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; 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 you planted in the corner

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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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Garden Problems – Misbehaving Gardens!

Garden Problems: Is your garden misbehaving itself and how can you sort it out?   Much as we’d all love one of these….   Most of us usually end up with something more like this… So what can you do to get your garden behaving itself? We all have garden problems, even Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh will have had many, but not

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Make your garden look like a Chelsea Show Garden

Chelsea Show Garden  Want one of these? But have one of these…. In my previous post on Chelsea show gardens, we looked at why it will be nigh on impossible to recreate a show garden at home but that we could take on board bits of the gardens to create a bit more glamour at home.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Can you make a Chelsea Flower Show Garden at home?     It’s show season & the horticultural world is gearing up for the biggest & most prestigious of all…. Chelsea Flower Show 2016.   We, as ‘garden mortals’, are going to look on in wonder at the ability of the professional horticulturalists and garden designers to produce the most amazing and utterly

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Mini-Makeovers :- Garden Ideas for Tiny Back Yards

Garden Ideas: Tiny Back Yards or Courtyards   When space is tight, it can be tricky to make a garden or even to try to have anything that resembles a garden, sadly all too often, the courtyard consists of a couple of bins, the odd bicycle and maybe a threadbare patch of less than immaculate lawn!   But it doesn’t have to be

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Garden Ideas: Brightening up your dreary bits!

Garden Ideas: Dull, dark & dreary gardens.   Not all of us have wonderful sun-filled gardens and to be honest a bit of shade is always welcome, but what if your garden is just shaded. It can easily appear dull dark and rather dreary – so how do you go about brightening up your dreary bits. Luckily we have a few garden

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Garden Ideas: Gardening on a tight budget!

Garden Ideas: Making a Garden on a tight Budget.   OK, so you’ve just got your brand new house and with it comes a brand new garden….how exciting. But the view’s a bit naff and you’ve not a lot of money available to fix it.     What can you do to create a garden with hardly any money to spend?

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Garden Makeovers – part 4

Garden Makeovers – it’s easier than you think!   We thought we would do a few mini-makeovers with our border designs, so you can see how you can adapt them to any space.   Thousands of new homes are built each year in the UK and so are thousands of new gardens, but if you are faced with a blank

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