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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!   Creating a low maintenance garden is all about understanding what YOU need your  garden to do for YOU…. get that right & gardening no longer feels such a chore   If you haven’t time to read on, download our free 11 page guide to making your garden

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Garden Shows & how they reset our gardening compass

Garden Shows: Resetting the Nation’s gardening compass   Garden Shows are increasingly popular as a new generation of would be gardeners strive to learn the best way to create their own gardens. Their influence stretches far beyond the confines of the showground and resets our collective gardening compass, but once that compass begins to swing and we head in a

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#heresmyhedge

https://plantplots.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/heresmyhedge.mp4 Have fun with your hedge trimmers folks ! STOP PRESS: The Rules on ‘How to Have A Proper British Hedge’ will no longer apply after BREXIT. We no longer have to conform to British Standard BS5376616 –  for Neat & Proper Hedging anymore. So cut up your string, chuck the spirit level in the bin and go sharpen those

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My Indoor Plants Keep Dying!!!

Do your indoor plants keep dying…or at the very least look decidedly ‘off colour’?   Indoor plants are really fashionable at the moment and they look wonderful displayed in the garden centre and when we thumb through the photos in interior magazines. Plants enhance the decor of our living spaces and they benefit our health physically and mentally.   So

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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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