Water Butts

Using Water Butts To Conserve Autumn Rainfall

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You might think that Britain is drenched by a deluge of water throughout the year, but regular hose pipe bans prove otherwise. That's why we need to conserve the rainfall that we receive and Nathan James Dodd thinks the best way of achieving this is to use a water butt.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 14th of October, 2015.

How To Water Garden Plants Throughout The Summer

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With a bit of luck, the summer might start soon and that means you may have to keep plants well watered throughout any dry period. David Hall has a few ideas on the most effective ways of ensuring your plants don't go thirsty.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 5th of June, 2015.

How to Use a Water Butt to Conserve Water and Save Money

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Conservation and wise usage of rain water is always worthwhile. Here's how a garden water butt can help.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 7th of January, 2014.

How To Create an Oriental, Chinese, Japanese Garden

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If you want to create a Chinese or Japanese styled garden, David Coton has plenty of ideas and inspiration for ornaments, structures and plants that will provide a wonderful oriental feel.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 7th of April, 2016.

What To Do In The Garden In July

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After all the dry hot weather that much of the country has experienced over the last few weeks, the lavender in David Coton's garden is at its most colourful and scented, he's cutting the flowerheads to make lavender biscuits or drying them for pot pourri. Here are more jobs you can do in the garden during July.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 29th of June, 2018.

Orchid Plant Care Tips

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Orchids in pots, especially the ‘Moth Orchid’ or Phalaenopsis, are widely available and popular gifts. Placed on a window sill, they bloom for long periods when pruned, watered and fed correctly. In this article David Coton share some important orchid plant care tips.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 20th of August, 2015.

Plants for Acid Soils

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Any soil with a pH below 7.0 can be defined as acid and although the number of hardy perennials that prefer this type of soil is limited, David Hall knows that you can choose from a large selection of some of our most attractive shrubs.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 22nd of February, 2013.