RainCatcher Tanks 200L/750L – Highlighting Key features

What is RainCatcher? RainCatcher is a UK based company who manufacture (in the UK) their own rain collection tanks and accessories. These items can be used for many projects both commercial and domestic. What RainCatcher tanks are avaliable? We stock the 200L wall mounted and the 750L floor standing water collection tanks at spudulica home […]

Alloments – Get your own and grow your own.

Got an allotment? We’ve got you covered. Well aren’t you the lucky one, in some areas of the county waiting lists for allotments can be up to years long. You need to get to our site at Spudulica.co.uk for all those allotment essentials. If you want an allotment you need to go to your local […]

Rainwater harvesting

RainWater Harvesting As we come to end of January we hope for spring, the cold long nights have taken their toll. The winter storms are still with us and let’s keep those raincoats and gloves handy. January in the UK is the wettest month of the year. Why not use this free resource to your […]

Autumn Hunt with the Kids

Why not get those wellies on and go for a weekend or evening scavenger hunt with the kids? Grandkids? Or even big kids! You could have a competition who sees all the items first? Or split up the hunt so that everybody has something to look for. In autumn there is so much to see […]

Waterlogged Plants

Following on from last weeks blog on waterlogged garden solutions, this week we are focussing on the issues specifically with plants in waterlogged areas of the garden. Plants can become waterlogged in beds and pots. Waterlogging is an excess of water around roots caused by badly draining soil. This can be very damaging for plants […]

What do I do about waterlogging?

Do you have issues with waterlogging? In a period of heavy rainfall does any area of your garden become saturated with water. Are plants and grass areas surrounded by a pool of water that does not disperse into the ground. A dense soil can cause this problem. It can also lead to fungal diseases on […]

Protecting Pots in Summer

Keeping your pots cool in the summer. Just a few tips for those of us who have smaller gardens/ yards full of pots. We need to keep an eye on our potted plants in this heat wave (well its expected back). Consider the pots you have, its better to buy lighter coloured ones e.g., terracotta […]

Natural pesticide you can whip up at home.

Summer is the season to enjoy your hard work these past few months, but it can be overshadowed by the increase in pest activity. Making those new plants and veggies looking a little worse for wear. why not use your garden store cupboard to make your own pest sprays, reusing ewhat you have to keep […]

Common garden pests

Green fly and Black fly – Aphids are 5mm green or black in colour. They can be found on new growth and the underside of leaves. They eat the sap of the plant and slow the growth. Easiest way to get rid of them is to knock them off the plant and squash them. Lily […]

May to June in the garden

Heading into the last week of May ready for the start of summer. Days are getting longer and warmer. There may be a few more jobs in store for you now that summer is on the way. Plant out your summer bedding plants. Start collecting /storing your water. Remember to start a watering schedule either […]