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Almost two-fifths of people have a passion for gardening

Posted by Catherine - June 9, 2015 - Garden Design

New research shows almost two-fifths (37.5 per cent) of people have a passion for gardening, while other popular ways of enjoying the outdoors include shopping (28 per cent), dog walking (17 per cent), animal watching (16 per cent) and cycling (12 per cent). First Utility, the gas and electricity supplier, conducted the research as part […]

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Japanese knotweed: Taking over Britain?

Posted by Catherine - April 30, 2015 - Tips, Uncategorized

With its red stems and deep green leaves, it is a pretty enough plant. But Japanese knotweed’s beauty belies the fact it has become the scourge of British homeowners. It grows at a ridiculous rate, is near-impossible to get rid of and has ruined house sales – wiping thousands off property prices. Just this week, […]

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Gardener grows heart-shaped fruit in his greenhouse

Posted by Catherine - January 22, 2015 - Planting

It’s not often a tomato is described as so sweet ‘whenever people see it they just want to hug it’ – but this was no ordinary piece of fruit. The heart-shaped tomato was grown by retired dagger maker, Rod Matless, who said he was shocked when he noticed it in his greenhouse while inspecting his […]

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Winter Warmer Starts Now…

Posted by Catherine - October 1, 2014 - Garden Design

We are now starting our winter sale, why not make the most of the winter savings available and contact us! We are currently offering 25% off of all works! Make sure you have a garden to be proud of and ready before the summer rush. Contact us today.

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BBC Gardeners World Live 2014

Posted by Catherine - June 25, 2014 - Planting

This month we visited the BBC Gardeners World Live show at The Nec in Birmingham. The show had many facinating products and ideas – here one that happened to catch our eye.   The TomTato Thompson and Morgan Ltd exhibited at this years Gardeners World Live show, they had something rather intriging – they have […]

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Rain garden?

Posted by Catherine - March 4, 2014 - Garden Design, Landscape-design

A few years ago, desert gardens were in vogue as we prepared for blistering hot summers; now rain gardens are widespread and, given our current conditions, they have never been so timely, as we attempt to meet the challenges thrown at us by the extreme weather. In urban areas the amount of rain that flows […]

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Create a Holiday Wreath

Posted by Catherine - December 16, 2013 - Tips

You can make a holiday wreath from natural plants and leaves. Why not use something a bit more creative like eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don’t come from nature, such as peppermints and pom-poms. We have chosen a red wreath to focus on as pictured below.   The pinecones have been […]

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A beginner’s guide to starting a vegetable garden

Posted by Catherine - November 11, 2013 - Planting, Tips

At Addingtons we can help to provide a vegetable area for you with your garden design. However if you are looking into this yourself as to how to create a vegetable garden yourself; some tips are below taken from the Telegraph.   Choose your ground Give vegetables the sunniest spot you have. Sunshine makes for […]

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Six ways to protect your seedlings from the weather

Posted by Catherine - October 24, 2013 - Planting, Tips

Autumn is officially here. After consecutive cold winters, it is safe to assume that this winter will follow suit.  So, prepare for spring 2014 with a well-placed cloche or two, or invest in a new cold frame or mini greenhouse. Here are six options for different situations to protect your plants from the harsh weather: […]

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Top gardening trends from the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show

Posted by Catherine - September 25, 2013 - Garden Design, Tips

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous flower show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world,attracting visitors from all continents. Below […]

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