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do plastic greenhouses work

Do plastic greenhouses work?

Do plastic greenhouses work? Do plastic greenhouses work, or, put another way, are you able to grow more fruit and vegetables more successfully by using a plastic greenhouse than without? That’s what this blog post will investigate. You may also like to see my post ‘best plastic growhouses‘ that provides a comparision with traditional glass […]

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Best allotment strimmers

Best Allotment Strimmers

Best Allotment Strimmers What are the best allotment strimmers? You can use the best allotment strimmers to easily cut grass and maintain paths and borders on an allotment. Choosing a strimmer for home use is more straightforward. It is possible to keep a lawnmower and complement with an additional grass trimmer for hard to cut […]

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Best Garden Strimmers

Best Garden Strimmers

Best Garden Strimmers Gardens come in all shapes and sizes and have different challenges like slopes, vegetation, walls and borders. Choosing from the best garden strimmers is a case of matching the strimmer for the task it needs to do.  The good news is there is a wide range of strimmers to meet almost any need, but […]

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Best weed puller

Best Weed Pullers

Best Weed Pullers Dandelions may look pretty in the right place (wild in a field), but on a garden lawn they grow and seed very quickly, and can ruin a gardener’s dream of a manicured lawn. Once established, dandelions – and other similar weeds – are difficult to remove without damaging the lawn due to […]

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100L Water Butt Size Calculator

Water butt size calculator

What water butt size should I buy?   See the range of  Water butts on That’s a common question asked by people when considering purchasing a water butt. The challenge is how to calculate the water butt size for their garden. This will vary on many factors including the weather and the watering requirements of […]

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algae in water butts

Algae in water butts

Algae In Water Butts Green slime or algae in water butts can be unpleasant. The presence of algae in water butts may also be accompanied by an unpleasant smell or odour coming from the water butt. Algae in water butts can be caused by: Nutrients in the water This could be from organic matter that […]

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Insects in water butts

Insects in water butts ?

Insects in water butts Insects in water butts can be annoying whether you have mosquitos in water butts, midges in water butts or larvae in water butts – but they are not considered to be dangerous (at least in the UK). Water butts attract insects and in particular midges for the following reasons: They make […]

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