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17 top garden ideas and designs from BBC Gardeners World Live 20247

17 top garden ideas and designs from BBC Gardeners World Live 20247

June 13th, 2024 Posted In: Garden trends & design


Top garden ideas, trends and inspiration from BBC Gardeners World Live 2024…logs, corten steel, edimentals, coloured furniture and ponds!

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Recycled garden ideas from RHS Chelsea 2024 – plus tips on how to find the bargains!

The best recycled garden ideas from the show gardens at RHS Chelsea plus how to achieve a sustainable, vintage effect in your own garden.

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May 24th, 2024

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8 inspiring ideas for your garden from the RHS Chelsea 2024

Inspiring ideas for your garden from RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. New trends, upcycling, seating, paths and more…

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May 20th, 2024

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May 10th, 2024

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23 stunning ground cover plants to create a tapestry of colour in difficult-to-plant areas

How to turn difficult areas of bare earth into a tapestry of colour and texture with easy-grow ground cover plants. Expert Tim Ingram’s tips.

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May 4th, 2024

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The basic idea of No Mow May is simple. Just don’t mow your lawn in May, which allows some wildflowers and weeds to bloom. This – along with longer grasses…

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April 15th, 2024

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Paul Bangay – garden design inspiration and a new book

Paul Bangay is a top international garden designer, and has designed gardens all over the world. And he has described his own garden, Stonefields, as being the sum of all…

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March 30th, 2024

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Sloping garden solutions – the real truth about gardening successfully on a slope

You don’t have to buy special plants if you have a sloping garden. With these tips, you can create beautiful borders on any kind of slope.

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March 9th, 2024

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Best shady garden ideas

Shade gardening – how to choose perfect shady garden plants

You need to know what sort of shade you have before you buy plants for a shady garden. Here are the tips and plants to transform your plot.

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March 1st, 2024

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A modern twist on an old favourite - easy cottage garden plants planted in contemporary 'drifts'

Contemporary cottage garden style – the power of the 70/30 rule

How to achieve the prettiest contemporary cottage garden style – and why the 70/30 rule will make your planting so much more successful.

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February 24th, 2024

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10 simple ideas for neglected or difficult garden areas

Simple ideas for revamping a neglected or difficult garden area – look at your garden in a different way and re-use what you already have

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January 26th, 2024

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A pergola for the centre of the garden

10 beautiful garden ideas for different parts of the garden

Beautiful garden ideas for different parts of the garden – find out what to do close to the house or in the middle of the garden

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January 13th, 2024

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Silver birches need careful pruning - don't cut too much off

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When you prune your trees, it’s important to know which ones can be reduced in height and how – or you could end up with even bigger trees!

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