Five great trees for smaller gardens

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Five great trees for smaller gardens

Posted 11 / 02 / 2019

I’m a firm believer in the simple, natural beauty of trees and love to be around them whenever I can. Just because your plot is on the more modest side, don’t be fooled into thinking you can’t fit a tree in. There are lots of gorgeous, attractive, floral and even fruiting varieties that can be […]

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Caring for your garden tools

Posted 04 / 01 / 2019

When we purchase things for our home, we want to make sure that the items look and behave their best for as long as possible. We’ll do things to maintain their good condition, and take some pride in them – so why not take the same care with the garden tools we invest such a […]

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Plants as presents

Posted 12 / 12 / 2018

When you give a plant, you give the gift of love! Plants take time to grow and nurture, so it shows the recipient that you’ve thought about them well in advance. Here are a couple of gift ideas that are cheap and easy, and make wonderful presents all year round. Propagating your own plants might […]

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Growing your own mushrooms

Posted 23 / 10 / 2018

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know how much pleasure there is to be had in harvesting, cooking and eating produce you’ve nurtured by hand. It can be a brilliant family activity that gives you a real sense of achievement – whilst sating your appetite at the same time! I absolutely love it. Growing your […]

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Autumn lawn care: my top tips

Posted 19 / 09 / 2018

Summertime is great, nobody would argue with that… would they? Nobody except, perhaps, your lawn. Lack of water and extensive summer use can leave your turf parched, compacted and in need of some serious TLC. It’s natural to expect a bit of die back on your lawn through the colder, darker months, but with a couple […]

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Planting winter bedding in a pot

Posted 05 / 09 / 2018

As gardeners, we need to think ahead to make sure our gardens will look their best all year round. During autumn, we’ll be ‘closing down’ the garden for winter, but this doesn’t necessarily have to mean a bare, grey plot. With a bit of savvy planting now you’ll be able to enjoy colourful blooms through […]

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