Creating an alternative lawn

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Creating an alternative lawn

Posted 04 / 07 / 2020

We love our lawns here in the UK, and have done ever since they were first introduced back in the 1600s when only the most wealthy elite could afford to maintain them. A well-lept lawn brings a gorgeous splash of greenery to the garden, and provides a lovely soft surface for sitting, relaxing and playing […]

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Caring for your fruit trees

Posted 24 / 06 / 2020

Growing your own fruit in your garden is a really rewarding way to enjoy home-grown crops! If you’ve got young or established fruit trees growing in your plot and are keen to make the most of the crop this year, here are some summer fruit tree maintenance tips. Plenty of water It takes a LOT […]

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Minibeast bug hunt in your garden

Posted 09 / 06 / 2020

The world around us is teeming with life, and we just have to stop sometimes and pay attention to explore it. In recent times, lots of us will have become very adept at finding ways to amuse ourselves – particularly with kids at home. A failsafe, fun family activity is to run your own bug […]

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Potting up and potting on

Posted 13 / 04 / 2020

For me, potting up is one of the most exciting springtime garden jobs. This is when you introduce seedlings or rooted cuttings to their first pot – their first home! If you’ve been sowing seeds or propagating cuttings in your greenhouse, around April time they will be ready to pot up. Often, people I speak […]

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Growing your own bonsai tree

Posted 08 / 03 / 2020

The Japanese word bon-sai literally translates to ‘planted in a container’, and this peaceful and attractive art form is the practice of training tree seedlings into attractive miniature shapes. Bonsai has been around for over a thousand years, originating in China and being reinterpreted in Zen buddhism. Buying your own bonsai tree is an easy way […]

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Unusual flower choices this Valentine’s Day

Posted 11 / 02 / 2020

Valentine’s Day comes around each year, with the promise of blossoming love, candlelit dinners and romantic gestures that bring a bit of brightness to this grey season. The roots of St Valentine’s Day aren’t as warm and cosy though – it’s named after the 3rd-century Roman priest Valentinus, who was executed on February 14th. It […]

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