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What you need to know about garden steps

What you need to know about garden steps

July 21st, 2019 Posted In: Garden trends & design, Town gardens


How high your garden steps should be, how deep, which materials to choose and garden step ideas from traditional and contemporary gardens.

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Garden sculpture by Chihuly at Kew Gardens

Arit Anderson on how to find garden design inspiration

Garden designer and BBC presenter Arit Anderson on how to find garden design inspiration from everything around you – from great gardens like Kew to global issues and trends in fashion,

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July 14th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design


The Cancer Research Garden designed as a circular garden

Curved gardens are back in a big way

Curved garden designs can make your garden feel more private or seem bigger. Discover ideas for curved garden paths, borders and arches from the show gardens at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.

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July 7th, 2019

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


Our best gazebo choice...

How to buy the best gazebo for your garden

What to look for in a pop-up gazebo, and how to pick the best gazebo for your garden. Plus how to decide whether to pay more or buy the budget version.

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June 30th, 2019

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden style & living, Shop


Self-seeded alliums and euphorbia

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

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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June 23rd, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Wildlife & eco


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