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

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

June 23rd, 2019 Posted In: Garden trends & design, Wildlife & eco


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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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


Small garden design inspiration from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

There is so much excellent small garden design inspiration at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Double decker gardens – make your garden twice as big by having two levels….

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May 21st, 2019

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


Historic open gardens in Faversham at the end of June

Discover fascinating open gardens in three historic places

Visit annual group open gardens in three extraordinarily historic places. Discover the fascinating Medieval market town of Faversham and the ancient fishing village of Whitstable. And step behind the private walls of Canterbury Cathedral, one of the world’s great monuments.

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May 12th, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living


Plan your finances to change to a gardening career

How to change your life with a gardening career

Celebrate Garden Day by thinking about changing your career. Garden designer and TV presenter Arit Anderson’s top tips for changing your career to one that you’ll love.

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May 6th, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living


Plant trends 2019 - trees for small gardens

The top plant trends for your garden this year

How to choose the best plants for your garden in 2019 – the Middlesized Garden talks about plant trends with Hortus Loci, who supply more plants for RHS Chelsea Flower Show show gardens than any other grower. Find out why shrubs and grow-your-own are back and whether ‘naturalistic’ planting is still the designers’ choice.

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April 28th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Flowers for pollinators #sustainableliving #garden

How to create an easy sustainable garden

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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April 19th, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living, Gardening know how, Wildlife & eco


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