How We Enjoy Our Spanish Garden

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We have a summer house in Spain and we've kitted it out with all the latest garden furniture. I love spending as much time as possible outdoors where we live (just outside Barcelona) - we live here in the spring and autumn seasons, away from the cooler climes of my native United Kingdom.

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On the Benefits that Alfalfa and Cotton Seeds Bring

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AlfalfaYou may not be aware of this, but the humble alfalfa plant is a cornerstone of agriculture. How so? It's used as a feed for beef cattle, horses, sheep, and goats.

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My Garden Has My Full Attention

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It's the 1st of June, and despite the rather chilly weather in the UK, it's actually the start of the meteorological summer today. I like to tend to my garden at this time of year - it's in full bloom and the lush colours of my plants and bushes really help keep me there - either with a trowel in my hand, or perhaps later on. . . . a book, or even a glass of wine - relaxing in my chair. I love watching the colours of my garden subtly change as the sun slowly sets and twilight turns imperceptibly into darkness.

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Why CO2 Is So Important When Growing Using Hydroponics

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It is widely accepted that plants and humans have a symbiotic relationship. Humans use oxygen and create CO2 (carbon dioxide) and plants use CO2 and emit oxygen in the atmosphere.

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How Calcium Can Play a Role in Hydroponics

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Calcium is needed for crops to grow and gain healthy structure in their cell walls. It also is used in the plants membranes as a type of cement fastening cells to one another, and plays a valuable role at the root.

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Stopping the British Weather Ruining Your Gatherings: How to Choose the Right Patio Heater

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With the weather hard to rely on especially during the Summer months, it's no wonder patio heaters remain so popular in the UK. Choosing the right one, however, can be a minefield in itself. According to Simply Patio Heaters. co. uk the key is narrowing down your requirements right from the start.

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On How to Select Your Garden Planters

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Selecting your PlantersThe exact choice of planters is very much a matter of personal taste but the correct scale and shape are of the utmost importance for creating a pleasurable effect. SizeA planter with a sizeable volume of growing medium will dry out less quickly than a smaller planter and it will be capable of sustaining larger, more vigorous plants. As a general rule, planters with a diameter smaller than twenty three centimetres shouldn't be used for hot dry situations.

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On How Gardening Can Be a Year-round Hobby

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When I was looking to buy plants for my own garden via the internet the other day, I was reminded of my grandfather's old gardens. He had green fingers - the ability to let shape and bend a garden to his own will, with ease.

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Gardening Tips for the Lazy Man

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Like you and everyone else time doesn't wait for me and it also doesn't wait for your garden! Not spending the right amount of attention or care for your lawn or garden can spell disaster mid-summer for that special place on your property that should equate to peace and serenity. If gardening makes you squeamish or if you don't think you have the free time to spend every weekend caring for plants, flowers etc? Go to your local hardware store and buy a few pounds of nice looking rocks.

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Keeping the Weeds out of My Garden

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I spent alot of time preparing my small garden last year, and planned carefully where I would plant each vegetable and how much I would plant. My husband tilled the ground and I worked it over thoroughly to remove every weed and finally my garden was ready to plant.

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Gardening: Raised Beds Are The Way To Go!

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My fiancee and I have lived in our current home for a little over three years. Upon moving in, the landlords were kind enough to allow us to build a garden in the front yard since the backyard gets poor light.

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Planting a Herb Garden is Easy and Fun

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This spring I decided to improve the quality and productivity of my herb garden for the upcoming summer months. I began in early April by removing the debris that had built up in my garden over the past fall and winter.

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Creative Gardening Containers: Leave No Bin Unplanted

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When your yard is small, yet you want to have some fresh greens and vegetables on your dining table, an obvious answer is container gardening. With unlimited funds for a variety of expensive garden boxes, pots and grow bags, it would be easy to increase your yield despite the size constraint.

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Plastic Bottle Plants and Your Garden

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Some of the best DIY things that I have done recently in my garden have been with reusing plastic bottles as flower holders. Most of the time before I throw something away, I always try to think if there is a way that I can just reuse it in a decorative sense so that I can try to show a little bit of my own personal creativity, or even just more so a personal touch.

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On Planning and Building a Garden Pond

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Last week, I decided to finally build a pond in the garden. It had been a project years in the procrastination stages, and so with the week booked off work, I decided now was the time.

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Some Gardening Tips

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Check all you plants on a regular basis so that you can identify any problems, or potential problems, early. Once identified deal with them as soon as possible.

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Is Your Garden a Jungle?

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How is your garden? A haven of peace and tranquillity, a home for plants and shrubs? Or a potential training ground for the military to train and perfect their jungle warfare skills? Perhaps something in between. Whichever it is, it is still your garden.

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