10 things to do in your garden this Easter

Easter is coming, and nature is in full bloom. It’s an exciting time for avid gardeners, but can be equally as daunting for the more casual gardener. Regardless of whether your garden is prim and proper or a jungle of chaos, the long Easter weekend is the perfect time to make the most of your outdoor space. Toro, a global leader in turf care maintenance, has shared their top 10 tips on how you can make the most of your garden this Easter. 1. Plan With the lovely weather and new

growth, it’s tempting

to just get out and get stuck in. But if you are taking on a bigger piece of gardening work it’s always best to plan. Take a breather, put the kettle on, and build your plan of action. 2. Spring clean

Clear your garden of dead leaves, fallen branches and other debris with a rake or with the help of a leaf blower, such as the PowerPlex® Brushless Blower. Reserve any grass trimmings or other organic material for composting and

place in a sealed container like a spring bucket for later use. This is also a great time to tidy your shed and make sure your tools are in working order and set up for the long gardening season ahead. 3. Weeding Weed killers may not be for everyone but weeding by hand or using natural alternatives help keep patios, fl ower beds, borders and gravel paths neat and tidy. Tackling the problem early on reduces the occurrence of weeds later in the season. 4. Pest control

Check for signs of common garden pests on your plants and, if needed, take action to stop them spreading. Now is also a good time to spray the leaves of disease-prone plants with fungicide to control mildew, rust and blackspot. Insect netting can also be useful if you are trying to keep pests away from cabbages and other food crops. 5. Mowing When

mowing in spring,

always use a higher than normal cutting height and

never cut more than a third of the grass length at any one time. Cutting more than this will stress the grass and can make it more prone to disease and weeds. The Toro PoweReverse® mower has four handy heights of cut, making it easier than ever to maintain your lawn, any time of year.

6. Borders and edging If you’re dreaming of an impactful, tidy looking garden, focus on strimming your grass edges and borders. This will give your lawn defi nition, shape and it will instantly look tidier. The PowerPlex® String Trimmer/Edger is the perfect tool to make any edge or border look sharp with minimal effort. 7. Flowers

Once all the big jobs have been completed, it’s time to start giving some thought to one of the more decorative aspects of your garden – fl owers. From hardy annuals to beautiful wild fl owers, April is the perfect time to get them planted to ensure you have a beautifully blooming garden all summer


8. Fruit and vegetables Now that the last of the frost has gone, it’s also the time to sow your vegetables and fruits. Some plants taking well at this time of year include cabbages, lettuces, broad beans, courgettes, tomatoes and even strawberries! 9. Look after your wildlife Do the ecosystem a favour and look after the many creatures that help your garden live. Feed the birds and hedgehogs and above all, be good to

the bees. Plant bee-friendly fl owers and consider installing a bee nesting box. 10. Easter egg hunt! With your garden in


shape in time for Easter, there’s no better way to celebrate than letting the kids run wild in it. An Easter egg hunt, or a garden party with friends and family is the perfect way to bring everyone together in your lovely garden this Easter weekend. For more information please visit

Miners Pension Compensation

We are successfully claiming compensation for former Welsh miners who transferred out of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme.

Many Welsh miners were advised to transfer out of their British coal pension scheme to a private scheme which paid considerably less! This was bad advice and many retired miners or there widows have lost out.

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Wales Western Mail, South Wales Echo , South Wales Evening Post, Daily Post Wales, Pontypridd Observer, Gwent Gazette, Llanelli Star,

Carmarthen Journal, Caernarfon Herald, Holyhead, Bangor, Anglesey Mail, North Wales Weekly News, Merthyr Express, Glamorgan Gazette, Cynon Valley Leader, Wales on Sunday.

Did you transfer on the advice of any of the following:

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Mr C. a miner from MERTHYR TYDFIL was made redundant in the 1980’s. After the pits closed he was advised by an agent of the Prudential to transfer £9,296 from his mineworkers fund to them. We were able to show this was poor advice and they agreed a settlement of £87,649.

Example 3 - £105,000

Mr J. from NEWPORT was made redundant from the pits in the 1980’s. On the advice of a Prudential agent he transferred £5600 of his miners pension them. He lost out as a result and we secured compensation of £105,756.

If you transferred out of the British Coal Pension Scheme and would like a FREE REVIEW, please either call us on FREEPHONE:

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Please address to: Miners Pension Compensation Dept, Corries Solicitors Ltd, 11 Melroses Yard, Walmgate, York, YO1 9XF.

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Cardiff & South Wales Advertiser - Friday 19th April 2019 - 11 Example 2 - £48,000

Mr W. was a miner from ABERTILLY, he was advised by an independent financial advisor to transfer his miners pension to Scottish Life (now Royal London). We won compensation of £48,000 even though the financial advisors were no longer in business.

Example 4 - £198,000

Mr H. was a miner from PRESTATYN, in 1993 he was wrongly advised by an agent of Phoenix Life to transfer £21,000 from his miners pension to them. He was promised a better return which wasn’t true, he received compensation of £198,538.

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