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Planting up colour for winter

Nothing beats the winter blues and lifts the spirits like a spot of bright colour. By planting your winter colour now they get to grow fat and full in the warm weather that is left providing a fuller display and in flower on mass sooner than if you wait till the first frosts to plant. Bedding plants need a lot less attention in winter provided they get planted into soil that is well prepared.

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Adding the organic

Go organic is a phrase we are all accustomed to and we see it coming to us from all sides. In the garden the word organic can also have a different meaning as it often refers to the soil and what makes up the soil. With any organic gardening principle whether it relates to feeding or spraying it all starts with good soil and good soil can only exist if there is plenty of organic matter in the soil. The best way to tell if you have good soil is by the number of earthworms you have in the garden, if you turn a bed or dig a hole the more there are and the fatter the earthworms are, the better the soil.

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Autumn Veggie Planting

It’s the perfect timing to get your winter vegetable garden started now. The warmer weather in autumn helps them establish faster and then as it cools down in May they are all ready to start producing. Now is also time to think about sowing vegetables that will give your family a thick vegetable soup this winter particularly of root crops.

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Introducing water

Water brings movement and peace and there is nothing more relaxing and calming than listening to soft running water after a stressful day. Because moving water encompasses all senses, your water feature should be the focal point of your garden or patio. Fountains have many benefits other than adding beauty to your home or gardens. An indoor or outdoor water fountain aids in stress relief and relaxation, acts as a natural humidifier, improves air quality with negative ions, and produces soothing water sounds that can drown out annoying sounds to soothe and relax you

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