Caring for your garden tools

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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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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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Seasonal recipe: hearty mushroom and squash pie

Posted 04 / 10 / 2018

There’s something really satisfying and warming about tucking into a crisp, golden pie on an autumn evening. This simple seasonal beauty is lovely accompanied with creamy mash and some steamed veg (and plenty of gravy if you like!), and will keep in the freezer for a few months if you need to put some away. […]

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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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