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  • winter garden

    Winter Plants

    By on 17th November 2014

    As the nights draw in and the days shorten it is easy to think that gardens are going to sleep and won’t wake up...

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  • herb-garden

    Herb Gardens

    By on 1st October 2014

    In recent years many people have become interested in growing vegetables this has lead to long waiting lists for allotments. At Secret Garden we...

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    Garden Inspiration

    By on 18th September 2014

    Many people want to have a great garden, but don’t know where to start to get insiration. Its great to have a few ideas...

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  • blackfly

    Identifying common garden pests

    By on 15th August 2014

    Blackfly Colonies can usually be found on the undersides of leaves as well as on soft new shoot tips or buds. Black bean aphids...

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    Garden Design Strategy

    By on 3rd August 2014

    Do you have plans for your garden but don’t know where to begin when it comes to turning ideas into reality? In my experience...

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  • vegetable-garden

    Planting schemes for town gardens

    By on 27th July 2014

    At secret garden we have been thinking a lot about planting schemes for town gardens. One of the main themes has been vegetables, many...

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  • More great plants

    By on 23rd July 2014

    Achillea Commonly known as Yarrow, ranges from low growing spreading varieties of app 45cm to taller varieties of app 1m. The foliage is silvery/green...

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  • Rudbeckia-Goldstrum

    Plants that look great together

    By on 6th June 2014

    Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ This is a really attractive plant that is suitable for most borders. From summer to early autumn bright yellow flowers stand out...

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  • apple-tree

    Apple trees

    By on 28th September 2013

    At Secret Garden, we are always looking for new ways to enjoy gardening and to maximise the fun and pleasure in a garden. A...

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    Front Garden Design

    By on 12th May 2013

    When people talk about sorting their garden out, you often think they are talking about their back garden. But, why not the front garden...

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