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10 garden planting ideas for small gardens

10 garden planting ideas for small gardens

August 18th, 2019 Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how, Town gardens


Border planting ideas for small gardens. What works well in a limited space and why it’s often different for larger gardens. How to choose and combine plants to make your garden gorgeous.

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The garden in three zones, divided by planting

The secrets of contemporary garden design (on the cheap!)

Garden designer Jane Beedle has turned her own muddy back yard into a stylish, colourful contemporary garden in just four months. All on a tight budget. You may know her…

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August 11th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Town gardens


Plants that spread include day lilies

Plants that spread – the key to easy, successful gardening

Plants that spread can save you so much time and money. And they’re the plants that create colour in my garden from July to the first frosts. My top 10…

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August 4th, 2019

Posted In: Gardening know how, Gardening on a budget


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…

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July 28th, 2019

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


Old stone steps at Gravetye Manor

What you need to know about garden steps

How high your garden steps should be, how deep, which materials to choose and garden step ideas from traditional and contemporary gardens.

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July 21st, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Town gardens


Garden sculpture by Chihuly at Kew Gardens

Arit Anderson on how to find garden design inspiration

Garden designer and BBC presenter Arit Anderson on how to find garden design inspiration from everything around you – from great gardens like Kew to global issues and trends in fashion,

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July 14th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design


The Cancer Research Garden designed as a circular garden

Curved gardens are back in a big way

Curved garden designs can make your garden feel more private or seem bigger. Discover ideas for curved garden paths, borders and arches from the show gardens at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.

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July 7th, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design


Our best gazebo choice...

How to buy the best gazebo for your garden

What to look for in a pop-up gazebo, and how to pick the best gazebo for your garden. Plus how to decide whether to pay more or buy the budget version.

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June 30th, 2019

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden style & living, Shop


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.

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June 23rd, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Wildlife & eco


Grasses and reclaimed industrial materials in the High Line garden

13 beautiful ideas for your garden from BBC Gardeners World Live 2019

I’ve seen a number of really pretty ideas for your garden at BBC Gardeners World Live 2019. What about trying naturalistic, all-green or cottage garden planting schemes? Do you fancy…

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June 16th, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living


Summer garden colour tips #garden #gardenideas

How friends and lovers improve your summer garden colour

Summer garden colour from artist Liz Bradley’s English country garden. Plus how Chagall’s ‘friends and lovers’ colour theory helps you choose colours for your own garden.

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June 9th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design


White wisteria arch at Gravetye Manor

Is Gravetye Manor the perfect English garden?

Is it possible to have a perfect ‘English garden?’ After all, wildness and imperfection is at the heart of the English garden concept. Gardens are like children. They’re each special…

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June 2nd, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design


6 inspiring city garden ideas from London

A city garden is a breath of fresh air in a crowded environment. You can create a patch of green can be created in the most surprising places. I visited three…

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May 26th, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Grow-your-own