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if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre

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

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

June 28th, 2020 Posted In: Garden style & living, Wildlife & eco


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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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

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

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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

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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