Category Archives: Garden Projects

How to build a pond

OK, so while we are going to show you how to build a pond it might not be something quite as elaborate as the one above. Our expertise is providing manageable pond sizes which can be put together quickly and … Continue reading

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Raised Garden Ponds

Timber raised ponds can create a beautiful water feature centrepiece for your outdoor garden. With these kits you can have an instant garden pond in your garden, patio, or deck without the need for landscaping. They are great for complementing … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Gardening Ideas for Beginners

With so many available options causing confusion for novice gardeners here are some simple suggestions for anyone planning to grow vegetables. Herb Garden Preferably planted close to the kitchen, a herb garden will produce a fragrant display with something tasty … Continue reading

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Ten Essential Tips for Gardening Beginners

1 Planning. Decide what you want to do with your vegetable garden and spend time working out the best way to achieve it. There are so many choices –fruit or vegetables, greenhouse or polytunnel, work out what suits you and … Continue reading

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How do I make my own wooden compost bin?

Hello and welcome back to the Quickcrop garden. Well, it’s a beautiful day in mid September and today we are going to build one of our large New Zealand Box composters. This the area where my old compost bins were … Continue reading

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Quickcrop Vegetable Garden Plan 2016

Raised bed vegetable garden plan. I include my 2016 vegetable garden plan below if anyone is interested in what I’ll be growing next year. My garden is now split up into long raised beds with gravel paths in between primarily … Continue reading

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Mini Polytunnel Kits For Vegetable Gardening

Mini Polytunnel Kits Our Quickcrop mini polytunnel kits have been designed to be attached, via a hinge, to a  timber raised bed. They can also be secured straight into the ground using the included  ground pegs. These mini tunnels act … Continue reading

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New Quickcrop Square Foot Urban Vegetable Garden

If you have read any of our previous blog posts you will know that we are rather spoiled at Quickcrop with our large rural gardens with plenty of room to grow in. If you have a smaller urban garden and … Continue reading

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An introduction to pruning Apple Trees

We’ve had a number of mails recently looking for information on pruning apple trees, it’s too early now (late September) as the trees should be dormant but I’m delighted to include some information for later in the year. Pruning is … Continue reading

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How to Make a Heat Bench Propagator Using a Soil Warming Cable.

We propagate large amounts of vegetable seedlings in the early spring so need some heat to get them going. Clearly a heated propagator or heat mat isn’t really practical as we need such a large area so we use soil … Continue reading

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