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How do you make a dry garden?

How do you make a dry garden?

August 9th, 2020 Posted In: Garden trends & design


The UK’s most famous dry garden is at the Beth Chatto gardens in Essex. So I visited to talk to head gardener, Asa Gregers-Warg, about how to make a dry…

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How to make a herbaceous border look amazing

A herbaceous border is at the heart of most grand gardens. In theory, if you want your borders to look continuously beautiful from May to October, you need skill, space…

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August 2nd, 2020

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how


Shed storage for narrow gardens

North facing garden tips – how to make the most of your space

I’ve just visited a narrow north facing garden with some charming thin garden ideas and a wildlife friendly focus. It’s also on a slope – so the garden conditions could…

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July 26th, 2020

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


Growing roses – expert tips from Hever Castle rose garden

Hever Castle is famous for growing roses. It has more than 4,000 of them. So I asked head gardener, Neil Miller for his best tips on growing roses in our…

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July 19th, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living, Gardening know how


The difference between mop head and lace cap hydrangeas

Do you love or hate hydrangeas? The facts vs the myths

Hydrangeas are a flower that is both adored and deplored. Naomi Slade has written a beautiful and definitive guide, called Hydrangeas (published by Pavilion Books). She says: ‘They’re so familiar,…

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July 5th, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


Planting for Butterflies

Why you need a butterfly garden – and how to plant it

Have you considered planting your borders as a ‘butterfly garden?’ We all know it’s important to support bees, because the decline in pollinating insects is potentially such a threat to…

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June 28th, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living, Wildlife & eco


Wooden bench at Doddington Place Gardens

English country garden style – what it is and how to achieve it

English country garden style is loved all over the world. But many beautiful ‘English country’ gardens are not even in England. So it can be quite a difficult style to…

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June 21st, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living


Sue Oriel's cottage garden

What is cottage garden style? And how to achieve it…

Cottage garden style means a colourful mix of flowers, packed in together with herbs and edibles. It is relaxed and pretty – but are there secrets or rules you need…

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June 14th, 2020

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


Spring flowering rhododendron

Growing rhododendrons – everything you need to know

You may not have thought about growing rhododendrons in your garden. They come in brilliant colours, they’re easy care and they love shade.  If your soil isn’t right for them,…

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June 7th, 2020

Posted In: Gardening know how


Verbascum 'Copper Rose'

10 beautiful pink flowers for your summer garden

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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May 31st, 2020

Posted In: Garden style & living


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

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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