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Serena's garden overlooked fields, so the rewilding helps the garden flow into the countryside beyond.

Discover the magic of a rewilded garden

A rewilded garden is good for biodiversity and good for you – because it’s low maintenance. Find out how simple it can be.

July 12th, 2024

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The effects of No Mow May on my lawn over nearly a year.

Should you do No Mow May? The pros and cons…

The basic idea of No Mow May is simple. Just don’t mow your lawn in May, which allows some wildflowers and weeds to bloom. This – along with longer grasses…

April 15th, 2024

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Leave the leaves!

Leave the leaves – the new, easy way to deal with autumn gardens

Make autumn gardening easier by finding out where you can leave the leaves! There’s often no need to spend hours raking or blowing them.

November 19th, 2023

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A small wildlife garden in a Victorian terrace

A small wildlife garden for towns and cities – and it’s really easy to maintain

This small wildlife garden is very pretty and easy to look after. Plus it attracts a wide range of wildlife. When the Rewilding Britain garden won Best in Show at…

June 25th, 2022

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5 easy wildlife garden tips – they’ll really make a difference

Easy wildlife garden tips – simple things you can do that will really make a difference – and your garden will look more beautiful, too

April 16th, 2022

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How to avoid wildflower meadow mistakes

Top meadow lawn mistakes – and how to avoid them

We’ve made a few meadow lawn mistakes. We tried to create two mini meadow lawn patches. Last year, we stopped mowing two squares of meadow lawn in our front garden….

January 29th, 2022

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Recycled greenhouse

3 very simple things you can do to create an eco friendly garden

How to create a more eco friendly garden. 3 easy, practical tips from Sally Nex, author of How to Garden The Low Carbon Way. They’ll save you time and money, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.

March 6th, 2021

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Bird boxes

Wildlife friendly garden tips

A wildlife friendly garden is an important part of sustainable living today. Urban gardens have a real part to play. I’ve been talking to Fern Alder, an award winning garden…

November 15th, 2020

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Planting for Butterflies

Why you need a butterfly garden – and how to plant it

Have you considered planting your borders as a ‘butterfly garden?’ We all know it’s important to support bees, because the decline in pollinating insects is potentially such a threat to…

June 28th, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living, Wildlife & eco

How to make comfrey or nettle tea for homemade fertilisers

5 homemade fertilisers that will make your garden grow

Here are five effective – but easy – homemade fertilisers for your garden from the organic Abbey Physic Community Garden in Faversham. Comfrey or nettle tea, made in a water butt Concentrated…

July 28th, 2019

Posted In: Gardening know how, Gardening on a budget, Grow-your-own, Wildlife & eco

Self-seeded alliums and euphorbia

Self-seeded vs weeds – can you achieve the magic balance?

Self-seeding plants are today’s top trend. They’re free and easy-care. But do you get more weeds if you allow plants to self-sow? Find out how to balance self-seeders vs weeds in your own gardening style.

June 23rd, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Wildlife & eco

Flowers for pollinators #sustainableliving #garden

How to create an easy sustainable garden

In 2022, a sustainable garden is increasingly important. We urban gardeners manage a substantial chunk of the outdoor space in any town or city. There are 30 million gardeners in…

April 19th, 2019

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