Over the Fence Blog

January – What to do in your garden this month.

January 8, 2019 by Jack

Not being the busiest month of the year in the garden, January is a time to plan for the milder months ahead, to think about what you want to achieve this year.  January does sometimes throw us a bright, relatively mild day however, so below are a few tasks to do indoors, and a few […]

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How to Light your Fire

January 2, 2019 by Jack

Now the weather has turned very cold it’s time to get your fire going and curl up next to it for the night. Here are some tips and tricks to lighting your fire. 1. You’ll need an ample supply of fully-seasoned firewood logs. (12kg Seasoned Logs £4.99) 2. Good kindling is essential. Keep a small basket […]

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December – what to do in your garden this month

November 29, 2018 by Jack

Although December is a great month for putting your feet up in front of the fire and making plans for the following spring, there are gardening tasks that can be done this time of year, including ways to prepare for Christmas. Plant up festive containers.   Fill pots with Christmas roses (Helleborus), dwarf Conifers, Cyclamen, Skimmia, […]

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Jobs to do in your garden in January

November 21, 2018 by Jack

Jobs for your garden in January • Think about purchasing water butts, rainwater will come useful in the summer. • While trees and shrubs are still dormant, continue planting them. • Think ahead to what you want in your hanging baskets for that year and get ordering before the busy period! • Mist your indoor plants […]

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Ways to dispose of your real Christmas tree

November 21, 2018 by Jack

Having a real Christmas tree for Christmas is so wonderful and festive, but then the holidays are over what do you do with it? here are some ways you can dispose of your Christmas tree this year. Replant your potted Christmas tree If you have a potted tree the most environmentally friendly option is to […]

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Keeping your pets comfortable this Winter

November 19, 2018 by Jack

Keep your pets warm and comfortable this winter with these easy tips, a happy pet equals a happy owner. • Keep your furry friends warm throughout the cold nights, Dogs will appreciate extra blankets to keep them warm at night and cats will love to snuggle up in our Teddy Bear Cat Bed. • The salt […]

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Jobs for the Garden this Winter

November 19, 2018 by Jack

Jobs for the Garden this Winter Planting jobs  • Plant Tulip bulbs in pots and borders, covering them with at least twice their depth of soil or compost. • Plant bare-root hedging, roses, trees and shrubs before the weather turns cold. • Cut down faded perennials that are looking tatty, then mulch the surrounding soil. • Use cloches to […]

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Christmas tree decorating hacks

November 19, 2018 by Jack

We believe that nothing makes Christmas feel more festive than a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, with the twinkling lights, perfectly placed baubles and of course the pile of presents set underneath. We have come up with some great Christmas tree hacks that will make your life easier when it comes to setting up your Christmas […]

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