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

The rise and rise of the extra large wreath…

The rise and rise of the extra large wreath…

December 8th, 2019 Posted In: Decorations/parties


If you want a wreath for your wall or above your fireplace, then an extra large wreath will probably look better than the size normally used on front doors. I’ve…

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How to plant a winter window box

I asked garden designer and GBBO finalist Jane Beedle (@janebbakes on Instagram) for her tips on planting a winter window box. First we went along to a local plant nursery,…

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December 1st, 2019

Posted In: Container gardening


Do you really need pot feet in winter gardening?

Winter gardening – what NOT to do (or what not to worry about…)

I’ve been pulling together winter gardening tips with Erin Schanen who runs the excellent The Impatient Gardener channel on Youtube. On her channel, we give our top winter gardening ‘to…

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November 24th, 2019

Posted In: Gardening know how


Dahlia 'henriette' in 2017

How to care for your dahlias in winter

I never dig up my dahlias in winter. And I have grown dahlias – successfully – for fifteen years. But this year I am digging up the dahlias. All of…

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November 17th, 2019

Posted In: Gardening know how


Sunset in the Middlesized Garden

The feel-good November garden to-do list

Lets focus on the best things about the November garden. It’s a beautiful time of year, but it’s also sad as the old year creaks and flutters slowly to its…

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November 10th, 2019

Posted In: Gardening know how


Wire gabions in garden

How to save money on garden design

How to save money on garden design – tips from top garden designers, plus how to save money on paths, paving, landscaping, planting and more.

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November 3rd, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening on a budget


How to decorate with indoor plants – latest trends

Decorate with indoor plants – how to arrange houseplants, where to put plants in the home, interior decorating with plants and best indoor plants to choose.

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October 27th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Jack Wallington and Wild About Weeds

The new approach to garden weeds and why you need it

I’ve been talking to garden designer and writer Jack Wallington about common garden weeds. His book, Wild About Weeds – Designing with Rebel Plants, published by Laurence King Publishing, aims…

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October 20th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how


Stall holders at the Great Dixter Plant Fair

The Great Dixter Plant Fairs – at the heart of the garden community

The Great Dixter Plant Fairs are a brilliant place to buy the best and most unusual plants. And they are also where professional horticulturalists and amateur garden lovers connect. Even…

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October 13th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how


Variegated evergreen yucca in a pot

10 easy care evergreen pots for year round impact

For the next six months, the evergreen pots in my garden will create almost all the structure and impact. But they need very little care and put up with a…

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October 6th, 2019

Posted In: Container gardening


Blue hydrangeas grow in acid soil

Everything you need to know about growing hydrangeas

Growing hydrangeas is a no-brainer if you want a garden with year-round interest. They flower from mid-summer until the end of the year. And in autumn, some hydrangeas have brilliant…

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September 29th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how


Growing cut flowers at Country Lane Flowers in Kent

How to make money from your garden – growing cut flowers

Sue Oriel has started a business growing cut flowers to sell from her garden. It’s called Country Lane Flowers, which she runs with her friend and neighbour Stephanie Bates. And…

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September 15th, 2019

Posted In: Garden style & living, Grow-your-own, Middlesized country


Kiftsgate rose on wall

Possibly the greatest gardening mistake you can make?

The worst gardening mistake you can make is not about planting. It’s not about pruning wrongly. Nor is it about failing to do something, like aerate the lawn or net…

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September 4th, 2019

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how