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Helpful Garden Gardening Advice Blog
The garden is an haven for so many people and relaxing in it is key to our mental well being. Many people are happy to just leave the garden to its own devices and some are dedicated to getting the most from it in looks, production or environmentally. This is why it’s great to be able to find great advice for those ‘little tips’ which will make all the difference.
Being a small family business we strive to do our best on the garden buildings front whether it’s a shed, workshop, potting shed or even a log cabin or summer house to relax in, or maybe an office in the garden for you to be able to work whilst enjoying the ‘great out doors’.
The Swedes have always known about how good log cabins are so imagine a delightful wooden cabin in your garden and how it could be enjoyed. Time spent in there would save money and would be great for all your family.View Trentan Log Cabins Available
Wanting to make the most of your garden in the garden then take a look at these delightful summerhouse and try to imagine how good they will be to share with your family.View Diamond and Platinum Buildings available and save money on them
What about a potting shed with which you can save money by growing your own produce. You can select the traditional, the more modern contemporary style or ones designed to be versatile with many uses. All made to an unbeatable standard and not down to a price. View Diamond and Platinum Sheds Available
Now the time to consider a new garden workshop for your garden. With a large range of timber workshops there will be plenty to choose from to meet your needs. In all sizes from modest to massive. The choice is yours. View Diamond and Platinum Workshops Available
If you are looking for quality big, large, small & the best sheds are on your shopping list, then our range of buildings should meet your needs. Made to suit your needs in size and design so you don’t have to compromise. View Diamond and Platinum Sheds Available
If you would like to work from home in your own office or have a building in your garden as a leisure room then our range of garden room home offices will meet that need. With a large range of models, sizes and designs you can be sure there will a building to meet your needs. View Royal and Platinum Garden Rooms Available
Whist we can advise which building to buy and why – we have over 40 years of experience – we are novices when asked about the living part of the garden. This is why we are delighted to be able to share the expert advice of Glenn Bronner, a true dedicated and passionate person in everything to do with the garden. His many blogs over the years cover so many aspects and his enthusiasm means there will be some great advice for your to use in YOUR garden.
The following is from his web site
Glenn Bronner is a professional grounds keeper with over 40 years experience in many facets of horticulture. As an expert gardener Glenn shares tips and information as well as practical gardening advice.
I started my horticultural career back in my home town of Miami, Florida at the age of 8. Back then my main duties were to pull weeds out of my grandmothers zoysia lawn and to help with picking the fruit off of the mango, papaya,orange, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado trees.
In my late twenties, I moved north to Illinois and attended horticultural classes at the college where I worked. I learned about greenhouse propagation and management, as well as turf grass, soil and fertilizer, and sports turf management.
My resume also includes several high schools, hospitals and my own landscape maintenance business. Along the way I have picked up a lot of information, techniques, short cuts, and even scientific facts. Which I will be happy to share with you.
