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Daffodils – the star of the show or the Cinderella of the garden?

Daffodils – the star of the show or the Cinderella of the garden?

April 3rd, 2021 Posted In: Gardening know how


Do we take daffodils for granted? My Twitter feed is packed with people posting images of snowdrops in February. They’re beautiful. Snowdrops are so sweet and innocent – the first…

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How to save money on your gardening

Where should you save money on your gardening and when should you spend? Gardening isn’t an expensive hobby, but everything we do costs something. None of us want to waste…

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March 27th, 2021

Posted In: Gardening on a budget


The basics of gardening

What are the basics of gardening that everyone needs to know?

The basics of gardening in an easy-to-understand list – find out what you need to know to create a beautiful garden that’s right for you.

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March 20th, 2021

Posted In: Gardening know how


10 practical and beautiful outdoor seating ideas

Outdoor seating ideas for your garden – how to incorporate attractive garden seating into your design, including DIY and recycled ideas.

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March 13th, 2021

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden trends & design


Recycled greenhouse

3 very simple things you can do to create an eco friendly garden

How to create a more eco friendly garden. 3 easy, practical tips from Sally Nex, author of How to Garden The Low Carbon Way. They’ll save you time and money, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.

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March 6th, 2021

Posted In: Wildlife & eco


Bronze weeding tool

My favourite garden tools and products for 2021

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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February 27th, 2021

Posted In: Gardening know how


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

Posted In: Gardening know how


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

Posted In: Gardening know how


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

Posted In: Gardening know how


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