Just Gardening

Get the answers to some of the more random / specialist questions Flymo receives each year. From how to clean a lawn mower to how to attract worms - the life blood of your soil.

The best universities for people who love the great outdoors

Universities are much more than just a place to earn a degree. They’re somewhere you’ll spend three or more years of your life, making new friends and gaining a wealth of invaluable life experience. The decision of where to study is not something to be taken lightly.

It doesn’t matter what you study, no student spends all of their time sat in lectures or locked away in the library. It’s important to find a healthy balance between academia, extra-curricular activities and a social life.

Maybe you’re an adrenaline junkie who loves to go rock climbing or canoeing, or perhaps you just want to be able to take a leisurely stroll in a local park after a day full of lectures. Either way, having easy access to the great outdoors can be an important factor in your decision.

We’ve looked at 25 of the best universities in the country, ranking them on a number of different factors. Using data supplied by Ordnance Survey, we were able to measure the amount of green space on and around campus. We also looked at the number of outdoor societies on offer, as well as the average weather patterns of the local area.

If you want to keep your garden looking as stunning as some of these campuses, check out our range of lawn mowers and grass trimmers.

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A Beginner's Guide To Growing Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables has a wealth of benefits. Not only is it kind to your wallet and the environment but it also allows us to be more self-sufficient. Filling your dinner plate with vegetables grown in your own back garden gives you a real sense of achievement – plus they are free from harmful chemicals and pesticides! Fancy giving it a go? Here is a green-fingered guide to growing your own.

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Which Plants & Vegetables Grow Well Together

Mixing and matching your plants can help you to get the most from your garden. Not only will it create a beautiful range of colours and textures, but the additional benefits from growing vegetables will result in a higher yield overall if you do it right.

There is a lot of information regarding which plants go well with which others but here are some simple tips you can follow.

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Grow Your Own! 10 Easy To Grow Herbs

As we become more aware of the origins of food many of us are choosing to grow our own. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a gardening novice, one thing you can grow with ease is herbs. Growing your own herbs will not only bring your outdoor space to life but provide tasty fresh ingredients to help step up your cooking game. Regardless if it’s a potted plant or you plan to grow directly from the seed, we take a look at what’s hot in the herb world for the year ahead.

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The ideal garden set up for low maintenance gardeners

We all aspire to have the perfect garden but sometimes life gets in the way. Gardening can be time-consuming and sometimes there are just more important things to do. We all want a garden that we can enjoy and not one that just becomes another chore around the house.

It’s for this reason that often a more low maintenance approach can be the best solution. By stripping back the finer details in the garden, you can strike a better balance between an amazing looking garden and one you don’t have to spend every free moment on.

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10 Glorious Gardens From TV And Film

Garden inspiration is everywhere - in your local park or neighbour's garden, in horticultural magazines and online blogs, and even on your television screen. From BBC series to iconic adaptations of classical novels, gardens have been a key feature of TV programs and films over the years. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 10 glorious gardens that have featured on-screen, to give you some top tips and inspiration for your own green space.
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DIY Garden Ideas You Can Do In A Weekend

A little DIY in the garden can be a very rewarding activity whilst turning your garden into the perfect outdoor oasis. By doing a little planning and putting a few hours aside, your garden will become the envy of your neighbors. Garden DIY can be a great form of exercise, help you unwind, and also keep your wallet happy. Here are 10 ideas to help you and your garden flourish.
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2018 Garden Trends

Whether you’re a green-fingered expert or a gardening novice, we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite bloggers to outline key trends which will dominate our 2018 gardens, and share top tips as to how you can easily achieve them in your outdoor space.

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How To Attract And Look After Bees In Your Garden

Bees are an important part of the garden all year round. They are important cogs in the garden machine as they pollinate our plants and vegetables. It is been widely publicised that their numbers are in decline, which could cause serious issues to our plant life over the coming years. Luckily all is not lost yet, with a bit of thought and planning, your garden can become a haven for these busy buzzers.

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