Great fruit trees for pot planting

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Great fruit trees for pot planting

Posted 09 / 04 / 2019

Growing your own tree fruit in your garden may seem ambitious – not everyone has the space for sprawling pear and apple trees, you may think. But with the development of dwarf rootstocks (rooted stems that juvenile trees are grafted on to), growing a fruit tree in a pot has got a whole lot easier. […]

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Pickling vegetables: a beginner’s guide

Posted 26 / 03 / 2019

Pickling is one of our oldest methods of preserving food – in the past, it’s been a great way to preserve much-needed vitamins and minerals in food for times of scarcity ahead. In the UK pickled foods are fairly commonplace – whether it’s in the form of a cheese and Branston’s pickle sandwich, a pickled […]

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Creating an alpine scree garden

Posted 12 / 03 / 2019

If you’ve been with me for a while, you won’t have failed to notice what a fan I am of alpine plants. I love to use them in garden design as they’re very low maintenance and look lovely for most of the year. Alpines look great in a range of settings and containers, and I’ve […]

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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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Hedges: choose the best for your garden

Posted 05 / 03 / 2018

The British hedgerow is a thing of wonder, isn’t it? I love to take country walks with my girls and see what we can find growing and sheltering in the verdant, century-old greenery along the lanes. It’s easy to see why you might choose to add some hedging to your garden – screening, decoration, or […]

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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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