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if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre

Can you buy plants online?

Can you buy plants online?

April 2nd, 2020 Posted In: Gardening know how


How to buy plants online from small specialist nurseries, online-only plant stores or local nursery garden centres which deliver or do mail order.

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Sunny spot for veg

Growing veg – the 8 mistakes you can easily avoid

I am officially no good at growing veg. So I’m not going to tell you how to grow any individual vegetable – there are lots of other excellent bloggers and…

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March 29th, 2020

Posted In: Grow-your-own


Where to plant spring bulbs + spring garden tour

Tips from Doddington Place Gardens on where to plant spring bulbs, how to choose your spring bulbs and what to do after they’ve flowered.

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March 22nd, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Tamsin Westhorpe of Stockton Bury Gardens

What is a modern country gardener?

Tamsin Westhorpe, author of Diary of a Modern Country Gardener, talks about how garden visiting and garden tools have changed for the better

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March 15th, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living


bright yellow crocosmia from Hardys Plants.

2020 garden trends from the Garden Press Event

Discover the 2020 garden trends to make your garden more beautiful, easier to look after or more sustainable. Tips from experts at the Garden Press Event.

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March 8th, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Tree Fern planted in the 1880s

What you need to know about tree ferns for a cool climate

How to choose tree ferns for a cool climate, where and how to plant them in your garden, how to water tree ferns, prune them and look after them in winter.

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March 1st, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


Veg patch surrounded by roses.

Garden inspiration from a medium sized garden

This is the second of two posts on inspiration from a medium sized garden. The first post was about a garden designed by the late Grant Saltmarsh, updated for the…

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February 23rd, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design


Close up of dry garden planting

8 beautiful and unusual medium sized garden ideas

These are my favourite medium sized garden ideas from two private gardens I’ve just visited. Middle-sized gardens are often referred to as a ‘small gardens’ because ‘proper gardens’ are usually…

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February 16th, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Mixed herbaceous border on a slope

How to plant on a slope

Maybe your whole garden is sloping? O perhaps you just have to plant on a slope in one border? Either way, it can be frustrating. I only have the tiniest…

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February 9th, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


Contemporary metal gate.

How to choose a garden gate

What to think about when you’re looking for a new garden gate. How to choose a gate or have it tailored made for you. Plus garden gate ideas.

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January 26th, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Use easy topiary shapes as punctuation points

How to use easy topiary shapes in stylish ways

Easy topiary might seem like a contradiction in terms. Many of the great topiary gardens have lots of wonderful elaborate shapes that have taken years to grow. We amateur gardeners…

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January 19th, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Conifers in the Lime Cross Nurseries garden

How conifers can transform your year-round garden

Conifers have had a bad reputation in the past. When Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter told a group of Garden Media Guild journalists that he planned to use more conifers…

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January 12th, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Front path with trees

Low maintenance front garden ideas – the myths and the truth

A good low maintenance front garden will lift your heart every time you open your front door. It’ll cheer up the neighbourhood, too – your front garden is part of…

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January 4th, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how