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Mix pavers, bricks and gravel to make a patchwork path.

10 top ‘real garden’ trends from RHS Hampton Court 2024

10 top trends from RHS Hampton Court 2024 that will look good in real gardens. Upcycling, raised beds, adding colour and more.

July 2nd, 2024

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Welcome to the Abbey Physic Garden.

Growing flowers and vegetables together – discover the new trend for edimentals

How to forage in your own garden – grow edimentals, which are ornamental plants you can eat, such as dahlias, beans, hostas and more.

June 29th, 2024

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Rose garden ideas from the Peter Beales Classic Roses garden.

Rose garden ideas – how to choose a rose for an obelisk, arch, fence or pergola

Create a dreamy rose garden or add rose beauty to your garden or backyard by choosing the right roses for obelisks, arches, arbors and more

June 22nd, 2024

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

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

June 13th, 2024

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RHS Chelsea 2024

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…

May 20th, 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

January 13th, 2024

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Great Dixter - a garden that looks good and supports wildlife.

7 lessons from Great Dixter, a garden that supports wildlife and looks gorgeous

You don’t need a ‘wild-looking’ garden to support wildlife. Brilliant, beautiful Great Dixter Garden shows that variety is the key.

October 28th, 2023

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Essential border maintenance for spring and autumn

Brilliant border maintenance – what to do now for next summer’s success

Garden border maintenance in both autumn and spring is mainly about the plants. Summer and early autumn is for dead-heading. Weeding goes on all year round if you have a…

October 14th, 2023

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Small garden folly ideas

Garden ruins and follies add more to your garden than you think!

Garden ruins and follies are ornamental – but they can also be focal points, divide up space, create a micro-climate for plants and more

September 10th, 2023

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Cottage garden plants - scabious, echinacea, sanguisorba and hollyhocks.

Rustic cottage garden ideas – 7 tips for creating a stunning garden on a shoestring budget

How to create a rustic cottage garden haven in an empty strip of lawn or field, with budget tips and recycling cottagecore inspiration

August 19th, 2023

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Shallow wide garden design

How to turn a wide shallow backyard into the perfect garden

How to divide up a wide shallow backyard or garden – turn it into a beautiful outdoor space with just a few clever tips.

July 15th, 2023

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The Wildlife Trust's Renters Retreat designed by Zoe Claymore.

6 trending ideas for your garden from RHS Hampton Court 2023

RHS Hampton Court 2023 is short for The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. But that sounds far too grand. ‘Hampton Court’ is the Chelsea Flower Show’s much loved younger…

July 3rd, 2023

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