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Are gardening Black Friday deals worth it?

I hadn’t realised there were gardening Black Friday deals. I’ve been vaguely aware of Black Friday as a day when tech and gadgetry gets marked down. But I noticed that…

November 23rd, 2016

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Easy garden party ideas

Easy garden party ideas and inspiration

These are my best garden party ideas, collected over years of giving and going to garden parties. Start with coloured tablecloths and glasses. Arrange seasonal garden flowers in jam jars,…

August 7th, 2016

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Garden furniture styles for your garden

Garden furniture to love – 4 best looks

How do you choose garden furniture? Do you drift in to a garden centre and look for the offers? Or is your garden furniture an important part of your design?…

July 24th, 2016

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Garden supplies - kit that really works

The best gardening supplies – what you really need now

‘Gardening supplies’ is a funny term. It covers a whole category of extremely useful things that make gardening much easier. In the past, I used to muddle along with anything…

June 26th, 2016

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My 10 best gardening books

My 10 most useful and inspiring gardening books

Are gardening books dead? Can’t we get all the info we need free off the internet? The best gardening books are the ones you go back to again and again….

May 22nd, 2016

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How to save money and buy the best, by only buying the tools you really need.

7 essential garden tools to make your gardening life really easy

Invest in good quality versions of the 7 essential garden tools. Then build up more useful tools gradually as you find you need them. The 7 essential garden tools a…

January 24th, 2016

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Cookbooks for seasonal veg and fruit

The 5 best garden cookery books

You need garden cookery books if you grow your own vegetables or buy seasonal veg. They offer lots of easy, delicious recipes to make the most of your harvest or market…

September 20th, 2015

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