Protecting newly Planted seedlings

Now is the time to put those seedings into the garden. After weeks caring for them indoors you want them to do their best when in the garden. After hardening off the seedlings, another period of vigilance is needed. Seedlings are at risk from pests, diseases, sun, and wind damage. If you have an outdoor […]

Moving seedlings outside -2021

Your seeds have had a great start indoors, now its time to move them outside. Ready to make your spring/summer garden look fabulous! The process of hardening off seeds is easy. Once your seedling has 2/3sets of leaves its time to gradually move them outside. Find a sheltered place in the garden. You could always […]

Growing Seeds – Indoors – 2021

Lets get the Gardening year off to a great start – planting your seeds indoors can help you get ahead. Great way to get your spring garden plans started a bit earlier. You do not need too anything fancy: A tray, soil, water, something to cover the seeds with. You can even recycle by using […]

National Tree Week 28th Nov-6th Dec

Trees are a part of our everyday landscape. But have you stopped to think about the benefits they bring?? During national tree week lets celebrate our Trees. Trees clean the air by removing nitrogen oxides and other pollutant gases, they also take in excess CO2. Trees save water through evaporation and can prevent soil erosion […]

rainCatcher Tanks and systems

rainCatcher Tanks and systems At Spudulica home and garden we stock a beautiful range of rainCatcher above ground tanks and systems. These tanks can be used for rainwater storage or storm water attenuation. rainCatcher is a British brand providing innovative and sustainable products to manage and re-sue rainwater within your home or business. Tanks are […]

PRUNING

  PRUNING pruːn/ verb gerund or present participle: pruning trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to encourage growth. “now is the time to prune roses” Synonyms: cut back, trim, thin, thin out, pinch back, crop, clip, shear, pollard, top, dock;   (definition google dictionary)     This is an essential skill for new gardeners that can […]

The Greenhouse or Polytunnel Debate

NEW YEAR – NEW GARDEN The greenhouse /polytunnel debate Another blog to add to our new year new garden series. The pros and cons of a greenhouse vs polytunnel. Once you have made the leap to add to your garden you might decide to go even further and want to extend your growing season. This […]