robert Armitage
Marigold
Worry about the detrimental effects on the environment by pesticides and chemical fertilisers has made many gardeners turn to more nature friendly horticultural methods. One of these is the practise of companion planting. READ MORE
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Jul 24
BY Julie Parker
Bee on Echinops
There has been a lot of concern in recent years about falling bee numbers & rightly so. Not only do they buzz around our gardens but they buzz around the crops we eat too. Whilst they are collecting nectar & pollen for their hives they are also pollinating & cross pollinating the plants, trees & shrubs they visit. Without pollination the plant will not produce its fruit whether... READ MORE
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Mar 05
BY Robert Armitage
Bees
Our Disappearing Bees All over the world the numbers of honey bees and other pollinating insects, such as bumble bees and butterflies, are collapsing at an alarming rate. The murmur of bees in a summer meadow, once so illustrative of that season, is now hardly heard and soon the silence of extinction could replace it. READ MORE
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