Creating A Wildlife Garden On The Isle of Wight

An article which examines five ways to create a nature friendly garden and goes on to explain what the gardener/author can do to help promote wilflife in gardening projects.

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Composting Week!

Last week, May 7th –  was National Composting Week! So, I’m a little late with this blog, but please excuse me as i was distracted a little by reaching the grand age of 40 and of course, how best to celebrate! It seems each day or week in the calender has something devoted to it, [&hell...

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It’s bin day

As I type I can hear the whirring and wheezing of the Islands brand new 61 plate waste trucks. Its bin day for our street. 3 months ago the Isle of Wight joined the mainland posse again, (it has been said the IOW is 10 years behind our neighbours in some respects, and with this […]

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Compost Bay Projects

Create compost in your garden. When we maintain a garden we also help manage the green waste. These photos are examples of bespoke composters made by us and used by us. The organic compost produced is returned to the garden. Timber: Tanalised soft wood. 4 bays with removable slotted fronts. Timber: ...

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Garden restoration in West Wight

Creating mown paths View to bridge Restored urn Log Store Mown grass path Restored urns New entrance gates View from bridge View from seating area New Elaeagnus x ebbingei hedging Leaf composters Compost bays View along stream in spring New pedestrian and driveway gate These photographs are of a gar...

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We want to plug this one!

In the world of horticulture a plug is a small container grown plant. They may well be distributed in trays and installing them is usually most effective done en mass. This garden in Freshwater had been partially revamped earlier this year with an unusual decked seating area and board walk. The buil...

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Recycling leaves

Fallen leaves can be composted in with your normal heap, but are slow to decay. Large quantities can be recycled separately to form leafmould. Leafmould can be used anywhere in the garden, as a compost or mulch, at any time of the year.A leafmould container simply stops the leaves from blowing away,...

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Maintaining Gardens on the Isle of Wight

Recyling organic waste is paramount to sustainable organic gardening. It reduces the need for artificial fertilisers, and helps to create strong, more pest resistant plants. It also cuts down on environmental pollution that burning and dumping creates. Creating seperate bays for different materials ...

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