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19
Oct

The Advantages of Raised Beds in Your Garden

Raised beds are an attractive, functional design feature that add an extra dimension to your garden. They’re a great way of growing a range of plants and are especially popular for people interested in sustainability, as they are so easy to grow fruit and vegetables in. They are also handy for adding visual interest to […]

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14
Oct

A Guide to Growing Vegetables in Small and Large Spaces

  Depending on where you live and your individual circumstances, you may have limited space to grow plants on, or you may have acres of open land. Either way, nothing beats the feeling of eating fresh produce you’ve grown yourself. As a highly-trusted stockist of gardening supplies to customers in Cambridge, Essex, Suffolk and Bedfordshire, […]

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25
Sep

Why Autumn is the Best Time to Lay Turf

A well-maintained lawn isn’t just a patch of grass – it’s often the main focal point of a garden. Nothing can beat the appearance of a beautiful, lush green lawn, especially after it’s just been cut and raked – the smell and the feel of it underfoot… Madingley Mulch takes perfect lawns very seriously and […]

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14
Sep

Common Myths About Landscaping Mulch

Mulching is an essential aspect of proper garden maintenance and can be one of our best friends in the garden. It suppresses weed growth, helps soil retain moisture in the summer, keeps soil warmer in the winter and, over time, breaks down to improve soil texture. Madingley Mulch supplies various types of mulch, including landscape […]

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09
Aug

Factors to Consider When Choosing Decorative Stones for Your Garden

  Decorative stones are a versatile material to use in traditional or contemporary gardens or on landscaping projects of any size. They can be used to create a gravel pathway, a slate chip bed or used to break up an expanse of a single material, such as decking or paving with a shingle or gravel […]

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20
Jul

An Expert Guide to Different Types of Mulch and How Mulch Can Be Used

What Is Mulch? Mulch is any organic material, such a tree bark, rotted food or horse manure used around plants, shrubs and trees to encourage growth. It can also be used on the soil itself to improve the texture and to reduce erosion, preserve water, insulate the soil from variations in temperature and suppress weed […]

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18
Jun

How to Make Your Driveway Greener

  Having a green driveway is not only good for your garden, but for the environment as well; studies have suggested that hard paving over drives has caused as much as £3billion worth of flood damage in the UK per year, as the rainwater cannot soak away naturally. Madingley Mulch, who offer gravel delivery to […]

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15
Jun

Maximising the Space in a Small Garden

Gardens are getting smaller – and that’s official. Figures show that pressure on space, particularly in towns and cities, means that the average British garden has shrunk by as much as 5m² in the past 30 years. However, there are plenty of tricks of the trade which you can use to disguise the lack of […]

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24
Apr

The Benefits of Allotment Gardening

Cultivating an allotment can be one of the most rewarding and healthy pastimes one can pursue. Francis Bacon once said of growing a vegetable garden: “Indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man.” There are so many benefits to having a space to grow your own […]

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24
Apr

Great Patio Garden Ideas

Patios can be traced back to Roman times, when only the wealthiest families could afford them. Today, however, they are an essential feature in any usable and functional garden space and can be put to a variety of different uses. As specialist suppliers of paving slabs to customers in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex, Madingley […]

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