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How to remove signs of algae and mold from your paving without causing damage

As winter weather is slowly creeping up on the UK, gardens are set to be affected the most by the harsh effects of the cold and wet conditions. Due to high moisture levels in the air, more rain and less sunlight, algae and mold can build up in autumn and winter, particularly on patios made …

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How to plant a spider plant – best methods to plant from seed, plug plants, and cuttings

Also known as Chlorophytum comosum, spider plants are the best-known for their long, narrow striped leaves which quickly produce ‘baby’ plants. Planting new pots full of these offcuts is one way to grow duplicate spider plants, but they can be grown from seed too. Express.co.uk reveals exactly how to plant spider plants from seed, plug …

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Five greenhouse jobs to do now – including what crops to sow for ‘bountiful’ results

Whether growing in a small or large greenhouse, it is important for gardeners to make sure plants and crops are protected going into the colder months of the year. Cultivar Greenhouses has provided its expert advice on the top jobs to do now in greenhouses and gardens to prepare for the cold season. 1. Pricking …

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How to kill weeds: Natural way to effectively get rid of weeds with just two ingredients

While some weeds can protect and fertilize the soil and bring in helpful insects, weeds can also be very damaging to lawns and gardens. They can steal important nutrients, steal space that plants require to grow, and attract pests and parasites. Experts at Germania Insurance have shared several effective DIY natural weed killing solutions that …

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When to prune roses: Now is the ‘perfect time’ and here’s how to do it

The garden is probably not looking its best this month, especially with the rain and heavy winds, as it dips slowly under the protection of winter’s duvet, only to reveal itself again in the spring. Bare branches, fallen leaves and weeds need a tidy up, but corners of the garden can be left a little …

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Orchid expert shares how to keep your houseplant blooming with an ‘abundance of flowers’

With the exception of certain orchids like the ludisa, gardeners don’t generally grow these houseplants for their foliage. It’s frustrating to stare at an orchid every day like a pot waiting to boil, longing for flowers that never appear. It’s even more frustrating to watch an orchid develop buds that shrivel and drop without ever …

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Lawn care: How to ‘effectively’ stimulate ‘stronger’ grass growth – do ‘every 10 days’

With summer starting, Britons are preparing to spend more time enjoying their green spaces so it’s time to refine summer lawn care routines to keep grass in tip-top shape. Garden machinery specialist, Cobra, understands the importance of a vibrant and healthy lawn in summer and so has answered some common lawn care questions to help …

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How to get rid of spiders: All-natural tips to banish house spiders instantly

Spiders begin to appear more frequently in homes during the colder months of the year, and although they have some benefits for your home, the idea of ​​sharing a space with the eight-legged critters can be daunting for arachnophobes. Former exterminator Emily Smelley herself says she finds “spiders scary”, and decided to share her tips …

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Gardening on a budget: Best ways to improve your garden at a fraction of the cost

Gardening can be an expensive hobby, especially for those who have a large outdoor space to fill with plants. Now, a gardening expert has shared the “best ways” to improve a garden without spending hundreds of pounds. Managing Director at Hopes Grove Nurseries, Morris Hankinson explained: “No matter what part of life we ​​are in, …

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