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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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Transform your garden with simple DIY tips and easy grow plants

Transform your garden – easy garden design tips and budget ideas

Transform your garden with these easy DIY tips and creative ideas. From a bare yard to a flower-filled space – all on a budget!

May 6th, 2023

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Garden style ideas to inspire you

Garden style ideas – find the one that’s perfect for you

If you’re planning or re-vamping a garden, then start with a list of garden style ideas. A good garden style can often be summed up in one word. Or it…

April 22nd, 2023

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Garden border on a budget - showing how much each tip will save

How you make a garden border on a budget – 7 really effective strategies

I’ve been researching tips for creating a garden border on a budget. But to create an effective budget-beating strategy – and a beautiful flower border – you need to know…

April 15th, 2023

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Elements of garden structure

Garden structure – the surprising reason why some borders look brilliant and others don’t

Garden structure means the permanent elements of your garden, and how they relate to each other. It’s the paths, pots, walls, fences, arches, arbours and pergolas. It’s the trees and…

March 5th, 2023

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Encourage wildlife by planting lots of flowers

Gardening for biodiversity – why changing the rules is good news for garden lovers!

Gardening for biodiversity means gardening with nature rather than trying to control it. And it’s caused a revolution in our gardening rules. Firstly, it means less work for you. A…

February 24th, 2023

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8 tips for the best garden design advice

This year’s best garden design advice from experts…

What’s been your best garden design advice this year? On the Middlesized Garden YouTube channel and blog, I talk to many wonderfully different gardening experts. Most work professionally in the…

December 3rd, 2022

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Beautiful Borders Planning Checklist

Revamp a border – 11 tips on how to turn scrappy into sensational

Spring and autumn are the best times to completely revamp a border. So I’m going to renovate the main herbaceous border in my garden. It’s where I focus all the…

October 29th, 2022

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Use fallen trees or stumps as sculpture

The rock garden is back – and it’s drought tolerant and low maintenance

How to plan a rock garden, with tips on how to choose the right rocks and ideas to make your rockery drought tolerant and low maintenance.

August 27th, 2022

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Recycle furniture for a pretty garden

How to make a pretty garden on a budget – ideas from BBC Gardeners World Live

If you want a pretty garden – on a budget – now is a brilliant time to find inspiration. The garden design ideas at BBC Gardeners World Live, currently on…

June 16th, 2022

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Renovate roses in a neglected garden

Where do you start with a neglected garden?

When Natalie and Mike Newman first saw their house, they were attracted by the neglected garden almost more than the house itself. It was probably laid out in Victorian or…

June 11th, 2022

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Use colour to create impact in a small space

10 balcony garden ideas – create your perfect haven

10 things you need to know when creating a beautiful balcony garden. Practical tips and inspiration from award-winning balconies.

June 4th, 2022

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