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Transform your Pallet into a raised bed or wall planter!

Transform your Pallet into a raised bed or wall planter!

Check out these amazing pallet planter and raised bed ideas... Use an old pallet to make your own Herb, Veg or Flower Garden! You will need... 1 x pallet 1 x anti-weed membrane (or cut up your empty bulk bag) staple gun 25kg bag of compost or topsoil Black paint...

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Grow Your Own Roses... *Valentine's edition!*

Grow Your Own Roses... *Valentine's edition!*

Valentine's Day is just around the corner but it's not to late to give the gift of growing! Why buy roses for Valentine's Day when you can 'Grow Your Own'?! Dandy's Bordermix Topsoil is perfect for growing roses and brightly coloured flowers, so if your loved one is looking for...

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How to Lay a New Lawn with Turf

How to Lay a New Lawn with Turf

It is a lot easier than you might think to lay turf down and create a new beautiful lawn...   1. Measure up First things first – measure the area you want to create your lawn on so that you (or we) can work out how much topsoil or turf...

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How To Lay a Gravel Driveway

How To Lay a Gravel Driveway

A gravel driveway is cheap, easy to create and easy to maintain!  Gravel for driveways is also still very popular. As well as the benefits listed above there is such a huge range available that you can have a colour scheme to match or compliment your brickwork and plants creating...

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Real Christmas Tree care and useful tips...

Real Christmas Tree care and useful tips...

Our STUNNING real Christmas Trees are in stock now at our depot on Sealand Road, Chester. Grown locally at Delamere Forest, sustainable and approved by Santa himself! Opting for a real tree is more eco-friendly, it reduces your carbon footprint and may save you money. Fake trees have their benefits...

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How to lay a Self Binding Gravel path....

How to lay a Self Binding Gravel path....

What is Self Binding Gravel? Self Binding Gravel is a blend of either 10mm or 8mm sized gravel particles, gravel dust, sand and clay that binds firmly when compacted. Not only does it look neat and attractive but it's also easy to maintain - just requiring the odd bit of...

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How to guide: Topdressing your lawn

How to guide: Topdressing your lawn

How to guide: Topdressing your Lawn April and September is the perfect time to topdress an existing lawn.  Use our Dandy's Topdressing Sand and Soil mix to add light material to the surface of the lawn before re-seeding and feeding. Topdressing has a number of benefits including controlling thatch, drainage,...

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How to repair your lawn after the hot, dry summer...

How to repair your lawn after the hot, dry summer...

You may have notice this summer has been especially harsh on your lawn and going into the autumn looking a little sad.  But don't despair now is the perfect time to repair your lawn, with a little help from Dandy's! Most established lawns will lie dormant and bounce back as...

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Lawn & Garden Month - The Vegetable Guide

Lawn & Garden Month - The Vegetable Guide

April is Lawn & Garden Month so each week this month we'll be sharing our tips and suggested products to help you get the most out of your garden this April. Whether you're a seasoned vegetable grower or you're brand new to this we've got some handy tips and advice...

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Make a Hedgehog wildlife corner...

Make a Hedgehog wildlife corner...

Our gardens are vital habitats for hedgehogs and during cold weather their food sources die out.  Make a wildlife corner and take care of our spiky friends... and they're soon repay you by eating the pests that damage plants and flowers - including snails, slugs and caterpillars!   To make...

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Dandy Activities for the Kids - Herby Play Dough

Dandy Activities for the Kids - Herby Play Dough

Home-made play dough is a fab little project to do with the kids – and the addition of herbs and flowers from your garden means you have lovely scented, different textured play dough for modelling that will help the children learn more about nature and the world around them. The...

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Dandy Activities for the Kids – Stone Painting

Dandy Activities for the Kids – Stone Painting

Another great summer activity that will keep the littles entertained for a while. Pop into Dandy’s HQ and grab a bag of our Scottish Pebbles - £7.99 – swing into somewhere on your way home and grab a pack of coloured pens or some acrylic paints (we like Sharpies or...

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