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Top Tips To Grow Hard To Source Herbs

The green fingered can now make their gardening in Lancashire efforts even more delicious by growing unusual herbs. Former presenter of Tomorrow's World Judith Hann, who now runs courses on growing herbs you cannot buy in the supermarket, revealed some of her top tips to the BT Lifestyle blog. Starting with hyssop, this easy-to-grow herb thrives alongside thyme and marjoram, as it likes sunny, dry areas. It has thin, spicy leaves that are refreshingly fragrant and flowers in late summer. Sorrel - a much-loved British perennial - goes well with fish and chicken and can be added raw to a mixed salad. It is a good permanent fixture in the herb garden, requiring cutting back when the seedheads form. Lovage is spicy and celery-like and grows up to 6 ft tall. It is best the plant is...

Natural Ways To Tackle Weeds And Pests

When you’ve splashed out on paving in Lancashire, the last thing you want is for your new patio or pathway to be overrun by weeds. It can be tempting to reach for a can of weed killer and let the chemicals do the work, but given that we’re understanding more and more how damaging these products are for the environment, it’s better to try an eco-friendly alternative. Luckily, the range of environmentally sound ways to tackle weeds and other pests has increased in recent years and an article in the Telegraph highlighted some of the most effective products on the market. To remove weeds, the most effective option is to get in there and pull them up. Around paving where it can be tough to reach the roots, a garden scraper by WOLF-Garten is recommended....

‘Leave Dandelions, Save Bees’, Says Monty Don

When you enlist the help of the best providers of gardening Lancashire has to offer, you no doubt want a beautiful and weed-free garden at the end of the process. However, TV garden expert Monty Don has called for gardeners to save one particular kind of weed for a very important reason. According to The Telegraph, Monty wrote for BBC Gardener's World magazine that gardeners should allow a little 'disorder' in the garden and allow the likes of dandelions to find root in order to provide better food for the country's ailing bee population. He goes on to explain that those keen to help the now desperate plight of the bees should looked to native species, which local bees prefer to more exotic blooms. ““It used to be thought that it didn’t matter where...

Woman Finds Long-Lost Ring On Garden Carrot!

When looking for the best gardening Lancashire has to offer for making over your back garden, be sure to let your designer just what you want your garden to include. Flower beds, lawn and patio are all pretty standard, but more and more of us are choosing to create a dedicated vegetable plot so that we can plant our own edibles. Not only does it provide some produce of your own, it also gives you a good excuse for getting stuck into the gardening regularly. However, one woman, reported by the BBC this week, got more stuck in than intended when she was tending to her vegetables patch over in Canada. Mary Grams, then some 71 years old, was busy in the garden when the unthinkable happened and she lost her prize diamond ring....

Garden Thefts Take Place ‘Every 43 Seconds’!

Once you’ve had your gardening in Lancashire sorted out, you’ll want to make sure it stands the test of time. There’s no point in splurging lots of money on it if you’re not going to keep it tidy, after all! No one will want to spend any time in it if it’s a mess, will they? But there’s another excellent reason for keeping your gardens and outdoor spaces as tidy as you can – theft! New research from SunLife Direct has just revealed that there is a garden theft every 43 seconds, with something being pinched 83 times every hour! And because the average contents in a garden these days has now reached about £2,000 it makes sense for homeowners to be as vigilant as they can and as careful as they can...