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10 beautiful pink flowers for your summer garden

10 beautiful pink flowers for your summer garden

May 31st, 2020 Posted In: Garden style & living


Pink flowers are at the heart of my summer garden colour. While editing my photos for my summer garden tour, I noticed that the most beautiful plants and plant combinations…

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Iris Edith Wolford

Growing irises – the answers to your questions

I’ve been talking to iris specialists Iris of Sissinghurst about growing irises. Sue Marshall owns and runs Iris of Sissinghurst and they only grow irises. They sell by mail order,…

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May 17th, 2020

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Fast growing wisteria

How to choose the best climbing plant for your garden

There are five important questions you need to ask before buying a climbing plant. Is your climbing plant going to be planted in sun or shade? And don’t forget a…

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May 17th, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


Arit Anderson flower crown

Garden Day and other online gardening events

Garden Day  is one of this year’s crop of online gardening events. It’s today (May 10th) and we’re invited to drop our tools to just simply enjoy our gardens, terraces,…

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May 10th, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living


Topiary and emerging foliage in the May garden

The late spring garden tour of the Middlesized Garden

I’d like to take you on a late spring garden tour, because May is such a beautiful month in the garden. And I have some recommendations for good garden plants…

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May 3rd, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living, Gardening know how


The best weeding tools

The no-nonsense guide to weeding your garden easily

The real truth about weeding your garden – which methods work best, how to weed without chemicals and which weeding tools to choose.

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April 26th, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


How to divide perennials

The honest truth about how to divide perennials

Do your eyes glide over the advice to ‘divide perennials’ in spring and autumn? I always used to think that dividing perennials was for perfect gardeners. My relaxed attitude to…

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April 19th, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


How to increase your garden privacy

3 top garden privacy tips – how to make your garden look and feel more private!

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April 12th, 2020

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


How to buy plants online

Can you buy plants online?

How to buy plants online from small specialist nurseries, online-only plant stores or local nursery garden centres which deliver or do mail order.

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April 2nd, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


Sunny spot for veg

Growing veg – the 8 mistakes you can easily avoid

How to grow veg successfully by avoiding the common ‘beginner mistakes’. If your veg harvests are often disappointing, read this.

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March 29th, 2020

Posted In: Grow-your-own


Where to plant spring bulbs + spring garden tour

Tips from Doddington Place Gardens on where to plant spring bulbs, how to choose your spring bulbs and what to do after they’ve flowered.

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March 22nd, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Tamsin Westhorpe of Stockton Bury Gardens

What is a modern country gardener?

Tamsin Westhorpe, author of Diary of a Modern Country Gardener, talks about how garden visiting and garden tools have changed for the better

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March 15th, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living


bright yellow crocosmia from Hardys Plants.

2020 garden trends from the Garden Press Event

Discover the 2020 garden trends to make your garden more beautiful, easier to look after or more sustainable. Tips from experts at the Garden Press Event.

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March 8th, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design