Gardening Hints, Tips & Guides

Find advice here on growing, planting and caring for your plants, both inside and outside. We’ve also some top gardening tips from the team at Bumbles, and information on plants you may not be aware of (including Dandelions!!)

Low light houseplants

Low light houseplants

We already know that houseplants detoxify our air and make us happier. These 5 plants thrive in low-light so now you can have some green in every corner of your home....

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All about Mulch and Mulching!

All about Mulch and Mulching!

Mulch is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to save water while also keeping your garden and pot plants thriving. When it comes to mulch, our absolute favourite is...

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Top tips for growing radishes

Top tips for growing radishes

Did you know radishes are one of the easiest (and quickest!) vegetables to grow? Here are our top Radish recommendations: Choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Sow...

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April Planting Plans

April Planting Plans

Wondering which flowers to sow in April? Seed sowing is at its height this month, as most of the summer bedding plants can now be sown. Indoors, flowers to sow in April...

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Time to plant and sow

Time to plant and sow

February to do list: Plant and Sow Plant pansy and viola seedlings now in well-composted beds. They’ll reward you with a burst of colour in late winter and spring. Sow the...

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How to propagate Monstera

How to propagate Monstera

Propagating a Monstera is so rewarding and the quickest and easiest way to create your very own jungle at home. Let us help you make a start! Find the Node - Nodes are where...

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Top tips for happy herbs!

Top tips for happy herbs!

We’re stocked to the brim with our fresh herb collection, which means it’s time to get planting! No matter the size of your garden, herbs can help so much with our...

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Waste not, want not!

Waste not, want not!

Here are some of our favourite ways to recycle products in your garden Use toilet rolls as seedling trays. This doubles as protection from cutworms! Use old cool-drink...

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Gardening tip: garden beds

Gardening tip: garden beds

#GardeningTip: Cover your garden beds with compost a few days before heavy rains are predicted. The winter rains will help the nutrients soak in well and your garden will...

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Sapling care guide

Sapling care guide

How are you caring for your new sapling? Here are our top tips:  Ensure that it is free of any pests or fungal diseases. Give your sapling good light to promote optimal...

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Reasons for winter pruning

Reasons for winter pruning

Baby its cold outside... But winter is the ideal time to invest in some pruning! Pruning is important for a range of reasons: By removing dead leaves and branches you...

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Benefits of Autumn Tree Planting

Benefits of Autumn Tree Planting

We often think that autumn is just about putting the garden to 'bed' for the winter, and wait until the spring before planting out anything new. But autumn is actually the...

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Getting started with Seed Potatoes

Getting started with Seed Potatoes

The final garden job we would like to share for the month of February is all about vegetable gardens. Potatoes! Seed potatoes are now in here at Bumbles and potatoes are...

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February Garden Maintenance

February Garden Maintenance

Another important garden job to ensure you do before the spring is general garden maintenance and tidying! Be sure to cut down deciduous ornamental grasses (Miscanthus,...

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All about Box Hedging

All about Box Hedging

The Box hedge plant (Buxus sempervirens) is the ideal species for formal low hedges or borders as well as being a classic topiary plant. Buxus sempervirens (Box hedging,...

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Building a Rockery Planter

Building a Rockery Planter

Building a rockery planter with alpine and other dry plants can be a fantastic alternative to standard bedding planters. It's a very easy process, so as you can see in the...

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