Caring for winter wildlife

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Caring for winter wildlife

Posted 13 / 11 / 2018

Winter is hard on the garden, and it’s hard on our furry and feathered friends too. Food and fresh water are scarce, and staying warm is a constant challenge for birds and animals in the winter. The good news is, you can help! With just a couple of forward-thinking garden adjustments, you can welcome wildlife […]

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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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Taking cuttings from your garden: a guide

Posted 14 / 08 / 2018

If you have a favourite plant or two that you’d like to re-plant elsewhere in your garden, you don’t need to splash out on seeds or young plants – by taking plant cuttings now, you can easily propagate new plants from your own stock. Hydrangeas, lavender, philadelphus and forsythia are plants that tend to root […]

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Top five easy care tropical houseplants

Posted 24 / 07 / 2018

For me, one of the best bits about heading off on my holidays is the chance to spot all the brand new local flora and fauna. I love checking out colourful lizards, armoured beetles, beautiful birds and especially majestic tropical plants. It’s a lovely reminder of time spent away to bring tropical houseplants into the […]

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Transform your shed into a garden room

Posted 09 / 07 / 2018

The humble garden shed is often neglected, consigned to the end of the garden to be stacked full of rejected garden furniture and tools. But have you ever considered making a bit more of this space, perhaps even turning it into an extension of your home? This is a great way to bag a bit […]

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