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The Gardening Register Gardening Articles are easy to follow detailed articles covering all aspects of gardening.

Dove Cottage Garden

Other photographs: Back Garden Front Garden In June 2015 I moved from my four bedroomed, modern detached house, home for 16 years, to a three bedroomed cottage in a small village in Cheshire. I have dreamed for most of my adult life of a home in the countryside and after many false starts I finally managed to fulfil my dream. The new house is called Dove Cottage and is, in fact, a good, solid, three bedroomed house with small front […]

Our Allotment

A photographic diary of the progress on our Allotment in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. August 2016 Yet another year had gone by without any entries about the allotment! The main reason for this is that we didn’t really change anything this year. We planted seed potatoes in black plastic bags to keep them out of the ground which has resulted in eel worm in the past. The harvest wasn’t very good in terms of overall weight but we got a few […]

Garden waste recycling and other uses for your wheelie bin

Wheelie bins made it much easier to manage house and garden waste when they were first introduced, but they have come to play an even more important role in household and garden waste recycling in the decades since. Their range of convenient sizes and ease of movement thanks to their wheels mean gardeners of all ages can deal with garden waste without unnecessary heavy lifting. With a rainbow of colours and different sizes of wheelie bins – right up to […]

Want to rid your garden of pesky slugs?

Want to rid your garden of pesky slugs? ‘Citizen scientists’’ gardening experiment reveals any beer will do A nationwide experiment has revealed that the old myth of slugs being attracted to beer is in fact true, with lager and bitter proving to be the most effective drinks for successfully trapping those pesky garden pests. Up and down the country members of horticultural charity, Garden Organic, have been testing slug trapping methods as part of its annual citizen science experiments. Results […]

How to Choose the Right Pond Liner

When you’ve decided to put in a pond liner there are a couple of things to consider, how big does it need to be and what material is right for me? How big does your liner need to be? To work this out, you’ll need to measure the hole you’ve dug. You’ll need the maximum length, maximum width and maximum depth. If your pond is rectangular, this is easy, but if it is an odd shape then imagine a rectangle […]

Gardening on a Budget: How To Cut Costs In The Garden

Other than the weeds, trimming your gardening budget is also a good idea. With all the things your garden needs to stay alive and healthy, knowing how to cut costs in the garden is a skill in itself. However, this is also a balancing act. How would you decrease your spending without compromising the health of your garden? How do you trim cost without trimming quality? Gardening on a budget may seem hard at first, but there are many ways […]

The Right Greenhouse For You

A Greenhouse is an excellent investment for any keen gardener, making growing and maintaining a variety of plants easier throughout the year and provides shelter from adverse weather conditions such as frost, snow and heavy rain. All of which are far too common in the UK. If you are interested in growing different crops which may not grow in a UK climate a greenhouse can prove essential and means that you can grow a variety of different plants. GBC group […]