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How to tweak your summer flower colour to perfection

Midsummer is a good time to tweak your flower colour. The extra steps you take now will keep your border looking good throughout the summer and into autumn. You put…

June 26th, 2021

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Beautiful borders

How to create stunning garden borders – 12 essential tips

Expert tips for planning and planting beautiful garden borders from award-winning head gardener Tom Brown of West Dean Gardens.

June 12th, 2021

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Early summer garden tips

One of the odd things about early summer is that I always have to start thinking about what I should take out of my garden rather than what I need…

June 5th, 2021

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Perennials made simple – how to choose and grow the best plants for your borders

Perennials are the main flowering element of a successful mixed border. So I went to one of the UK’s premier perennial plant nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, to talk to…

May 29th, 2021

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Spring garden path and bulbs

Feeling overwhelmed by your garden? 11 easy, practical solutions

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your garden, especially in late spring when plants and weeds are bursting into growth. The gardening to-do list at this time of year can…

May 1st, 2021

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How to choose plants for shade – for year round garden success

If you’re buying plants for shade, firstly think about what kind of shade you have in your garden. At least half your garden – wherever you live – is shady….

April 24th, 2021

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How to grow tulips

How to plant and grow tulips for a stunning display

If you want to knock everyone’s socks off in spring, then you have to grow tulips. Tulips can do everything from exquisite good taste to a riot of carnival colours….

April 17th, 2021

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Daffodils with different cup and trumpet sizes

Daffodils – the star of the show or the Cinderella of the garden?

Do we take daffodils for granted? My Twitter feed is packed with people posting images of snowdrops in February. They’re beautiful. Snowdrops are so sweet and innocent – the first…

April 3rd, 2021

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How to save money on your gardening

Where should you save money on your gardening and when should you spend? Gardening isn’t an expensive hobby, but everything we do costs something. None of us want to waste…

March 27th, 2021

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The basics of gardening

What are the basics of gardening that everyone needs to know?

The basics of gardening in an easy-to-understand list – find out what you need to know to create a beautiful garden that’s right for you.

March 20th, 2021

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Bronze weeding tool

My favourite garden tools and products for 2021

The right garden tools and products make gardening so much easier and more comfortable. We’ve suffered from gloves that don’t fit, garden forks that bend under the slightest pressure, secateurs…

February 27th, 2021

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The really simple guide to making your own garden compost

Making your own garden compost is really easy. And it’s fabulously good for your garden plants. Professional gardeners call it ‘garden gold.’ Plus it will save you taking garden clippings…

February 20th, 2021

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