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If you love the sound of happy bees & butterflies buzzing & fluttering round your garden then download this design now.   It’s packed with wonderful plants that will feed your bees for much of the year.

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How to get a Low Maintenance Border in your Garden

A Low Maintenance Border in the garden that looks great all year…yes please! So can you get something that looks fantastic without spending hours tending to the garden? Well the answer has to be yes, otherwise there’s no point in reading the rest of this article! If you haven’t time to read on, download our free 11 page guide to making your

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden – part 2

How to actually create one! We all love the idea of having a low maintenance garden, it conjures an image of lazy summer days spent in your garden watching the bees buzzing and you just relaxing. The reality though, generally involves you spending far too much time on mowing the grass, trimming the edges, weeding paths and taming the triffids! But with a

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden? part 1

What is a Low Maintenance Garden and how can I have one?   We would all love to have a beautiful but low maintenance garden, but what do we really mean by the phrase ‘low maintenance garden’?     Reducing the amount of time spent on unwanted chores in the garden is always desirable, but really low maintenance gardens take a lot

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Garden Design Tips – Ugly Views & how to hide them

Garden Design Tips: Hiding Ugly Views       You can do something about those eyesores..even in a small garden! and here’s how…   Have a colour theme:

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Bees V RHS – it’s time for the bees to win

Bees V RHS – it’s time for the Bees to win.   The Royal Horticultural Society is an amazing institution. It’s role is to promote gardening and educate current and future generations about gardening and all things horticultural.   No one can argue that it does not fulfil this role admirably. However, the RHS has created a monster in the world of horticulture

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The Trouble with Flower Shows…

The Trouble with Flower Shows…   What trouble, flowers shows are meant to inspire us, show us how to garden & display amazing plants in wonderful garden settings! Shows are the pinnacle of horticultural achievement, where they lead we should follow….   Or should we?

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Maximising space in a small garden

Maximising space in a small garden is all about minimising ‘dead space’ Garden sizes have been shrinking for decades – which is a crying shame. As land for development becomes ever more expensive, more houses are squeezed into the same sized area with the casualty being the garden.   Although your garden is getting smaller, the stuff we need to use

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Hanging baskets & why you should avoid them

Hanging Baskets & why you are better off without them.   We Brits have always had an obsession for hanging baskets. We spend millions on these displays every year. Beautiful displays sing out the conquest of one’s horticultural ability over the elements. More often than not though, the compost heap quickly fills with thrown away shrivelled and dried out displays.  Should we

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How to buy plants properly – 5 golden rules

How do you buy plants properly?   Well, the best way to explain how is with a sofa.   So you’ve just watched the Chelsea Flower Show all week and now you’re on a mission to do-up the garden. Gardening can be really expensive, buying plants certainly is – so how can you buy plants properly, so you don’t waste

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Does your Garden Taste Good?

Does your Garden Taste Good? And why this matters.   Sitting in a garden in Summer watching bees buzz and butterflies flutter is one of life’s great pleasures. Not only is it a pleasure for us to watch (unless you are melissophobic or lepidopterophobic of course!), it is also hugely beneficial to all those insects too!   Bees have to work really hard

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Right Plant….Wrong Place!

Are you a Right Plant…Wrong Place expert!   We’ve all done it….we’ve planted a lovely plant in what we thought was the perfect spot, and then it all started going wrong!   Delicate climbers turn into voracious triffids, the few bulbs you popped in the corner have re-appeared – everywhere, or that beautiful gorgeous flowered plant that you popped over there

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Bee Friendly Gardens

Bee Friendly Gardens are absolutely vital – read on to see if yours is up to the mark and what to do if it’s not!   “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more

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What does your front garden say about you?

What does your front garden say about you –  more importantly does it say what you want it to say?     We believe that everyone can have a lovely front garden even if you can’t afford to spend very much. We have always tried to show you how you can achieve a gorgeous garden with only a small amount of

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