Planting for autumn colour

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Planting for autumn colour

Posted 19 / 09 / 2017

I don’t know about you, but for me over the past few weeks things have really started feeling… well, autumnal. Although 2017’s autumn doesn’t officially start until this Thursday, I’m pretty sure that’s just a technicality – according to the golden drifts of leaves on the ground, and chilly evenings anyway. I love this time […]

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Garden jobs for September

Posted 31 / 08 / 2017

September is a great month in the garden, as we get to enjoy the subtle signs that autumn is on its way. At the same time, many flowers continue to flourish and home-grown fruits and veggies are still in plentiful supply. It’s not yet time to bid goodbye to blooms for the winter, but there are […]

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Kids’ container pond: DIY garden project

Posted 17 / 08 / 2017

A body of water is a great addition to any garden, bringing peace and serenity and a habitat for all the bugs and beasts that help your plot to thrive. Many of us will have fond childhood memories of dipping with fishing nets (and maybe even catching the odd tiddler), watching pond skaters and even […]

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Garden jobs for August

Posted 03 / 08 / 2017

Here we are in August – where has this summer gone?! We’ve had some beautiful weather, coupled with (certainly up north) some decidedly more miserable days, but I remain hopeful for some more glorious sunshine this month! August is really the last true month of summer, and the combination of rains and sunshine ensures plants, […]

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Exotic planting for your UK garden

Posted 20 / 07 / 2017

Around this time last year, I was lucky enough to host a fantastic gardening retreat in sunny Barbados, and I’ve felt inspired ever since! I loved seeing all those fantastic exotic plants everywhere, with their glossy leaves, gaudily coloured blooms and prehistoric plus-sized dimensions. They’re such a great contrast to all our (usually fairly dainty) […]

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Garden jobs for July

Posted 07 / 07 / 2017

July is often one of the hottest months of the year, but will it beat June 2017’s unparalleled surprise heatwave?! We’ll have to wait and see. Here’s keeping the fingers firmly crossed for some more fantastic weather in which to sit out and enjoy your garden. There are plenty of jobs to keep you occupied […]

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