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Vertical Gardens: What Do You Need To Think About?

We’re increasingly realising how important having some green space is and even if you only have a small yard, there are still inventive ways for you to grow a range of plants and make it a more pleasant place to be. BT Lifestyle recently offered advice for anyone who’s planning to set up their own vertical garden, helping to utilise often neglected spaces. Of course, establishing plants in a vertical garden is a bit different to standard gardening, so you may want to get some help with your gardening in Lancashire to start with and ensure that the plants you choose are suitable for a vertical garden. If you’re going to start relatively small, you need to use plants that have shallow root systems so that they’ll grow happily in the shallow planters typically used...

How To help Your Garden Survive A Heatwave

If you want the perfect summer garden, then you might be interested in the best decking Lancashire has to offer as part of the final picture. However, with odd spells of extreme heat expected this summer in the UK, keeping your garden looking its best might be a tall order. Ham & High Property has offered up some expert tops tips for maintaining the perfect garden all summer long. With plants growing quickest and thriving in the summer months, the intense heat can cause potted plants and hanging baskets to dry out much quicker than you’d think. Consider moving pots to more shady parts of your patio and if hanging baskets are struggling too perhaps reposition these to an area with less direct sunlight, as this will help to avoid rapid evaporation. If you...

Have You Considered A Vertical Garden?

If you live in a city and are somewhat restricted when it comes to space, why don’t you think about setting yourself up with a beautiful vertical garden so you can still enjoy the great outdoors even if you don’t have much in the way of room outside. There are lots of ideas you can try, whether you want your garden in or outside. For example, you could erect a wood and wire trellis to hang plant pots from – or even old gardening wellies in bright colours to really make your garden pop. Another key trend we’ve seen in recent months is glass terrariums that can be hung indoors. We wouldn’t recommend this for an outside garden space, since the orbs are could well break in bad weather and it can be hard making sure glass...

UK Gardens See Boom In Robin Visitors!

One of the most iconic – and most loved – birds to be found in the UK has to be the robin. They’re a familiar sight throughout the year but are always extra special when they appear at Christmas time – although you might well have started spotting them more frequently in your own garden no matter what season it is. The 38th RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch has just revealed that the number of robins spotted visiting gardens around the UK has reached its highest level for more than 20 years, while other migrant birds like waxwings have also been on the rise. Similarly, blackbird sightings are also climbing, spotted in over 93 per cent of gardens in the country, making it the UK’s most widespread garden bird. Other migrant birds that have been seen in...

Hate Weeding? Then This Is The Robot For You!

One of the worst parts about gardening absolutely has to be the weeding. There are so many other more fun jobs to be doing that it’s no wonder people often put it off until they absolutely have to clear the weeds. But what if we told you that, thanks to the smart tech revolution, you could now buy yourself a robot buddy who could do all that pesky weeding for you? The masterminds over at Franklin Robotics are just about to bring Tertill to market, a weeding robot that’s solar powered (so requires no charging), is able to remove weeds without chemicals and is designed to remain outside, no matter what the weather does. Once the battery is charged, the little robot heads out into the garden to patrol for weeds. It has sensors on...