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Can GARDENING make you live longer... ?

Can GARDENING make you live longer... ?

March 11, 2020 |

  Apparently gardeners can live on average 14 years longer than non-gardeners! Here's some fun facts and reasons why you should take up gardening...   Lots of fresh air and Vitamin D... In a world sat at desks and in our homes getting outside can be a rare occasion!  The...

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Which Bark do I need for my garden?

Which Bark do I need for my garden?

February 20, 2020 |

If you need help with mulching and the types of bark to use then look no further... Dandy's have a wide range of barks and mulches for every type of garden!   Firstly... what is Bark and Mulch? Bark chippings are usually made from the bark or white wood of...

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Uses for Gravel and Aggregates

Uses for Gravel and Aggregates

January 28, 2020 |

Believe or not decorative gravel and aggregates actually have a multitude of uses.   Crime Prevention Gravel and crime prevention may not seem like a likely pairing but if you choose a 20mm aggregate, gravel, shingle or crushed slate as the topping off layer for your driveway you can actually...

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Which Topsoil Do I Need...?

Which Topsoil Do I Need...?

January 23, 2020 |

Topsoil Guide - from Dandy's - the Soil Experts! Not sure exactly which topsoil and/or compost blend to go for? Read on... Lawnmix® Topsoil If you’re starting from nothing and making a new lawn, then you’ll be wanting our Lawnmix® Topsoil for turfing or seeding a new lawn. This screened,...

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Prepare your garden for Spring with our pre-season tips!

Prepare your garden for Spring with our pre-season tips!

January 21, 2020 |

Clear up and compost We're all guilty of neglecting our beds and borders during the winter months and clearing them up feels like a massive task.  But a quick clear up of any old leaves and twigs and a mini prune of dormant shrubs or plants will soon have them...

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2020 Gardening Trends

2020 Gardening Trends

January 07, 2020 |

Is your garden looking tired at the end of 2019? Up the ante and spruce up your backyard with the latest and greatest in gardening check out our 2020 trend predictions... Supersize your plants It’s all about big, show-stopping greenery featuring deep green-patterned foliage.  Go for potted large plants that...

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Is your lawn flooding? Don't call Noah - call Dandy's!

Is your lawn flooding? Don't call Noah - call Dandy's!

December 12, 2019 |

Does your garden look like this: . . But should look like this? . . If so you may have a drainage issue... Water-logging occurs after periods of heavy rain, which sits on the surface of the lawn and fails to drain away through the soil, leaving the lawn underwater....

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Winter gardening...

Winter gardening...

December 04, 2019 |

Some of us are guilty of neglecting our gardens during the cold winter months, but now is actually a great time to tend to your outside space and prep for the spring!  Year round maintenance is the key to having that dream garden with minimal effort. Add some colour... Winter...

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Late Autumn Gardening Tips...

Late Autumn Gardening Tips...

November 13, 2019 |

This month most of us will be planning our bonfires and writing up our Christmas lists... but don't forget there's still lots you can do in your garden! Check out our late Autumn gardening tips and advice... Plant your Spring bulbs Before the frost hits get your Spring blooming bulbs...

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Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken!  Amazing products for your chicken run...

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken! Amazing products for your chicken run...

October 30, 2019 |

Here at Dandy's we have a couple of resident chickens, Bob and Lucy, and over the years have found lots of the products we stock are great for keeping them happy and healthy! Chicken Coop Chips Our Chicken Coop Chips are made from hardwood/white wood chippings. Using them in chicken...

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Is your garden ready for Autumn?

Is your garden ready for Autumn?

September 17, 2019 |

  Is your garden ready for autumn?  When the seasons change so does your garden's needs. Autumn is the perfect time of year to prepare your garden for a cold and wet winter, tidy up and generally replenish your plants, plots and lawns after a hot dry summer. The nights...

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Awesome August Gardening...

Awesome August Gardening...

August 05, 2019 |

Enjoy your August in the garden with our recommended gardening tips and products...   Grow Veg... This is the time to get those winter veggies sorted. Sow seeds, plant out seedlings and bulbs now as your vegetables will be too small to survive the winter if planted in September.  Some...

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