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South Facing garden ideas are often successful when you use plants that can tolerate the heat and dry conditions. The images shows a south facing Mediterranean planting theme or iris and grasses.
Gardening For Beginners
Kristian Hickson-Booth

South Facing Garden Ideas

Discover the beauty of South facing gardens and unlock their full potential with our expert tips and ideas. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, we’ll explore the best plants and features to transform your sunny space. Learn about sun-loving Mediterranean plants, drought-tolerant favourites, and how to create a vibrant garden that thrives. Find out how to add shade and harness the power of the sun with solar technology. Unleash your creativity with shadows, garden sculptures, and trellis screens to add a captivating dimension to your garden. Start revitalizing your South facing garden today!

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How to start a vegetable garden for beginners, without a garden can be as easy as just growing one crop. This image shows a lady planting out lettuce plants.
Gardening For Beginners
Kristian Hickson-Booth

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Have you ever tasted a sun-warmed tomato fresh from the garden? Or savoured a crisp salad made with lettuce picked just moments before? There’s nothing quite like the taste of homegrown produce, and with a little effort, anyone can grow their own vegetables. Vegetable gardening is not only a wonderful way to enjoy fresh, healthy food, but it’s also a fun and rewarding hobby that can be enjoyed by all ages. With our beginner’s guide to vegetable gardening, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started. From choosing the right location to planting, watering, and harvesting your vegetables, we’ve got you covered with helpful tips and tricks that will ensure your garden thrives. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your gardening gloves, and get ready to experience the joy of growing your own food!

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top three tips for composting green and browns. Two images of hands full of green vegetable waste with an image of leaves being raked off a lawn,
Composting
Kristian Hickson-Booth

Composting Green and Browns: From Trash to Treasure

Are you looking to create a thriving garden without spending a fortune on fertilizer? Composting may be the solution you’re looking for. But did you know that the key to successful composting lies in balancing green and brown materials? In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the world of composting and explore the critical importance of achieving the right balance between nitrogen-rich green materials and carbon-rich brown materials. Discover the 3 critical things you need to know to create high-quality compost and enrich your soil naturally for a healthy, thriving garden.

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The south facing garden checklist starts with the image of a south facing garden. In this image there are roses and containers surrounding a gravel circle. It is a clear blue sky.
Gardening For Beginners
Kristian Hickson-Booth

South Facing Garden Checklist

Why are my plants suffering in my sunny garden? I thought most plants liked the sun? Some do and some don’t, but it is knowing how to choose the right ones. The checklist is here to help you make the right choices for your location and garden style.

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3 easy methods to composting for the beginner gardener. The image shows a wheelbarrow with lovely compost in it.
Composting
Kristian Hickson-Booth

Making Compost 3 Methods to Success

These three easy methods are there to make composting less strenuous than the traditional cold composting methods. If you are a beginner to composting then this is for you. As a seasoned composter who doesn’t want to spend too much physical effort in turning compost heaps; you will find alternative ways here!

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