TREES ARE LIFE

Trees are life Spring is here The weather is warming up after the cold, dormant winter months and along with spring, we see new life. Nature shows this off in full force, especially in the way plants and trees begin to unfurl and create a vibrant world of colour. As spring settles in it is also our chance to plant new life and help make a little change in the
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BONSAI GARDENING

Bonsai Gardening The Ancient Art of Bonsai Bonsai is indeed an ancient art form that dates back over 2000 years. The term “bonsai” literally means “tree in a tray” and focuses on creating a miniature version of a tree through restricting the growth of its roots and branches. Most think that the ancient art of bonsai started in Japan thanks to the popularity of Japanese Bonsai in modern society, however,
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OUTDOOR HEATING OPTIONS

Outdoor heating options The addition of outdoor heating to your home is not only a great way to extend those cooler nights under the stars but also adds ambience and a sense of coziness to your outdoor space. There are so many options available to suit almost any budget, so let’s take a look at some of the most popular and cost effective outdoor heating options: Fire Pit Nothing quite
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CAPTIVA FURNITURE SETS

Captiva Furniture Sets If you are looking for a simple yet stylish update to your outdoor space, Creative Living’s Captiva furniture sets offer a comfortable solution for both big and small spaces. With an option for small gardens, patios, and balconies and an option for the bigger gardens and patios – the Captiva range has something to suit your style and preference.    If you have a small garden, balcony,
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MANDO CORNER SOFA SET

Mando Corner Sofa Set Outdoor style Outdoor spaces are becoming the new hot spots as summer slowly starts to make an appearance. Recent trends lean towards the garden evolving and become a second living room. Advances in technology and style have stepped up to meet this demand, creating beautiful outdoor pieces made from multiple materials such as synthetic wicker and powder coated aluminum which are both water and UV resistant.
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HOW TO ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN

How to attract birds to your garden If you’ve been wondering how to turn your garden from a simple show piece into a wildlife wonderland of bird species, then you’ve come to the right place. There is so much more to a garden than just greenery and with a few simple steps you could soon be listening to the pleasant chirping of birds whilst you relax on your patio.  
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PLANTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD EAT

Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat We all know of the great variety of plants we eat on a daily basis – your fridge is full of fruit and veggies (we hope) from the local supermarket. What you may not know is that there are actually a vast number of edible plants you may find innocently blossoming in your garden or out on a nature walk. In fact there
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OUTDOOR DAYBEDS

Outdoor Daybeds Nothing says luxury and relaxation quite like an outdoor daybed. Picture warm, lazy afternoons – a good book in one hand, a drink in the other; you’re surrounded by grass and trees, the soft breeze in your hair, and your trusty pet lazing at your feet. Feeling relaxed yet? There’s a lot to be said for a simple yet elegant outdoor daybed to create that perfect sense of
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SELF SUSTAINABLE GARDENING

For centuries, people have been growing and harvesting crops around the world with nothing more than hard work.  It is only since the mid-20th century that we began to change our farming methods.  Hybrid plants, synthetic fertilisers, and chemical pesticides were introduced to make farming more cost effective – higher output for less money.  However, this disruption to the natural ecosystem of plant growth has been detrimental, not just to
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ORGANIC RECYCLING

Organic Recycling Any seasoned gardener will tell you that healthy soil is the foundation of a productive garden. When soil is improved with compost it becomes alive with beneficial worms and microorganisms. Compost is an essential ingredient for creating rich, friable soil while also increasing its ability to retain water.   Composting is a simple way to turn organic waste into rich fertiliser for your garden. The two most common
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