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Tidy Your Garden Ready For Spring With These Tips
Thursday 26th February 2015

Creating a beautiful garden takes time and a lot of work but there are a number of things you can do in spring to help. Cleaning away any remnants of the cold months as well as planning when to plant things, is all important. At H & G Promotions we have some top tips so that you can achieve a lovely blossoming garden come summer.


 


Tidy up the mess from winter


Have a general tidy up of your garden so that you can start freshly planting things. Winter can cause many problems and leave behind a lot of traces. Remove leaves and debris from your flower borders, lawns and ponds. If you spread a layer of winter mulch to protect plants, early spring is the time to remove this once plants start shooting up and the weather gets warmer.


 


Prune the roses


Early spring is a good time to start pruning your roses as this is usually when new growths will start to emerge. Cutting roses back encourages healthier and stronger growth. This in turn will result in a lot of beautiful flowers. Keeping a rose bush tidy also gives the blossoms more room to grow and makes the plant less susceptible to diseases such as black spot.


 


Plant trees and shrubs


Spring’s cool weather makes it the perfect season to plant many trees and shrubs. Once the chill of winter has passed and before the heat of the summer comes, make the most of the moist conditions. Avoid planting trees or shrubs too deeply though. The root flare, where the roots meet the trunk, should be just above soil level to encourage best growth. Trees and shrubs can add value to your property so should be considered alongside other plants.


 


Start planting seeds


You can save a lot of money by growing plants directly from seeds and it is rewarding to watch your shoots suddenly pop up. Start your seeding early by keeping them indoors, otherwise when the garden is moist, sprinkle seeds directly into the soil. Seeds can be stored until the next year if you don’t use them all at once, as long as they’re kept in a cool, dry place. Some seeds for flowers or fruits may need a longer season and can be planted at the end of February before spring hits.


 


Stay on top of weeds


Weeding is the bane of gardeners everywhere but it is also crucial to achieving a beautiful garden. It can take time and be a rather laborious task but the best thing to do is stop weeds when they’re small. This will save you from a longer job along the line. Stay on top of weeding by making it a regular duty throughout the spring months in particular.


 


We can help get your garden ready in time for spring here at H & G Promotions. Our team offers conservatory and window washing equipment to get rid of all of the grime and dirt from the winter months. Contact us today for more information and check out our blog for further gardening tips.


Coping with wintry showers
Thursday 29th January 2015

We were lucky last year, most parts of the UK managed to avoid a heavy downfall of snow but things look set to change in 2015. Already we’ve seen a slight scattering of the white stuff and as the winter continues, reports of heavy downfalls are forecast in the not-too-distant future.


Are you ready for this?


If not, read our guide to coping with wintry showers. It should help you when the country is covered in a blanket of snow. 


Check the radio for school closures


Keep checking weather reports and listen to the news for any notifications of snow showers. If you are forewarned there’s a heavy downfall on the way and you look out of the window in the morning to see the outside world covered in white, listen for reports on the radio that should mention school closures. You can check online as well to establish whether your child’s school is open or not.  Most schools give as much notice as possible so parents can start to make alternative plans.


Buy a snow shovel


Plastic snow shovels are fairly cheap to buy and they prove to be invaluable after a heavy fall of snow. They make it easy to clear pathways, you’ll be able to shovel snow from the drive and clear the pavement outside your house. Do a nice deed and clear paths for any elderly neighbours that live close by to you. Keep a close eye on them during cold, wintry spells. At this time of the year they are more vulnerable.  


Keep grit on standby


Buy a tub of grit (also known as rock salt) ready for icy conditions. Once snow starts to thaw slightly and temperatures start to drop, ice begins to form on footpaths. Liberally pour rock salt over slippery areas and make paths clear and safe to walk over. Salt will save the day when it starts to get slippery underfoot!  


Be careful when travelling


Take extra care with travel arrangements during snowy conditions. Listen out for weather warnings and only travel in an emergency if severe weather warnings have been issued.  If you plan to travel by public transport check in advance to see if services are running as normal. Go by car and make sure you leave plenty of time for the journey. Remember to fully clear the vehicle of snow and ice before you set off and slow down, driving to the conditions as you make your journey.   


Got all that? Keep checking those weather reports!


Coke is a stain remover? 6 surprising cleaners in your home
Thursday 15th January 2015

From those annoying white deodorant stains on your little black dress to rust stains in the bathroom, some stains just won't go away — until now. With help from some savvy experts, we put together surprising tips to banish these stains once and for all. Best of all, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need.


Stain: Permanent marker on wood 
Stain remover: Non-gel toothpaste


Apply a small amount of white toothpaste directly on the marker stain. Then, using a clean cloth, wipe along the grain of the cabinet to remove the stain, recommends Meg Roberts, president of Molly Maid. The mild, abrasive action in the toothpaste gently scrubs the stain away.(Before beginning, test the toothpaste on an inconspicuous part of the wood.) 


Stain: Bathtub and toilet bowl rust stains
Stain buster: Coca-Cola


Coke — it’s not just for quenching thirst, the acid in the popular drink can also dissolve rust stains from porcelain. According to Leslie Reichert, green cleaning expert and author of "The Joy of Green Cleaning," pour enough Coke into a drained toilet bowl or bathtub to cover rust marks. Allow to sit overnight. In the morning, no more rust! (Note: This trick only works with real Coca-Cola.)


