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12 Apr, 2016

April gardening jobs – great tips & advice

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: garden|gardening|Spring

What to do in the garden in April A lot of rain arrives – April showers – yesterday I cleared a small area for turf, and all night it rained, before the new turf has been laid. Weeds are on the march in April. So get busy. Mulching is a good idea, lay mulch between […]

Weather in February can range from sunny warm days to ice and snow in large qualities. Rain also, wind too. Early sign of spring continue. With England getting warmer, these just continue from early buds in January. SOme don’t die back now, I have a buddleia in the garden which never died back at all, […]

Research by HTA – actually a sponsored Phd – shows that planting against external walls increases insulation by a big factor. The vegetation ‘buffers’ the wall environment against cooling, and behind the plants it can be anything up to 6 degrees higher. Of course, in the summer, vegetation will also shade the walls, making them […]

Today we look at biochar, which could change the way organic waste is got rid of – and also provide useful by products. When I was a child, I used to take potato and vegetable peelings to a big box for the local pigs – this was in a small English town. Nowadays of course […]

I get asked this – hire a builder for building jobs, or try do it yourself – DIY? Some jobs are too big for DIY because too skilled or large scale – needs many builders to do it needs special equipment – diggers, scaffolding, etc needs builders professional insurance or professional sign-off – safety is […]

We have finally put our Article Directory live > It is easy to join – just create an account by registering your basic details, then add articles with images, videos, text, and links. There are many sections including * Architecture & Design * Building & Construction, Plant equipment, Tools, Lease, Hire & Buy * Building […]

Today had fun planting 12 sakura cherry blossom at Miami Green Condos Penang Malaysia for Earth Day. This is the ‘watering ceremony’. The gardeners got there first and put them in, which was not the plan, but keeps people employed. These are around the main entrance with the waterfalls, and a few other places. See […]

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Reminder – Fri 23rd – Sun 25th Oct – The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon Great show in Swindon centre off the M4 junction 16. See main blog about this Free tickets >

Interbuild 18-21 October 2009, NEC, Birmingham Big show for the construction industry – trade but of some interest to serious DIY people – you can get a free ticket by registering. Eco Modular Living have a special display – they recycle old buildings. This is the big deal now as only 1% of housing stock […]


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