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7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Recycle Materials in the Garden

Many gardeners know their garden has a positive impact on the environment and look for ways to make it even more eco-friendly. Whether you just try to reduce your pesticide use or go fully self-sufficient, there are tonnes of ways you can make your garden a bit more planet friendly. One simple and easy way to do this is to recycle materials by repurposing them in your garden. There are plenty of things, from yoghurt pots to pairs of [...]

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Top Gardening Bloggers Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

Hitting the gym and cutting the drinking are among the most common New Year’s resolutions people try to stick to at this time of year. But for the green fingered among you, the start of a new year presents more than just the chance to ditch bad habits — it provides the perfect opportunity to introduce new practices to your gardening routine that could make all the difference to this year’s horticultural efforts. (more…)

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10 Ways You Can Put Your Old Christmas Tree to Use in the Garden

In the UK, around 8 million real Christmas trees are purchased every year - but after the Christmas season, many are simply discarded on the streets and eventually find their way to landfill. The Local Government Association estimates that disposal costs the taxpayer £100 per 40 trees with each 2-metre tree generating around 16kg of carbon dioxide as it decomposes. (more…)