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Three reasons why all of the plants you bought at the garden centre died
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Three reasons why all of the plants you bought at the garden centre died

You bought the wrong plant for your soil, aspect, moisture level, or pH level - here's how to know soil...
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Seed Gathering Season
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Seed Gathering Season

As Autumn sets in and the trees begin to turn from green to brown and drop their seeds in many...
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Bulb Planting Season!
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Bulb Planting Season!

It is bulb-planting season! How do you choose amongst the hundreds of varieties and colours? The answer is - choose...
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Three ways to attract hedgehogs to your garden (and keep them there)
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Three ways to attract hedgehogs to your garden (and keep them there)

Hedgehogs are in decline in the UK and as an essential part of our ecosystem both wild and suburban, it’s...
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Plastic Free July – How to go plastic free in your garden.
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Plastic Free July – How to go plastic free in your garden.

On the surface of it, it’s hard to see how you can eliminate plastic from your garden. Plastic pots, planting...
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Working with Water – How to incorporate water in your garden design
Garden Design Landscaping

Working with Water – How to incorporate water in your garden design

There are few sounds more peaceful than the sound of water, and when planning your garden, it is likely that...
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No Mow May – Give the mower a miss – your garden will thank you
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No Mow May – Give the mower a miss – your garden will thank you

If you’re a gardener you’ve probably seen or heard of No Mow May. The organisation Plantlife promotes the scheme, which...
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A swift arrival
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A swift arrival

One of the signals of summer that nature affords me every year is the arrival of Swifts after their admirable...
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Signs of spring
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Signs of spring

This week, the weather is feeling warmer and more spring-like, and I certainly welcome the signs of new life in...
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Planning the year ahead in your garden
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Planning the year ahead in your garden

When the Weather is so cold, it’s difficult to imagine Spring arriving with its green shoots and blossom. However it...
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RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch
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RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is held every January. With over 38 million birds lost since 1970, it’s vitally important that...
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The 12 Plants of Christmas
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The 12 Plants of Christmas

The festive season would be somewhat soulless without the traditional plants of the season. Flowers, herbs, foliage, and spices which...
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Working with Water – How to incorporate water in your garden design.
Garden Design Landscaping

Working with Water – How to incorporate water in your garden design.

There are few sounds more peaceful than the sound of water, and when planning your garden, it is likely that...
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What’s In A Name – Binomials and why they matter to every gardener.
Flowers

What’s In A Name – Binomials and why they matter to every gardener.

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” William Shakespeare...
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Time For Turf – the (fake) grass isn’t always greener!
Landscaping

Time For Turf – the (fake) grass isn’t always greener!

Since the creation of AstroTurf in the early 60’s for purely sports purposes, fake grass has unfortunately crept its way...
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Stress Free in Worcestershire – why there’s more to this county than sauce!
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Stress Free in Worcestershire – why there’s more to this county than sauce!

Being outdoors is one of the most suggested ways of alleviating stress; and for a very good reason – it...
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