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Planning the Gardens

Fire Safety in the Garden

Published on February 27, 2013 by

by Elizabeth Quinn

Fire-safety is perhaps the most surprising advantage of organic gardening.  Certain plants which can thrive in most soils and need little water are also fire resistant. Planting these plants in a well-planned border or garden can help prevent fire from reaching your home. Careful consideration ...

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PLan Your Garden Layout

Published on November 26, 2012 by

Planning your garden layout offers the best chance to success

Many gardeners, especially when they’re new to horticulture, are happy just to visit the garden centre, buy a car load of plants and create an instant transformation of their flowerbeds. Whilst this is a great way to replenish a garden ...

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Landscape Planning for Natural Disasters

Published on September 21, 2012 by

Surviving Issac in SW Louisiana

Still picking up branches and pressure washing leaves off cars and buildings following Hurricane Isaac's double landfall in Louisiana…. The dry, fallen leaves from the native Live Oaks turned into a sticky, pasty substance when mixed and churned by the hurricane's blasting winds. All the ...

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