Five common gardening myths: debunked!

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Five common gardening myths: debunked!

Posted 17 / 08 / 2019

There’s a real value in conventional wisdom that’s been handed down over generations. But there are some gardener’s gospels that we take at face value – when, perhaps, we shouldn’t. These nuggets of knowledge might have started off with the very best of intention and become distorted over time, but often they’re based on sheer […]

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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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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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