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How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

With spring now firmly under way and the warmer weather and longer days of summer still ahead of us, thoughts can at last turn to getting the garden straight. For some, that will mean the unalloyed pleasure of endless hours of pottering about, planting this and pruning that, and generally enjoying the relaxation and calm… Read More

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Thrifty Gardening – save money & the environment

With inflation running at levels not seen for over 40 years, mortgage rates on the rise and energy prices going through the roof, we’re all looking for ways to save money where we can. Meanwhile, the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, making it more crucial than ever that we all do our… Read More

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Gardening to Help Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Whether it’s financial worries as a result of the cost of living crisis and rising energy prices, concern at the state of the environment and the effects of climate change, or the fears raised by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and war in Europe, it’s hardly surprising that more and more people are struggling with… Read More

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Using Railway Sleepers in Your Garden

There are so many things that you can do with railway sleepers that, once you’ve made the decision that they would be the perfect addition to your garden, it can be hard to decide exactly how you’re going to use them! In this article, we’re going to be looking in detail at two great projects… Read More

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How to Lay Railway Sleepers in the Garden

Railway sleepers have become an increasingly popular feature in many gardens over recent years, and that popularity shows no signs of waning anytime soon. That’s not really a surprise, because not only do they add a pleasing combination of structure and rustic charm, but they’re also phenomenally versatile. Another great advantage is that, as long… Read More

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Benefits of Building a Fence on Your Property

A good garden fence is as much a part of the traditional British garden as a well-manicured lawn and a bed of roses. If you don’t have one already, you may well be considering getting one – if for no other reason than that’s just what is done! However, things generally become popular and established… Read More

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Gravel Garden Maintenance Advice

The use of gravel and other aggregates in gardens continues to be a popular choice for gardeners up and down the country. That’s not really surprising, because done well it can look fantastic, while a gravel garden also tends to need a lot less maintenance than many of the alternatives.  Here at Neil Sullivan &… Read More

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Garden Decking & Aftercare – 2022

Any good decking should be able to give you many years of service. However, as with so many things, it’ll last longer – and look better for the majority of that time – if you look after it properly.  Decking comes in one of two materials, wood and composite, and each requires its own program of… Read More

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Different Types of Sand You Can Use For Building

If your only experience of sand is lying on it – or maybe building sandcastles with it – on the beach, you may be surprised to discover that there are different types of sand, and you may also be wondering what use it might have in the building trade. Before we get on to that, however,… Read More

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Spring 2022 Gardening Jobs

Although we can’t rule out a few more frosty nights or a bit of late snow, we’re definitely now at the time of year when our thoughts can turn to getting the garden ready for the warmer months ahead.  With longer and hopefully some drier days to work in, now is when you need to… Read More



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