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compost - an olden man and young child planting together

Your customers all want to provide the optimum environment for their plants to grow. However, with so many tips and tricks out there, it’s difficult to know what advice they should follow. If they’re just starting out in a garden, they may be wondering what the difference between compost and fertiliser is — what are the benefits of each? Should they use them both?

In this article, compost and topsoil specialist Compost Direct explains more about the two essential items.

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Christie barbecues electric public barbecue installed for Melbourne City Council 2019

All Urban is celebrating the launch of their exclusive UK partnership with Australian manufacturer Christie barbecues, the only dedicated public barbecue manufacturer in the world.

As the global leader in the design and engineering of barbecues for communal use, their products are an excellent fit for All Urban, who specialise in supplying the UK landscape industry with innovative, world-class sustainable products which help create inviting and safer public spaces. 

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five handy tips for your spring garden

SPELLBROOK, England (April 2019) – With spring well and truly underway, it’s finally time to give our gardens a makeover ready for the impending warmth. The cold winter temperatures may have left your garden in a sorry state, but the experts in the landscaping industry at Hayter have a few handy tips make sure your garden is looking its best this spring.

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Outdoor lighting

There’s nothing like some outdoor lighting to add a little “je ne sais quoi” to your garden. It’s the perfect way to create atmosphere, highlight your favourite parts of the garden and provide illumination for warmer evenings spent outside. With the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect time to look at your garden and think where and how some lights could make it come to life.

There are various different types of outdoor lighting available - in this post we’ll go through them and look at the different types and how you can use them.

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Dog active wearing PitPat

If you’re looking into ways to keep your dog active, then read the review below on the wonderful PitPat. 

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on a product that I never even knew existed until now. The Pitpat is a health monitor for your pup, which tracks how much exercise they’re getting each day, giving owners and their dogs a chance to win prizes with the points they collect. It’s a great way to keep your dog active and a perfect excuse to get out into the big wide world. If you're struggling to find that perfect thing to keep you and your dog entertained, then this is the perfect way to keep those tails wagging!

I received my Pitpat in a handy box including a membership card, Eukanubafood sample, a keychain for a collar, some stickers, and the Pitpat itself. It felt really personal. It’s always a surprise to get more in a gift than you expected!

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A hedgehog eating Hedgehog Food

Members of the public are urged to put Hedgehog Food and water out now as hedgehogs will be dehydrated and hungry following their hibernation and their natural food sources will be in short supply. 

However, it’s really important to feed the right food such as Brambles Crunchy Hedgehog Food or Brambles Meaty Hedgehog Food.

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Bluebell display

Guests at Settle's Falcon Manor Hotel this spring should check out some of the finest bluebell displays in the area.

According to Jane Gara, general manager of Falcon Manor, the breathtaking carpets of blue at nearby Oxenber and Cleatop woods are a "Must See" in May.

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Help your plants grow

Eggshells, matches, and human hair are amongst some of the most surprising household items green-fingered Brits can use to help their plants grow. 

The outdoor experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have researched into the unlikely products and items that British gardeners could use as natural fertilisers this summer. 

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Spring garden

With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dust off the gardening gloves and get back in our green spaces. But with over half (52%) of Brits completely neglecting their garden over the winter, getting your garden ready for spring may require a bit more TLC.

As a third (35%) of Brits spend the most time in their garden in spring, experts from outdoor building manufacturer, Tiger Sheds, offer six tips to help your garden bounce back in the warmer months.

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landscaping competition winners - BBC Gardeners' World Live

Phil Tremayne, general manager of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL),  tells Garden Trade Specialist about the skills shortage in the industry…

The skills shortage in landscaping has been an ongoing problem for many years. There has been a great difficulty in getting young people engaged in this sector, with many wishing to follow the pathway of computer and media-based careers. This issue has now started to reach a critical point.

Many existing landscapers full of passion and experience no longer have the knees and backs to continue and some of the great landscapers of our time are hanging up their trowels and spades and not being replaced.