Gardener’s Diary

Decorative Stoneware and ornaments

Lucas Stone offer  beautifully made,  garden statues and ornaments from reconstituted stone, adding a stylish touch to any garden, large or small. These unique individual designs are traditionally hand crafted. The hardiness of their construction enables outdoor display whatever the conditions.

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RHS Gloves for People serious about gardening

The Gold Leaf RHS Leather Garden Gloves, the ultimate range of performance gardening gloves. With 4 models to choose from and available in Gents and Ladies sizes. We stock every model and size here at Birstall, and have them on display for you to call and try them on.  Or shop online with FREE delivery. Multi pack value bundles for individual or family requirements, or TRADE Packs for commercial clients.

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Don’t Forget the Birds this Winter

With the weather turning colder and the days feeling like a long stretch of darkness it can be easy to forget about the wildlife around us.

Wildlife should flourish in winter just as much as it does in the summer. The red-breasted Robin is a symbol of winter-time after all! 

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How To Prune Conifers

trimming conifers

Conifers are a great addition to anybody’s garden, due to their natural beauty and simple maintenance steps. The main care which they need is in the first few years, as the planting stages are crucial to its future development. After this stage, conifers are not demanding in terms of care.

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Top 10 Vegetables To Grow Over Winter


It is important not to neglect your vegetable patches over the winter, many people have the opinion that garden care can only take place throughout Spring/Summer However, there are many vegetables which you can grow to ensure that you have the most perfect home-grown produce.

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Jobs For The Garden In September

vegetable patch

As September is an indicator that the summer is over, it is important to not forget about your jobs in the garden. You not only have to keep on top of the duties which you carried out throughout the summer, but it is important to prepare your garden for the upcoming season.

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Secateurs – one of a gardeners best friends!


So what is the best type of secateurs to buy? Many gardeners will say it is a very personal thing; with weight and comfort two of the main factors. But there are other considerations. With so many different types of secateurs on the market, which should you choose?

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How to repair a lawn

Anyone with a lawn knows that keeping it looking good all year round often involves a little more than just getting the mower out every week or so. But over a relatively short time the effects of wear and tear start to tell. Constant footfall, children playing, molehills, and then there is man’s best friend, who often leave their mark.

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Planting your garden for bees

Few realise just how drab our gardens could become without the services of the humble bee. To this end we’ve listed here a few bee facts together with some suggestions for encouraging this gardener’s best friend.

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How to prune Clematis

Clematis is one of the most widely grown climbers throughout the UK. They are grown up fences and trellises, up and over pergolas and are even happy to climb through trees. And, if you pick the appropriate varieties you can have colour in all but the most severe weather months of the year.

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