Tea-cup gardens; a new #lockdown craze??

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Sorry, just had to share this post from BoredPanda.com, these are so lovely. It’s those little things that keep us happy. stay safe everyone and keep well.

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Make your garden great again!

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Right now the whole world is a bit bonkers, we are all in a lockdown trying to prevent the spread of an unseen enemy. The only outside place we are allowed to be in is the garden, but is yours a great place to sit outside in? Or does the garden leave you feeling a bit flat? If so, how

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Gotta love a garden

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For all of you who don’t have access to a garden during this lockdown corona virus nightmare – I hope you enjoy this

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Plan for Debris!

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Good morning everyone, just a short post today, but before you read further, I would like to wish all my readers well during this global pandemic. I firmly believe that from awful things comes some good, and after this Coronavirus changes the world, I think it will change all of us for the better. The truly important things will be

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Why the drive for perfection is killing us!

At PlantPlots we firmly believe it is our responsibility to leave the planet in a better state than we found it. In all aspects of our lives we can make easy and simple changes to how we live that cumulatively will have a huge impact on the world we inhabit. So what are we talking about here, what is meant

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Planting a garden on a slope!

Oh my goodness, what do you do with a really steep slope of untamed grass and a desire to have something nice to look at! This week is all about how you go about planting a garden on a slope. What are the problems! Before starting the potential problems need looking at and thinking through before you don crampons, attach

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Ugly garden sheds & long concrete paths

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How to hide an ugly garden shed I just thought I would pop on a quick post with the latest garden transformation I have completed, because it shows how you design around two of the most common garden problems; hiding ugly garden sheds & long concrete paths. The problem is twofold, firstly we all need storage space in a garden

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Boring Gardens and how to avoid them (part 2)

Boring gardens & how to avoid them.. Last weeks post looked at why boring gardens evolve and how plants can create more interest by stimulating our senses. Changing the planting is a simple and cost effective method to avoid the descent into boringness. This week I am discussing how some simple changes to the garden’s layout will also keep your

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Boring gardens & how to avoid them (part 1)

I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t like having a garden or outside space of their own. Even the tiniest balcony provides a welcome escape from the world of indoors. Having a garden enables you to enjoy the outside without the inconvenience of being outdoors; the kettle is only a few paces away and it’s easy to duck back

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