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Romantic garden ideas

How to create an irresistibly romantic garden….

What is a romantic garden? Everyone will have their own definition. So with Valentine’s Day looming up, I’ve picked out ten ‘romantic garden’ ideas. Just a little bit wild… A…

February 12th, 2017

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Jewel pinks and purples for gorgeous Christmas table decorations

How to revive your Christmas table decorations with pink

Can I tempt you with pink Christmas table decorations? We’ve come in from the garden this week (having cut armfuls of ivy, eucalyptus and birch twigs). And it’s time to…

December 18th, 2016

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Make a beautiful twig wreath - quick, easy and free

How to make a beautiful Christmas twig wreath from tree trimmings

A Christmas twig wreath is easy, quick and stylish. And it’s free, if you use your garden trimmings. Now is a good time to prune many trees, shrubs and climbers….

December 11th, 2016

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Garden Christmas decorations

Christmas garden decorations – how to be festive and wildlife-friendly

Christmas garden decorations. Do you love them, or do you worry about light pollution? Decorating your garden at Christmas is a trend that has crept over from the US. When…

December 4th, 2016

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Shelves made of old ladders and scaffolding boards

How to work a Christmas theme with just a few tweaks

What’s your ‘Christmas theme’ this year? Are you just a little bored with your usual Christmas decorations? If you pick a Christmas theme, you don’t have to buy a whole…

November 20th, 2016

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Easy garden party ideas

Easy garden party ideas and inspiration

These are my best garden party ideas, collected over years of giving and going to garden parties. Start with coloured tablecloths and glasses. Arrange seasonal garden flowers in jam jars,…

August 7th, 2016

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What your festive door wreath says about you…

A festive door wreath is now a major style decision. Should you have a Christmas wreath that’s artistic, traditional, Nordic, minimalist or creative? Lights? Fruit? Chillies? Biscuits? Make or buy?…

December 13th, 2015

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Vintage & handmade gift ideas

The very best garden gifts for under £25 – or make your own!

If your friends or family love gardening, garden-y Christmas presents are perfect because things wear out (gloves, etc) or get lost (tools etc). But nothing’s worse than gifts that don’t…

November 29th, 2015

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Colorful fall decorations from the garden and park

How to create simple & stylish autumn decorations from the garden

Autumn decorations are vibrant, welcoming and easy to create. Find them for free in your own garden. Top 10 autumn decorating plants from the garden Squashes, gourds and pumpkins –…

October 24th, 2015

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