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Tips on tackling mice in your garden

They may be small, but mice can be a big problem for gardeners. These hungry little rodents can wreak havoc in a vegetable bed, eating both seeds and young seedlings. Fruit and vegetables stored in sheds are fair game, as are bulbs, and they’ve also been known to bite strawberries off the bushes. Mice breed prolifically and it’s not really possible to keep them out of your garden altogether, but there are steps you can take to protect your plants from their sharp little teeth. 

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What to do in the garden in November? 

When the days are short and it’s cold outside, it can feel as though there’s no life left in the garden. But in fact now’s the best time for many gardening jobs, so wrap up warm, grab your gloves and get on out there.

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Guide to getting the garden ready for winter

As the colder months have arrived and the wet, windy weather is more prevalent than sunny days, it means it is time to get the garden ready for winter. It is really important to prepare everything needed in advance to ensure your plants, accessories and furniture all make it through the cold, wet weather-ready for the springtime and for you to enjoy during the summer. These guide will help you get everything ready in time. 

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How to clean up your greenhouse?

It is time to clean up your greenhouse after a year of growing your tomatoes, cucumbers and much more. At this time of year, most plants will be finished fruiting and it is time to give your greenhouse a good cleanout. This will make sure that you keep it in good condition and also limit any pests and diseases from overwintering in your greenhouse over the colder months. Here is our guide to cleaning up your greenhouse. 

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What to do in the garden in October?

October is a last gorgeous blaze of warm colours – ripe red apples, orange pumpkins and glowing yellow leaves. In the garden, it’s time to gather the fruits of this year’s labour, get ready for winter and start planning for spring.

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World Animal Day

World Animal Day helps to raise awareness of animal welfare all around the world. The aim is to make the whole world a better place for all animals, in all countries, where each and everyone is recognised as a sentient being and that everyone works towards celebrating animals no matter where they are. It’s a day to encourage everyone to understand animals and recognise the importance of our impact on the animal world.

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DIY Ideas: pressing flowers

You can press flowers easily which helps to keep their lovely colour and shape for years to come. Once you have pressed them, they can be used in decoration for things such as homemade cards or pictures for a personalised display at home or gifts for friends. Imagine being able to save some of your most precious flowers from the garden to have indoors all year? The process is enjoyable as well. There are a few different ways to press flowers so here is the book pressing method. 

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Guide to grow new plants from cuttings

If you enjoy plants, growing new plants from cuttings is a really easy way to enjoy getting even more plants for free. You can also divide plants and collect seeds which are all ways to make the most of what you already have and grow more of your favourites. Cuttings can be taken from many different plants and propagating in this way can have really good results, plus it is almost magical to see a new plant grow from a small cutting, so give it a go with our guide. 

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Celebrate Apple Day by preparing delicious home-made apple juice

Apple Day is all about spreading awareness of the environment and the season of Autumn along with a big appreciation of apples which are harvested around this time of year. There are many ways to enjoy apples from simply eaten off the tree to an apple crumble but why not prepare a delicious homemade apple juice with the apples from your trees. It is simply a refreshing and nutritious drink which is easy and satisfying to make. Make one glass of apple juice in ten minutes. 

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How not to make a mountain out of molehills

When you’ve spent long hours creating your perfect lawn, the last thing you want to see is a whacking great molehill spoiling your handiwork. So to help, here’s the lowdown on garden moles and what to do about them.

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Planting winter bedding and spring bulbs

As autumn begins and the days get shorter, nothing beats a bit of colour in the garden to dispel the pre-winter blues. Now’s the time to fill pots and borders with winter bedding for flowers through the cold weather, and of course, it’s also time to start planting spring bulbs for a fantastic display next spring. Here’s our simple guide to planting spring bulbs and bedding.

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What to do in the garden in September?

With the rich colours of autumn starting to glow, September is an especially lovely month for gardens. While the warm weather lasts, it’s time to gather in the harvest and start preparing the garden for the colder months ahead, as well as planning for the joys of another spring.

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