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That Brown, Desicated Area Next to Your House - Your Lawn
Wisteria – it’s not called floribunda for no reason

A picture of Bob Flowerdew smiling, wearing a black top as he emerges from a ramshackle garden shed.

Gardening Gurus use bronze tools

Bob has one, Charles has one, Mark has one, even Monty has one! That’s Bob Flowerdew, Charles Dowding, Mark Diacono and Monty Don. And they all have a bronze gardening tool or, in some cases, more than one. Here’s Bob’s description of his trowel on Gardeners’ Question Time on Radio 4: “It's shaped more like a heart, it's got a point to it, it's curved, and when you stick it into the ground it just seems to bite its own way in. It makes digging holes in the hard soil easy work. And the edge is so hard and sharp like a sword. It doesn't blunt and I can use it to weed with as well...... Fantastic.” Good to know...

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Slugs and snails - no puppy dog tails.

Slugs and snails - no puppy dog tails.

Slugs and snails – part 1 Slugs and snails serve a really useful purpose in the eco-chain and are only “pests” when they’re in the wrong place – your vegetable and flower beds. Voracious eaters they will decimate your tender seedlings and munch on your established plants too. So here are our top 5, eco-friendly ways to deal with our slimy friends: Use bronze tools We’re bound to say this, but the proof is in the pudding and our bronze tools are well known for deterring slugs and snails. Throw them Apparently 20% of gardeners throw snails over the garden fence. However, this time-honoured and un-neighbourly tactic is less effective than you might imagine, unless you can throw them more...

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