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Climbers in pots in a rented garden

Rented garden ideas – create a beautiful garden in pots!

If you have a rented garden or can’t afford to change your landscaping, then you can create a real garden in pots. When you move, you can take the pots…

July 23rd, 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

April 30th, 2022

Posted In: Container gardening, Garden style & living

Window box with cornus, festuca glauca

12 top plants for a brilliant winter container garden display

A winter container garden display can give the garden such a lift. You can enjoy winter pots in the front garden every time you come home. And just a few…

December 11th, 2021

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Claus Dalby

Claus Dalby on how to create a wonderful display with dahlias in pots

Gardener, photographer and author Claus Dalby has a display of dahlias in  pots that look like a glorious herbaceous border. There must be several hundred pots massed together, with both…

August 7th, 2021

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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…

November 29th, 2020

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5 ways to use garden planters (plus potscaping tips)

As I was photographing Diane and Robbie Perry’s garden in Kent, I admired the way they use garden planters to add punctuation and colour. They’ve used garden pots in five…

September 20th, 2020

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How to plant a winter window box

Garden designer Jane Beedle’s top winter window box tips, including how to choose window box plants and how to plant a window box in winter.

December 1st, 2019

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Variegated evergreen yucca in a pot

10 easy care evergreen pots for year round impact

Easy-care evergreen pots to add interest and structure to your garden all year round. 10+ plant choices for evergreen trees, shrubs and grasses for pots.

October 6th, 2019

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How to root prune your plants in pots – and why it matters

  ‘Give it a root prune every two or three years.’ I was given this advice when I bought my beloved topiary spiral. It is the most significant plant in…

March 24th, 2019

Posted In: Container gardening, Gardening know how

Inspiring indoor garden pot and planter ideas

It can be difficult to find the right indoor garden pot for your newly fashionable house plant. The chain stores, such as B&Q and Ikea, do a good line in…

February 17th, 2018

Posted In: Container gardening, Garden trends & design

1970s houseplants - aspidistra and spider plant

Join the 1970s house plants revolution

In the 1970s house plants were as essential as having a coffee mug, a Habitat plate and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon album. None of us even thought…

November 5th, 2017

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Me and my terrarium.

How to make a terrarium that won’t die in 6 weeks

The terrarium is back in fashion. You probably last saw one in the 1970s, gathering dust in Great-aunt Agatha’s musty Victorian interior. Now you might expect to find them in…

September 24th, 2017

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