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My favourite garden tools and products for 2021

My favourite garden tools and products for 2021

February 27th, 2021 Posted In: Gardening know how


The right garden tools and products make gardening so much easier and more comfortable. We’ve suffered from gloves that don’t fit, garden forks that bend under the slightest pressure, secateurs…

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The really simple guide to making your own garden compost

Making your own garden compost is really easy. And it’s fabulously good for your garden plants. Professional gardeners call it ‘garden gold.’ Plus it will save you taking garden clippings…

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February 20th, 2021

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Should you mow the grass in winter?

Sensible answers to the top ‘is it too late to’ gardening questions

When is it too late to prune fruit trees, mow the lawn, plant spring bulbs and trim lavender? Find out the answer from experts.

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February 12th, 2021

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How to choose a garden style – 12 beautiful garden design ideas

How to pick the right garden style for your garden. Choose from the top 12 garden design ideas to find the one that’s right for your garden.

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February 7th, 2021

Posted In: Garden trends & design


5 top garden tips for guaranteed gardening success…

The 5 top garden tips you need to know, whatever your climate. Whether you’re new to gardening or just want some inspiration, these will help you!

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January 30th, 2021

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Gazebo for a garden corner

10 shady garden corner ideas to love – and two to avoid!

How to make a shady garden corner work for your garden. Find out the pros and cons of using the space for a shed, greenhouse, pergola or more.

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January 24th, 2021

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Online garden talks

Online garden talks – the new way to enjoy gardening

Online garden talks are an enjoyable and informative way to discover the expertise of top gardening experts. And you can ask questions. They are the 21st century gardening club experience,…

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January 13th, 2021

Posted In: Garden style & living


Hebes and euphorbia with bulbs

How to plan a truly successful flower border

The start of the year is a good time to plan a flower border. So I’ve asked three brilliant garden designers – Lee Burkill of Garden Ninja, Jack Wallington and…

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January 10th, 2021

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Christmas table decorations

Christmas table decorations from the garden – quick, easy & thrifty

I’ve just been doing two Christmas table decorations with garden designer and baking star Jane Beedle. Created from foraged seed heads and garden greenery, they each took less than ten…

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December 6th, 2020

Posted In: Decorations/parties


Winter pots – really useful tips!

Did you know that planting winter pots is a little different from planting summer pots? And that’s not just because the plants need to be winter-hardy. So I went to…

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November 29th, 2020

Posted In: Container gardening


Gardening books for Christmas

Gardening gifts for Christmas 2020 for around £30 or less

Christmas 2020 has two strong themes. One is online shopping and the other is supporting local businesses. And this is also a year when many people have taken up gardening….

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November 22nd, 2020

Posted In: Decorations/parties


Bird boxes

Wildlife friendly garden tips

A wildlife friendly garden is an important part of sustainable living today. Urban gardens have a real part to play. I’ve been talking to Fern Alder, an award winning garden…

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November 15th, 2020

Posted In: Wildlife & eco


Colourful cornus

Six top shrubs for late season colour

Six easy-to-grow and brilliantly beautiful shrubs for late season colour, recommended by head gardener Tom Coward of Gravetye Manor Hotel.

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November 1st, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how