Stain: Hairspray build-up on curling/flat iron
Stain buster: Nail polish remover


Roberts suggests gently rubbing the metal surface of a cool and unplugged iron with a few cotton balls dabbed in nail polish remover. The remover breaks down hair product residue, leaving your essential flat iron or curling iron as good as new. For really stubborn spots, use a small amount of oven cleaner on a clean cloth and buff the residue away. Wipe the cleaned iron with a damp cloth to remove the nail polish remover. 


Stain: Water stains in vases
Stain buster: Powdered dishwasher detergent


Flower stems tend to leave an oily film in vases, but a little help from the grease-cutting properties in powdered detergent can easily remove the leftover residue. Shake powdered dishwasher detergent into the bottom of the vase and fill with hot water. After about an hour, it should be crystal clear, Roberts said. 


Stain: Deodorant or makeup on clothing
Stain buster: Nylon stocking


Did deodorant or makeup rub off on your clothing? Lift deodorant residue and makeup from garments by rubbing a nylon stocking over the mark as soon as possible, advises Kelley Nemec, cleaning expert at St. Croix Cleaners in Stillwater, Minnesota. “This will remove the top layer of the stain," Nemec said. "Just be sure to clean it soon after.” 


Stain: Sweat stain prevention
Stain buster: Baby powder  


Why worry about a stain if you can prevent it? Randi Dukes, from the lifestyle blog Dukes & Duchesses, has found baby powder to do the trick when it comes to preventing sweat stains from showing up on light-colored shirts. "I recommend dusting the inside underarm portions of light/white-colored garments with a light-to-moderate layer of regular baby powder, not cornstarch based-types," she told Hometalk.com. Then iron the area, as the heat from the iron seals the powder onto the fabric, thus creating a barrier against perspiration.


How to Sterilise Jam Jars
Monday 5th January 2015

Why Do I Need to Sterilise My Jam Jars?


Sterilising your jam jars will remove any nasties that have taken up residence in them, for example bacteria, yeasts and fungi; saving your jam from any potential contamination and ensuring it stays scrumptiously fresh.


 My Simple Steps for Sterilising Jams Jars


1. Inspect your jam jars for any damage such as cracks or chips. Any damaged jars should be relegated to non-jam uses (we think they make lovely vases and pen pots!).


2. Remove any lids or rubber seals from your jam jars, then place everything on the top rack of the dishwasher and run a hot wash with no detergent.


3. Leave your jam jars in the dishwasher to stay warm until you’re ready to use them, and then simply retrieve using tongs or oven gloves and ta-da! Your sterilised jars are ‘jam-ready’.


What If I Don’t Have a Dishwasher to Sterilise My Jam Jars?


Never fear, here’s how to sterilise your jam jars the ‘old fashioned’ way, using a water bath.


1. Follow step one as above.


2. Remove any lids or rubber seals from your jam jars before placing them in a saucepan or jam pan and covering with water. Bring the water to the boil and keep it there for 10 minutes before removing your pan from the heat.


3. Cover the pan and leave your jam jars in the water to keep them warm until you are ready to fill them. Again, use tongs to lift them carefully out of the water when they’re needed.


4. Meanwhile, place your lids and seals in a smaller pan and cover with water. Heat and simmer at 82 degrees for 10 minutes. Once again, these can be covered and left in the pan until you’re ready to use them.


So that’s it, our simple guide to sterilising jam jars – easy peasy! And you can also use the same technique to sterilise your sloe gin bottles.


It probably goes without saying, but just be careful when handling your hot sterilised jars – our jam jar lifter tongs are perfect for keeping your fingers at a safe distance.


How to grow garlic
Monday 5th January 2015

WHEN TO SOW
Whether planting an autumn
or spring variety, it is better
to sow before the last frost.
The plant benefits from
experiencing cold
temperatures. This is called
vernalising. As a general
rule, Autumn sowing bulbs
should be in the ground
before December, and
spring varieties up to April.
WHERE TO PLANT
Garlic loves the sun, so
choose the sunniest
position. It will grow well in
most fertile, well-draining
soils, but it doesn’t like it to
be too acidic. Soil should
be well aerated by frequent
hoeing, and should be kept
well watered from spring
until about two weeks
before harvest.
HOW TO PLANT
Turn over the soil to at least
a spade’s depth and create
a fine layer of topsoil.
Break the bulb into cloves,
discarding any unhealthy
ones. Plant cloves pointed
tip up, and cover with at at
least 3-4cm of loose soil.
Do not over-compact the
soil. You can either make
individual holes for the
cloves, or create a furrow.
Space cloves from larger
bulbs at least 15cm apart,
and 10cm for smaller
varieties. You can also
grow garlic in pots - allow 4
cloves per 15cm pot.


CARE OF YOUR
CROP
About two months after
planting, the first green
shoots will emerge. Autumn
sowings will be slower to
emerge than spring. From
March onwards, keep the
area well watered, and hoe
regularly to keep as weed
free as you can. Most soil
types won’t require any
extra feeding, but if you feel
yours does, add some
sulphate of potash at a rate
of 100g per square metre.
Do this in February.
FLOWER BUDS
(SCAPES)
Hardneck varieties may
product scapes - flower
buds - in early summer. It’s
a good idea to remove
these, as they will use up
goodness which would
otherwise go into producing
a bigger bulb.
Don’t throw them away,
however, as they are
delicious chopped and stirfried
in olive oil & salt.


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