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Beware Of Hedgehogs When Using Your Garden Strimmer!

Now that spring has sprung, of course you all want to head out into your gardens to have a spruce up – but if you do, just make sure you check for hedgehogs before you get out the garden strimmers. According to a Daily Telegraph report, hedgehogs around the UK are at great risk of injury because of garden tools as people take advantage of the warmer spring weather to do a bit of gardening. In fact, St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham in Buckinghamshire has just treated three little hedgehogs that were injured by a strimmer, with two of them sustaining head injuries and a third discovered with a big cut. A spokesman from the hospital told the news source? Now the weather is getting better we are seeing an increase in animals being accidentally...

Britain In Bloom Competition To Be Televised!

Attention all you green-thumbed gardening enthusiasts – one of the longest-running horticultural competitions is about to be televised for the very first time from next year, so make sure you tie a knot in a piece of string so you can remember to watch it when it gets going on BBC Two. Britain in Bloom, which has been going since 1964 when horticultural journalist Roy Hay came across some amazing floral displays while travelling through France and was inspired to bring the idea across the pond to the UK, will soon be hitting our TV screens… which is very exciting news indeed! Jim Buttress, Britain in Bloom judge, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying: “We had to do something to recognise the guys who get together to clean up some filthy needle-strewn alleyway...

How Gardening Can Improve Your Mood Through Colour

When it comes to deciding how you want your garden to look, it might be worth thinking about your favourite colours and which ones enhance your mood before you go shopping for trees and flowers. Top garden designer Tom Massey – who will be showing his Perennial Sanctuary Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July, inspired by Japanese designs and zen gardens – believes that you don’t have to devise a show garden of your own in order to create a positive atmosphere outside, the Guernsey Press reports. He advised coming up with a particular colour palette to help inspire your moods. Orange, he explained, denotes fascination, enthusiasm, creativity and happiness, while yellow is more associated with intellect, joy and a sense of warmth. Purple, meanwhile, is linked to wisdom and dignity, while...

Slugs & Snails Come Top Of Garden Pest List

If you enjoy a spot of gardening and love watching the landscape change with the seasons, you’re sure to know that there are many garden pests out there that seem to delight in ruining all your hard work. And now the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the worst of all these garden pests, with slugs, snails and honey fungus coming top of the rundown for 2016. The year before, slugs and snails were actually pushed off the top of the list by the box tree moth, but it seems that gardeners the UK over are finding them troublesome once again. Others featured in the top ten included glasshouse thrips and fuchsia gall mite. The latter was first spotted in the UK back in 2007 and has since become widespread in southern England. These mites...

General Garden Maintenance in Lancashire

Although we are skilled in many areas of landscape gardening, we also understand that a lot of work comes hand in hand with each other, so in addition to the many services that we offer, we are also always happy to take on any general garden maintenance jobs. Here at Scenic Landscapes our garden maintenance services can basically include anything from simply tidying up your garden, to completely re-vamping certain areas of the garden to turn it from an eye sore into your own haven or personal oasis. 10918655_824347494291296_1996573784_oA garden should be reflected upon as a thing of beauty and a place where you can sit with the family or entertain friends, or to just simply relax, reflect or unwind after a hard day. Here...