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Product test – long handled patio knives

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Best buy 19/20
Darlac telescopic knife £12
Tel. 01753 547790 or www.
Build 4
Telescopic aluminium shaft and stainless steel head, secured by two screws. Length adjusts from 321/2in -481/2in (83cm – 123cm).
Features: 5
Twist locking mechanism can set the length at any point. Has two very sharp blades, one on the vertical, the other in the curve of the hook. Plastic grip handle.
 Performance: 5
Inside curved…

Summer citrus care

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There are a few timely jobs to do if you want a good crop of citrus fruit this year, says Kris

REMOVAL OF larger branches is best done in winter, but to encourage a bushy habit and increase branching lower down, new growths should now have their tips removed as they reach 4-6in (10-15cm) in length

Watering and feeding
WATER PLANTS at least…

Insect repellent patio planter – reader offer

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Keep bugs at bay the natural way, says Kris

Nothing Spoils the memory of a summer evening in the garden, like waking up the following day covered in insect bites. Biting insects common in the UK include midges, gnats, ticks, mites and horseflies. Instead of installing a bug zapper or employing sickly sweet citronella candles why not try this natural control method?…

Green campaigners attack patio heaters

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When Wyevale Garden Centres announced in 2007 that it was to stop selling patio heaters at its 120 UK stores, the move was widely applauded by environment campaigners.
But greens are again seeing red after learning that the company, now called
The Garden Centre Group, is renting patio heaters to customers online through an operation run by a business partner.
Environmentalists took to…

Coronation Street roses unveiled by Mattocks

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Soap fans will be able to grow roses that are right up their street next year.
Three patio roses will be launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ITV1’s hit soap Coronation Street.
‘The Rita Sullivan Rose,’ ‘The Jack Duckworth Rose’ and ‘The Hilda Ogden Rose’ came about following a deal between John Woods Nurseries and ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The Corrie blooms…