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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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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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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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How to get Low Maintenance Hedges

As part of our series on creating a low maintenance garden we thought it a good idea to see how you can grow a low maintenance hedge! Ah hedges, us Brits love hedges!   There are millions of miles of hedging in our gardens, some more lovingly maintained than others and some are works of art in their own right. #heresmyhedge Have

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How to get Low Maintenance Paths

Paths – we’ve all got them   Top tips for reducing the amount of time on unwanted garden chores! We all have paths in our gardens, but the choice of the type of path to use can really affect how much time you have to spend on unwanted chores and tidying up.   So what advice and tips are there for ensuring the

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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 to do with the bins!

Tips for Small Garden Design: Bins.   Bins, we all have them, but in a small garden how can you spend time enjoying your garden without the wheelie bins on show! Not the prettiest sight are they, but you can hide them. However rather than thinking of simply hiding the bins….think of something to look at that will ALSO hide the

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