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Thursday 12 March 2015, by
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Fans of Gumtree know that it’s a great place to pick up second hand equipment for the garden. And to make it easier, we’ve a bunch of  categories to the site to help you find that hoe in a haystack!

 

New categories include Wheelbarrows & TrolleysComposters & Bins, and weeding tools – perfect for the gardeners and DIY addicts among you.

 

Check out the new additions in our DIY, Tools and Materials section – and happy gardening!

 

With spring arriving this month, now’s the perfect time to check out our new categories – they’ll help you get your garden in shape for the coming season. Spring is one of the busiest times of the gardening calendar, and here are our top gardening tips to help you as the weather warms up and the days get longer.

 

Sow those seeds. A top priority for any gardener come spring. January, February and March are the months to start sowing the seeds of plants that need a longer growing season, such as begonias and geraniums.

 

Summer colour. Now’s the time to start thinking about stocking up on summer-flowering bulbs, like lilies and gladiolus, and getting them planted. You’ll be guaranteed a beautiful summer display.

 

Get weeding. For some, it’s the most hated job in the garden! As the temperatures rise, weeds start to put in an appearance, so get in early and start weeding now to prevent them getting out of hand later in the year.

 

Make space. As part of your general tidying up of the garden for spring, you want to make way for new plants and ensure old ones aren’t sucking up vital nutrients. Get your shears out and cut back those winter shrubs, and get rid of any dead leaves and other debris from your flower beds.

 

The Gumtree Team


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