Decorating A Minimalist Garden
If you want a fun project to do this weekend, you can take a look at restructuring and rearranging your outdoor space. When we look at decorating the garden it is always thought that we are limited to what we can do, but in fact, there are many different themes and styles you can use to spruce up the space —-
Is Your Garden Built To Remain Beautiful Forever
For a huge gardening enthusiast like myself, the thought of spending hours on backyard maintenance is a blessing rather than a chore. However, I appreciate not everyone has the time or the passion to show that level of ongoing dedication. Instead, your goal is to create an outdoor space that allows you to enjoy the benefits —-
Keeping Your Garden Cool This Summer
Spending time in the garden is one of the simplest pleasures of summer, but if you live in a location where it gets really hot and humid when summertime rolls around, it can be pretty uncomfortable out there for you and very problematic for your plants and flowers, to say the least. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. —-
Making The Most Of Your Garden Storage
So you’ve looked into the amount of sheds or garden workshops out there that would fit your needs, all with slight variations on the wood they use. You confidently spend your money, but now you’ve got to actually fit everything in there. Your tools, your seeds, errant plant pots, tray planters maybe —-
Create a Desert Garden That’s Anything But Dry
A desert-themed garden might be one of the first things you think of if you live in an arid environment. However, you don’t need to live somewhere extremely hot and dry to create a garden on a desert theme. Even if you live somewhere a bit cooler that gets more rain, you can still come up with some creative ideas that turn your backyard into a desert paradise.—-
Tips For Building A Backyard Pond
Building a backyard pond can be an exciting and rewarding garden project. The addition of a pond will open a whole new dimension to the garden and your gardening experience. The decision to start building a backyard pond is one that many folks put off for year and then when they do make up their minds to get started —
Five Garden Design Basics
Garden design is not so complicated as one might think. One of the first steps of course is to decide what kind of garden you want and where you want to put it. What type of garden building would you like. Will a summer house be key to your design or the addition of a garden workshop will work for you. —
A New Chance For The Perfect Garden
Are you still searching for the perfect garden plan? Does it seem to you that even though it is a really great plan that there is just something missing, something that is hard to describe? This is not uncommon, in fact this is what drives most gardeners to tweak and constantly tinker with their gardens —
Gardening Or Landscaping
There is Gardening and then there is Landscaping they both involve planting and the use of outdoor elements, such as sheds, summer houses or even log cabins so I guess the question would be is it landscaping or gardening? Many people use the word interchangeably but I believe that there are some very distinct differences —
Gardening Inspiration And Aggravation
Any moment of inspiration is always an exciting thing. You come up with an idea and then build upon it and get wrapped up and involved. There is much enthusiasm and anticipation as you develop your idea and put all the pieces together. As you move along the whole project envelopes you and the excitement builds. —
Building A Back Yard Wildlife Habitat
Building a backyard wildlife habitat is a great idea not only will you be providing food and shelter for a whole host of animals that are quickly be pushed and shoved by the development of their native habitats but you will be creating hours of enjoyment for yourself and your family —
Water Fire And My Back Yard Garden
Seems to me that more and more I am seeing fire and water features on the garden shows now a days. Some of these are pretty unique ideas and really show a lot of imagination. I have both of these in my garden but they are a bit farther apart and not as fancy as some set ups I have seen with the fire floating on the water. —
Take Your Gardening Skills Up A Level
From amateur gardener, to full on pro, it’s not hard to achieve. Gardening is one of the most therapeutic things you can do, a lot of people always comment that. Once you get into it, we know you’re going to have such a bug for it. But getting into it is what people always seem to struggle with —-
Moving House Here’s What You Need To Know About Transplanting Your Garden
Your garden is a prized possession that you have to spend countless hours lovingly nurturing, tending to and forming memories of hard work and enjoyment. If you’re planning a house move, a beautifully cultivated outdoor space is one of the big sells to prospective buyers, so your garden may even have helped sell your house —-
Making Your Garden A Personal Space
For centuries gardens have played a role in our lives some where ornamental some utilitarian such as food production. Some gardens where meant for meditating or reflecting. Gardens have not only consisted of plantings but also art and sculpture as well as fountains and water features. Garden buildings were the exceptions —-
How Does Your Garden Grow Do You Have A Plan
So the question is how does YOUR garden grow. Do you have a garden plan or is it just a haphazard collection of plants and objects. A lot of people garden this way they see something they like and then when they get it home they look for a bit of a free spot to plant it and that is where it goes. —-
