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Day lilies are edible.

What you need to know about edible flowers

Edible flowers have been one of the surprise successes of the last few years. However, many of us are suspicious of the idea of eating flowers, but they do look…

May 8th, 2021

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10 practical and beautiful outdoor seating ideas

Outdoor seating ideas for your garden – how to incorporate attractive garden seating into your design, including DIY and recycled ideas.

March 13th, 2021

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How to choose a garden style – 12 beautiful garden design ideas

How to pick the right garden style for your garden. Choose from the top 12 garden design ideas to find the one that’s right for your garden.

February 7th, 2021

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Gazebo for a garden corner

10 shady garden corner ideas to love – and two to avoid!

How to make a shady garden corner work for your garden. Find out the pros and cons of using the space for a shed, greenhouse, pergola or more.

January 24th, 2021

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Hebes and euphorbia with bulbs

How to plan a truly successful flower border

The start of the year is a good time to plan a flower border. So I’ve asked three brilliant garden designers – Lee Burkill of Garden Ninja, Jack Wallington and…

January 10th, 2021

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Alternatives to box for simple topiary

The three best alternatives to box for simple topiary

There are only a few good alternatives to box (English boxwood or Buxus sempervirens) for topiary. But I have just visited a delightful private garden in Kent which shows off…

October 18th, 2020

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Parasols garden sculpture by Richard Cresswell

Where to place sculpture and garden ornaments

Garden ornaments – garden art, sculpture and decorations – can lift your garden to a whole new level. They make your garden look good in all seasons, particularly in winter….

October 4th, 2020

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Beth Chatto gardens

How do you make a dry garden?

The UK’s most famous dry garden is at the Beth Chatto gardens in Essex. So I visited to talk to head gardener, Asa Gregers-Warg, about how to make a dry…

August 9th, 2020

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How to make a herbaceous border look amazing

A herbaceous border is at the heart of most grand gardens. In theory, if you want your borders to look continuously beautiful from May to October, you need skill, space…

August 2nd, 2020

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Shed storage for narrow gardens

North facing garden tips – how to make the most of your space

I’ve just visited a narrow north facing garden with some charming thin garden ideas and a wildlife friendly focus. It’s also on a slope – so the garden conditions could…

July 26th, 2020

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Sue Oriel's cottage garden

What is cottage garden style? And how to achieve it…

Cottage garden style means a colourful mix of flowers, packed in together with herbs and edibles. It is relaxed and pretty – but are there secrets or rules you need…

June 14th, 2020

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How to increase your garden privacy

3 top garden privacy tips – how to make your garden look and feel more private!

April 12th, 2020

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