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A small wildlife garden for towns and cities – and it’s really easy to maintain

A small wildlife garden for towns and cities – and it’s really easy to maintain

June 25th, 2022 Posted In: Wildlife & eco


This small wildlife garden is very pretty and easy to look after. Plus it attracts a wide range of wildlife. When the Rewilding Britain garden won Best in Show at…

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How to make a pretty garden on a budget – ideas from BBC Gardeners World Live

If you want a pretty garden – on a budget – now is a brilliant time to find inspiration. The garden design ideas at BBC Gardeners World Live, currently on…

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June 16th, 2022

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Renovate roses in a neglected garden

Where do you start with a neglected garden?

When Natalie and Mike Newman first saw their house, they were attracted by the neglected garden almost more than the house itself. It was probably laid out in Victorian or…

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June 11th, 2022

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10 balcony garden ideas – create your perfect haven

10 things you need to know when creating a beautiful balcony garden. Practical tips and inspiration from award-winning balconies.

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June 4th, 2022

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11 ideas from RHS Chelsea 2022 that work beautifully in real gardens

Show gardens aren’t real gardens. You visit a show like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 to be inspired and uplifted. Or perhaps even to disagree about what does and…

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May 24th, 2022

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Early summer gardening checklist

Here is an early summer gardening checklist, followed by suggestions on how you can make this as easy as possible. Weed paths and borders Decide where you can tolerate weeds,…

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May 21st, 2022

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How to connect your indoor and outdoor space successfully

How to connect your indoor and outdoor space – use colour, materials and plants to create a seamless link between your house and garden

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May 15th, 2022

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Group pots to create a border

How to group pots – plus practical tips for fabulous container planting

How to group pots to create a beautiful ‘border’ – you can switch it round, take it with you and have maximum colour every season

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April 30th, 2022

Posted In: Garden style & living


Answers to spring gardening questions

Answers to the 5 top spring gardening questions

Here are answers to the 5 most common spring gardening questions. I prefer not to specify a month, because the trouble with ‘Gardening tips for April (or whatever month)’ is…

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April 24th, 2022

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5 easy wildlife garden tips – they’ll really make a difference

Easy wildlife garden tips – simple things you can do that will really make a difference – and your garden will look more beautiful, too

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April 16th, 2022

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Naturalistic planting in a Michael McCoy garden

Naturalistic planting design – how to get it right in your garden

Naturalistic planting design is based on choosing plants that grow well in your area, then repeating them to create a natural rhythm. Because the plants grow easily, it’s low maintenance…

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April 9th, 2022

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Cottage garden mashup – how to adapt English cottage style to your own garden

A cottage garden mashup means taking the elements of English cottage garden style and mixing it with your own local plants to create a garden that’s unique to you. I…

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April 2nd, 2022

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5 top perennials you may not have thought of

When I was asked to name 5 top perennials by Rachel of the YouTube channel Gardening at Douenza, I decided they must be long-flowering and easy to grow. I decided…

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March 24th, 2022

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