Gardening Tips

  • Use Leaf Mould As Compost

    Posted on October 24, 2011 by davidb

    The orange, reds and browns of autumns leaves scatter the ground and fleck the skyline this month. Gardeners may find less romance when faced with a strewn lawn and clogged pond though, not to mention the relative dangers of a mulchy, slippery path. If there's one job to be done an Autumn day, it's raking.
    The [...]


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  • Reason for using Crop Rotation

    Posted on February 22, 2011 by davidb

    When growing vegetables it is a good idea to practice crop rotation. it is one of the best ways to achieve high yields and avoid vegetable pests and diseases.
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  • Greenhouse Growing Guide - Nov / Dec

    Posted on November 10, 2010 by davidb

    Give your spring flowers a head start by planting them in your Greenhouse during the winter months. Continue Reading


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  • Growing Tomatoes

    Posted on June 8, 2010 by davidb

    Growing Tomatoes
    Today, few crops are more rewarding to grow, especially for 'newbie' gardeners.
    Growing your own tomatoes means you can concentrate on taste, not like Supermarkets who choose tomatoes for travelling and shelf life.
    Main types of tomatoes home grown are:

    Indeterminate or Cordon Tomatoes
    Bush or Determinate Tomatoes
    Hanging Basket or Dwarf Bush Tomatoes

    Indeterminate are usualy tied to a cane [...]


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  • Growing Asparagus

    Posted on May 25, 2010 by davidb

    Asparagus is low in calories, contains no cholestoral and is very low in sodium. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, zinc and a very good source of dietry fibre.
    All parts of this hardy perennial are edible, but unfortunately the bad news is they take 3 years to produce a crop [...]


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  • Frost Protection

    Posted on April 8, 2010 by davidb

    Some plants can with stand a certain amount of frost others can be pretty hardy providing the ground around them doesn't freeze. Both types are often left in the ground all year long and will need to be given some form of protection during the winter months. Continue Reading


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  • Growing Strawberries

    Posted on April 8, 2010 by davidb

    Growing Strawberries
    We love big juicy strawberries and many people grow them at home. There are 3 main kinds of strawberries

    Summer Fruiting Strawberries
    Perpetual Strawberries
    Alpine Strawberries

    Perpetual strawberries crop in irregular flushes throughout the summer until stopped by Autumn Frosts. Both Summer Fruiting and Perpetual strawberries are raised from runners. These are small plants that grow at the end of a [...]


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  • Gardening Glossary

    Posted on March 5, 2010 by davidb

    Jargon busting with HGC! The world of gardening has many terms and words and it's not always clear what they mean! We're compiling an Alphabetised List of all the terms that you'll find in Gardening literature to help everyone out!
    Don't be shy - Leave your own gardening words and meanings for inclusion.
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    Acid: Describes soil with [...]


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  • Don't Skimp on Garden Security Warn Police

    Posted on February 22, 2010 by davidb

    You lock your car, your windows, your doors even your jewellery box but Local Police warn that many of us forget to secure our Garden Buildings leaving rich pickings for those who'd try their luck.

    HGC takes garden security seriously and offer many shed security products. For a limited time only we are giving away a FREE Motion Sensor Cabin Alarm worth £40 to every customer who purchases a Finnforest Log Cabin at HGC. Continue Reading


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  • Soil Types

    Posted on February 15, 2010 by davidb

    Soil type is one of the most important factors when choosing your Garden Plants. Many people who find it difficult to get their plants to thrive are often unaware of their soil and how to manage it. This Blog provides a brief description of the 3 main types of soil. Continue Reading


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