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Up the Garden Path

DIY your own water permeable living pathwayStand-on plants are the alternative to solid pathways and paved areas. Gardens need water to move into the soil and with solid paved areas the amount of water getting down to your trees and shrubs is restricted. Although not new plants, the concept of Stand-on plants are a selection of plants highlighted as being perfect to walk over and are ideal to grow between pavers and along walkways.

Low growing and fast spreading is the key to these plants, depending on the variety the more often you stand on them the more compact they grow.

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Garlic to Eat and for Bug Spray

Grow sun yum! Plant a patch of GarlicNot just for warding off vampires, growing garlic gives you an ample supply of one of nature’s best healing herbs. There are many different types of garlic. Back by popular demand we have different colours of garlic available for planting now.

If you have a sunny spot try some pink, white or giant garlic it’s easier than you think and besides growing some to eat you can also use garlic to make your own organic spray to keep your edibles free of bugs.

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Grow it in a container!

One of the easiest ways to beat water restrictions is to grow your garden in containers. One can control how much water they get and when using grey water from a bucket in the shower it’s easy to keep them looking good. Container gardens also offer the advantage of changing your garden with every season. The choice of plant material is limited only by your imagination.

When choosing plants for container gardens, keep in mind the scale of the container and how big the plant grows. Planting up a specimen container or arranging groupings of three or more pots can make a big difference to an entrance of entertainment patio.

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The ten minute gardener

Feed the garden to boost the greenThe beginning of the year is always a time for cleaning up bringing in changes, from the office to the home and finally the garden. In getting the routine back after the holidays one doesn’t always have a lot of time to get stuck in but if you have a few minutes here some quick tasks that make all the difference to your garden.

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