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Growing Up—Things to Consider When Planning a Vertical Garden

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A vertical garden is exactly what it sounds like—an area of plants, such as flowers, herbs or vegetables—grown upwards rather than across a piece of land, either against a wall or in a free-standing structure. The advantage over a traditional garden is that a vertical garden allows a lot of plants to grow in a small space. However, there are a few rules you will need to apply in order to get the most from your vertical garden.

23 July 2018

Splitting Logs? Don't Let Those Offcuts Go to Waste

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When you receive a delivery of logs, you might need to split some or all of them. Even if they're pre-split, the logs are sometimes too big for your requirements, especially if you're using them in a small wood-burning stove rather than a large fireplace. The trouble with splitting logs is that it can leave you with quite a few small chips and offcuts of wood. Most people just leave them on the ground where they fall, but you can waste quite a bit of your firewood by doing this.

26 January 2018