Now, when you hear the word fungus, you automatically think of something terrible that will cause problems for either you or the thing that it's growing on. While that may be true in some cases, in others, fungi can actually be beneficial. 

Traditionally, fungi have been lumped into the same category as bacteria and other small plants without leaves, stems and roots, but over time we have learned that fungi are in a category all by themselves and there are many different types that you are likely to come across in your garden.

Want to know which ones? Read on to find out more!

Garden Fungus

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If you've had a tree cut down on your property, maybe because it was ruining the picturesque view from the living room window or maybe it was a little too close to the driveway, chances are that you have now been left with a stump in its place.

For sure this may have removed one problem that you had but it now presents another, what do you do with the stump? Well, if you're stuck scratching your head at what you can possibly do with a tree stump on your lawn, we're here to help!

Read on to find out some creative ways that you can make use out of your tree stump.

Tree stump

 

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winter garden birds

When the temperature drops it can be a little less tempting to pop in the garden and enjoy nature. Nonetheless, there lots of different winter garden birds to be seen if you do fancy wrapping up warm and going out to look for them. In today's blog, we're going to explore some of the most common winter garden birds in the UK.

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Clay soil

As we explained in our blog post about the different types of soil, clay soils are made up of very small particles that are prone to clumping together.

Clay soil has a number of benefits and drawbacks, so let's take a look at both the good and the bad, then we'll explain how you can improve the quality of the soil in your garden.

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Sandy soil is made up of large soil particles that don't stick together very well. It has a gritty texture, and is especially common in coastal regions.

Sandy soil

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

As with all types of soil, sandy soil has both its benefits and its drawbacks. Let's start with the positive stuff...

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