Blog

02
Sep

Key Soil Types and How to Improve Them

One of the biggest determining factors on how well your plants will do is the type of soil they are being grown in. Here Madingley Mulch, who supply soil improvers and conditioners to gardeners in Cambridge and further afield, identify the major soil types gardens in the UK fall into, their advantages and disadvantages, and […]

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22
Jul

Five Ways to Get Your Children Interested in Gardening

With the summer holidays almost upon us, now is the ideal time to get children interested in gardening. Madingley Mulch stock a lot of child-friendly gardening items, including play bark and play pit sand, for customers in Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and our home county of Cambridgeshire. Here are our top tips for fostering your child […]

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14
Jun

Top Gardening Trends for the Summer

Gardening has never been so popular – and that’s official! Data released by Google shows there has been a 39% increase in garden-related searches year on year. But how is this likely to be reflected in the months ahead, when we start planting and growing? Madingley Mulch are specialists in soil conditioners and composts, as […]

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10
Jun

How to Create the Perfect Courtyard Garden

Here at Madingley Mulch, we know small can definitely be beautiful when it comes to courtyard gardens. With the right plants, furniture and garden paving, our customers in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk have created some incredibly relaxing spaces. If you’d like to make the most of your courtyard garden, just follow these five […]

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09
Jun

Top Tips on Creating a Japanese Garden

Japanese-style gardens have become increasingly popular in the UK. With their focus on the integrated design and simplicity, they offer a stark contrast to the flower-packed traditional English equivalent. Here Madingley Mulch, who supply decorative stones and other outdoor gardening products to customers across Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, provide some top tips on how to […]

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09
Jun

Five Top Watering Tips for Gardeners

The onset of summer usually means warmer weather and many of your plants will need a helping hand if they are to continue to flourish. Bark mulch suppliers Madingley Mulch, who are based on the outskirts of Cambridge, have compiled these five helpful tips for gardeners who may be worried about how much water their […]

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30
Apr

Top Bank Holiday Weekend Gardening Jobs

Every May brings the luxury of not one but two long weekends – the May Bank Holiday and the Spring Bank Holiday, which fall on the first and last Mondays in the month. These additional holidays provide the ideal opportunity to get out and about in the garden. Here Madingley Mulch, specialists in outdoor gardening […]

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11
Mar

Top Tips on Controlling Unwanted Pests in Your Garden

One of the biggest banes of any gardener’s life is keeping unwanted pests under control, particularly at this time of year when the first green shoots are beginning to appear and young plants are at their most vulnerable. Here bark mulch suppliers Madingley Mulch, who provide a range of outdoor gardening supplies to customers in […]

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09
Nov

Top Tips on Dealing with Fallen Leaves

Fallen leaves are a problem which all gardeners face at this time of year – but what’s the best way to deal with them? Here Madingley Mulch, garden mulch suppliers based on the edge of Cambridge, offer some top tips on what to do about this natural ‘windfall’. Rake Them Up You should always leave […]

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09
Nov

Encouraging Wildlife to Thrive in Your Garden this Winter

It can be tempting to clear everything away in your garden for the winter months – but while you have tidied up your plants and shrubs, what about the wildlife that lives there? They will be having a tough time coping not just with the lower temperatures but also the lack of food. Madingley Mulch, […]

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