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if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre

Why your soil is the key to a beautiful garden

Why your soil is the key to a beautiful garden

November 27th, 2021 Posted In: Gardening know how


I started thinking about garden soil recently when a friend complained to me about her gardener. She’d just had a large bundle of bare root roses delivered. So she asked her…

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Claus Dalby

Claus Dalby on how to create a wonderful display with dahlias in pots

Gardener, photographer and author Claus Dalby has a display of dahlias in  pots that look like a glorious herbaceous border. There must be several hundred pots massed together, with both…

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August 7th, 2021

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how


Don't centre the garden

5 top garden design tips – and how to avoid two common mistakes!

Garden design tips to transform your outdoor space. Plus avoid the two common garden layout mistakes that most amateurs make!

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July 31st, 2021

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Bench

How to create a beautiful and unusual garden with a sense of place

I’ve just visited a garden with a superb sense of place. But what is ‘sense of place’ in a garden? And how can it direct the design of your garden?…

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July 17th, 2021

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Mixed pavers and boards

12 very attractive contemporary garden ideas from RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival

One of the main reasons for visiting a show like the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is to discover the best contemporary garden ideas. They don’t have to be…

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July 10th, 2021

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Geranium psilostenum

6 favourite perennial flowers that bloom all summer

If you can plant perennial flowers that bloom all summer, you’ll always have a beautiful border. Of course, we all want what Tom Brown of West Dean Gardens calls ‘the…

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July 3rd, 2021

Posted In: Gardening know how


flower border in august

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…

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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.

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June 12th, 2021

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Iris sibirica

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…

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June 5th, 2021

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Lupins Band of Nobles series

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…

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May 29th, 2021

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Ruby flowered broom

10 low maintenance plants for an instant – but long-lasting – garden

I’ve been finding out about the ultimate low maintenance plants for an instant – yet long-lasting garden. And holiday homes really need easy-care gardens, because there’s so little time when…

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May 22nd, 2021

Posted In: Garden trends & design


How to create a beautiful and welcoming front garden

What to consider when creating a beautiful front garden – the architecture of your home, your gate, your colour scheme and low maintenance!

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May 15th, 2021

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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…

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May 8th, 2021

Posted In: Garden trends & design