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Keep dahlias free of earwigs, slugs and snails without chemicals

Keep dahlias free of earwigs, slugs and snails without chemicals

September 18th, 2021 Posted In: Gardening know how


How to prevent slugs, snails and earwigs from destroying your dahlias without using chemicals. These ways are easier too.

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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

Posted In: Gardening know how


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

Posted In: Garden trends & design


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


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…

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May 1st, 2021

Posted In: Garden style & living, Gardening know how


Osmanthus delavayi

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….

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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….

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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…

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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…

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March 27th, 2021

Posted In: Gardening know how, Grow-your-own


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.

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March 20th, 2021

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10 practical and beautiful outdoor seating ideas

Outdoor seating ideas for your garden – how to incorporate attractive garden seating into your design, including DIY and recycled ideas.

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March 13th, 2021

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden trends & design