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THE DISCOVERY OF BIOCHAR

From Henry Brighouse our sustainable blog writer – In the film ‘The Martian’, an astronaut (Matt Damon), stranded on Mars has to stay alive until another space mission from Earth can rescue him. His only option is to create soil, a biological medium in which he can grow food. All he has at his disposal…

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DECKING: A KEY INGREDIENT IN GARDEN DESIGN

Most people want to spend time in their garden. They want to enjoy their surroundings – to eat, drink and relax outdoors. Now gardens are so multi-functional they need designated areas for socialising and recreation – and decking is one of the most popular ways to make this possible. The important role decking plays in…

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SPRING GARDEN INSPIRATION

Spring is for many the most wonderful time of year. It represents new life for a number of spiritual and cultural reasons – but similarly in the natural world it symobilises fresh growth. With this in mind it’s the perfect time to get started in the garden after the colder winter months, introduce some fresh…

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LANDSCAPING COUNTRY SCHEMES

They’re magnificent, regal, breathtaking and impressive on a grand scale. Large country estates have dominated Britain’s landscape for hundreds of years – but their huge size and diverse range of micro- environments can make them challenging and complex to maintain. Country schemes need an expert approach – especially if there are specific objectives in mind…

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