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Learn how to look after your garden during a heatwave!

The first thing you can do in the garden in the dry weather is to get rid of any unwanted weeds as they will pull up ALOT easier in dry soil.     Water newly planted subjects as a priority making sure the root ball is wet and checking w ...

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How to Modernise your Summer 2018 Garden

Want up-to-date garden living? Here are a few tips and ideas to get your perfect 2018 garden… We understand that different styles and trends suit different people and their gardens, which is why we have chosen to focus on several different types of ...

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Create a low maintenance gravel border

If you hate weeding borders, then this is the blog post for you!  One of the most common reasons why redesigning a garden area is considered, is to cut down on the amount of work required.  Busy lifestyles in this day and age have meant less time t ...

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Protect your Home from Flooding – Pre-Filled Sandbags

Weather in the UK has become somewhat unpredictable, with a heatwave one week, followed by torrential downpours the next. Pre-Filled Sandbags can help prevent unnecessary flooding in situations where homes are threatened by rising rivers and where dr ...

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Mulching - a quick guide

Mulching is the process of layering soil and flowerbeds with materials, such as gravel slate or bark. It has multiple benefits including: Helping soils retain moisture in summer Suppressing weeds Deter some pests Protect plant roots from extreme tem ...

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Supplying schools and nurseries

Since the busy Easter period we have been delighted to supply local and national Primary schools with a range of materials such as our Beds and Borders Topsoil, Vegetable Topsoil, Play Bark and Play Sand. As the mild weather conditions continue, many ...

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Making a Raised Bed from Railway Sleepers

A bed made from railway sleepers will be extremely strong and long lasting, with an attractive natural look. Our standard tanalised sleepers are sized at 2400mm x 200mm x 100mm (collection from our head office only) or 1200mm x 200mm x 100mm. We can ...

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PLANNING FOR NEW FENCING

If you are thinking about having a new fence installed, we have got some tips to help you in the planning process – all of which should prevent any mishaps further down the line. Planning Permission You need to consider if you should gain planning ...

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New Product! Indian Stone Paving

Here at The Stone and Garden Company, we are now supplying a wide range of Indian Stone paving, in a wide range of colours, the most popular Raj Green. Natural paving is becoming increasingly popular in gardens with Indian Stone being an excellent ch ...

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Spring is finally here – time for a change?

Now that Spring is finally here, it’s a good time to start planning to spruce up your property.  There are plenty of things you can do to your garden and grounds to update its look or make some complete changes. From small projects such as updatin ...

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