Growing your own bonsai tree

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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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How to lay garden stepping stones

Posted 26 / 09 / 2019

In this article we’ll be talking about an often unsung hero of garden design, and one of my favourites. The humble stepping stone! As the seasons start to change you might start to notice your lawn showing a bit of wear and tear from the constant use it endures in summer. Stepping stones are a […]

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Five tips for small garden design

Posted 25 / 06 / 2019

When we think of an English garden, our minds may wander to the sweeping tennis lawns and rambling rose beds of country manor houses – but in reality, a UK garden is usually a much more modest affair. As a gardener I’m really drawn to smaller gardens as they pose such a challenge in the […]

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Using colour in garden design

Posted 03 / 06 / 2019

When I’m thinking of home design, I’m usually drawn to muted, peaceful tones, or rich, soothing ones that will foster an air of calm and relaxation throughout the day. It’s in the garden that I really let my colourful creative juices flow! Gardening is when you can play it a bit more risky with your […]

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DIY your own herbal hanging basket

Posted 08 / 05 / 2019

This particular DIY project is one that’s close to my heart as it combines two of my favourite things: cooking and gardening! This lovely and simple hanging basket will mean you’ve got a pretty, functional and long-lasting garden feature that’s close at hand when you’re ready to season your favourite meals.   Herbs are best […]

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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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