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UK’s Approach To Gardening Has Changed

There have been a number of changes to the way in which we use our gardens over the years, not to mention to their size. Construction Global revealed that the average garden in the UK has shrunk from 168 square metres in 1983 to 163.2 square metres in 2013. That means more of us are having to make do with restricted space when we’re planting and thinking about landscaping in Lancashire. But the size of our gardens isn’t the only thing that’s changed according to the news provider, the materials and tools we use have too. It highlighted the evolution of lawnmowers, from hand tools to cylinder mowers that were powered by pushing, and finally the electric models we have today. The materials seen in gardens around the country have also changed. Stone, timber, soil and...

Is Your Fence Ready For The Winter Weather?

We all know that the chances of stormy weather increase as we move into autumn and weather, but one organisation is predicting a particularly stormy few months for the UK. According to AccuWeather, the final months of 2017 are likely to be the stormiest on record, with the meteorologists predicting that no fewer than seven named storms will hit the UK by Christmas. Last year, we had three named storms in the UK before the festive season, and the year before there were five. If AccuWeather is right, we could be in for some periods of heavy rain and strong winds - all of which can wreak havoc with our garden fences. So, now is the time to assess the state of your fences and to get some help with fencing in Lancashire if you don’t think...

Time To Prep To Grow Your Own Veg?

With autumn beginning and winter not feeling too far off, you could be forgiven for thinking that this isn’t the best time to get out in your garden and start planting - but according to Alan Titchmarsh there’s plenty you can be doing even at this time of year. Writing for the Express, the gardener revealed that onion and garlic are particularly good things to plant at this time of the year, as they can grow over the winter when other veg plants don’t survive. Another reason to put the time in now to plant onion and garlic bulbs is because they’ll be ready to harvest “when fresh-season supplies are at their most expensive in the shops”, Mr Titchmarsh explained. If you don’t have a dedicated vegetable patch in your garden at the moment, now could...

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...