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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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The Sub Aqua garden by Joshua Fenton

The 10 best ideas for your garden from BBC Gardeners World Live 2023

Here’s the pick of the best ideas for your garden from BBC Gardeners World Live 2023. Of course, we can never reproduce show garden perfection in our own gardens, but…

June 16th, 2023

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Container pond in an agricultural water trough

How to create a beautiful container pond to attract wildlife

You can make a container pond out of anything that will hold water. But some materials are better than others. That includes stone, metal, some ceramics and fibreglass. Many people…

June 10th, 2023

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Use tree stumps as garden sculpture

Transform a shady corner of your garden with a stunning stumpery

A stumpery is an area of the garden with tree stumps and logs arranged as decoration. If you’ve got a mature tree with big roots and you can’t plant anything…

June 3rd, 2023

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Soft fence colours in Sarah Price's garden in RHS Chelsea 2023

7 ideas from RHS Chelsea 2023 that will really work in your garden

Here are the best ideas for your garden from this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (known as RHS Chelsea 2023). Not all show garden ideas translate into real garden design,…

May 23rd, 2023

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