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How to create an easy sustainable garden

How to create an easy sustainable garden

April 19th, 2019 Posted In: Garden style & living, Gardening know how, Wildlife & eco


A sustainable garden is increasingly important. We urban gardeners manage a substantial chunk of the outdoor space in any town or city. So what we do impacts our air quality,…

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Heston Blumenthal on how to barbecue for a crowd

I recently asked Heston Blumenthal for his top tips on how to barbecue for a party. And although it was only a short conversation, he certainly turned my ideas on…

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April 14th, 2019

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden style & living


7 water saving garden tips

7 easy, effective water saving garden tips

Why do you need water saving garden tips? You probably have rain drumming down on your roof at this very moment. However, we use 30-60% of our household water in…

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April 7th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how


Find the right podcast for your plant passion

Why garden podcasts are the hot new trend…

How to find the garden podcast for your plant passion – with top podcasters The SodShow and On The Ledge, plus the hot new The Plant Based Podcast.

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March 30th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Writing & blogging help


How to root prune your plants in pots – and why it matters

‘Give it a root prune every two or three years.’ I was given this advice when I bought my beloved topiary spiral. It is the most significant plant in my…

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March 24th, 2019

Posted In: Container gardening, Gardening know how


Garden photography tips for technophobes. #gardens #gardenphotography

How to improve your garden photography even if you hate tech…

Garden photography and video is now important to almost any garden lover. If you’re on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, or you have a blog or a garden-related business, then the…

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March 17th, 2019

Posted In: Writing & blogging help


Stone or brick garden ponds for contemporary gardens

11 ideas from the best garden ponds I’ve seen

I’ve seen some beautiful garden ponds in both public and private gardens over the past few years. A garden pond is more than just ornamental – it’s key to sustaining…

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March 10th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Combine blue foliage and white stone sculpture #gardendesign

7 garden design ideas from four private gardens

Here are garden design ideas from four really beautiful private gardens, none of which are ever open to the public. They are in Southern Australia, an hour or so from…

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March 3rd, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design


How to choose and grow cannas

Everything you need to know about growing cannas

Cannas are one of the most tropical-looking plants. They tap into today’s trend towards exotic gardens. But they can be grown in quite temperate climates. I asked Stephen Ryan, Australian…

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February 24th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how, Town gardens


Annual weeds

An easy tip for weeding without chemicals

This is a very simple, effective way of weeding without chemicals (and almost without effort). It comes from the Abbey Physic Garden in Faversham. The Abbey Physic garden is a…

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February 17th, 2019

Posted In: Gardening know how, Wildlife & eco


Where is the best place for the vegetable garden?

‘I’d like to know more about where you put your vegetable garden, and the utilitarian areas.’ This was a comment on the Middlesized Garden YouTube channel, after my January garden…

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February 10th, 2019

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


How to prevent knee and back pain from gardening

How to prevent knee or back pain from gardening

Knee or back pain from gardening is probably the most frustrating thing in a garden-lover’s life. You’re longing to get out there – but as soon as you get stuck…

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February 3rd, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living, Gardening know how


Choosing a brick path

Garden path materials – the good, the bad and the beautiful

Garden path materials are usually a big investment, so it may be tempting to go for something cheap. But a beautiful garden path will make such a difference to your…

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January 27th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how