The Health Benefits of Bringing Your Garden Indoors
A lot of people, at this time of year, will be focused on getting their garden ready for summer parties by planting beautiful flowers, tending to their lawn and renting heavy duty equipment to undertake major jobs in their garden such as building a backyard pond yet this season is a great time to consider bringing the garden indoors —-
Keeping Your Garden Cool This Summer
The garden is a place which confuses a lot of people when they first become homeowners. Unless you were lucky enough to be gifted a Royal Horticultural Society book of plants from your mum, you might be a little stuck on where to start in this part of your home. Most homes may have a small summer house or shed which is a great help for storing items. —-
March In The Urban Garden
March in the urban garden is a time of transition the days are growing longer and the winter weather is starting to calm down. As temperatures start to rise we all feel much more like venturing outdoors to your garden shed and trying to spend some sunny afternoons in the garden. —-
Adding A Meditation Garden
Now that the holidays have past and it is heading towards spring you are probably thinking about this years garden and the projects that you want to undertake for the new season. A meditation garden is a great way to increase the use of your garden and will make your time in the garden so much more fulfilling —-
Is A Greenhouse On Your Wish List
A greenhouse sounds so exciting to the avid gardener just like a backyard pond. It is a very exciting to be able to add a greenhouse to your garden. Lots of new and exciting things that you can do and grow it is the ultimate in garden accessories.—-
Is A Backyard Greenhouse Right For You
For those who would like to do more gardening but live in a short growing season area, a hobby greenhouse is the answer. A backyard greenhouse is not large enough to produce vegetables or flowers on a commercial basis. It will, however, give you a place for a tomato plant or two and some fresh greens —-
Old Time Gardens And What The Can Teach Us
If you look at the typical suburban garden now a days you will probably find a large yard of green grass with a couple of planting beds spread out here and there, maybe a tree or two but still a lot of green grass. There is not the type of garden you would expect to have seen a hundred years ago —-
Are You Planning A Raised Bed Garden?
Planning to put together a raised bed garden, or have you been thinking about it? It is truly a garden project that will pay you back many times over. The idea of raised bed gardens seems to be more appealing now a days. I think that a brief description of the benefits are in order before we proceed. —-
Every Garden Needs A Bench
One of the first people buy for their garden is a shed at the very least for storing those ‘bits and pieces’ where as people who have bigger ambitions decide on a garden workshop so there is room for storage as well as room to work and make things. Even a chair to sit on. Moving on from that where all the family —- More
Gardening For The Novice
Gardening for the novice is not always as simple as black and white there are a lot of questions unanswered and confusion about different aspects of growing plants. This is common and nothing to be ashamed of because everyone that gardens started at this point. Sometimes it may be frustrating —-
It’s Time To Trim Your Garden
The garden is your gateway to the outside world. This means you need to take care of it, but it’s a lot of time and effort at the end of the day. However, with just a few quick maintenance checks and tasks here and there, you’re going to make the upkeep a lot easier to keep up with for the sunnier days. —-
Winter Garden Must Haves
When winter has well and truly arrived, you may have been fully prepared for its arrival, you might have been relaxing too much to notice it creeping up until it was already here. Either way, it’s still not too late to make sure this winter is one to enjoy for your garden, , or to plan to make next winter one to remember. . —-
Five Rose Garden Ideas For Your Garden
If you’ve always shied away from growing roses because you believed their press, it’s time to put away your misconceptions. Far from being the finicky, pest-ridden creatures that they’re made out to be, roses are surprisingly easy to grow and maintain. Roses have five basic needs: : Plenty of sun! —-
Compelling Reasons To Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables
I am sure that many people will look at the title about growing your organic veg and think to themselves this seems like a lot of work and I just as soon go to the market. True not everyone wants a vegetable garden but there are many reasons why you should. —-
Creating Edible Landscapes
The idea of creating an edible landscape is one that has always appealed to me. I know that when planning your yard space it is not always the first thing on your mind but think about this. Millions of acres of productive land is being planted with lawns flower beds and hedges around homes —-
Choosing Hostas Plants
Many of us, when we first started using Hostas, thought we could stop whenever we wanted. What begins as a casual experimentation can quickly develop into a serious addiction. If you find that you actually want to know the differences between ‘Inniswood’ and ‘Paul’s Glory’, if you tell your other ‘half’ —-