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  • Good Time to Plant Soft Fruit

    By on 12th Jan 2019

    It’s a good time to plant soft fruit in the UK between November and February. Bare root stock are cheaper to buy than bushes,...

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  • To Do List for the New Year

    By on 3rd Jan 2019

    Now that Christmas is over, we start thinking of our hopes and dreams for the year ahead. I love making lists to help me...

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  • Snow Melt Hellebores

    By on 2nd Jan 2019

    Hybrid Lenten Rose During the last few days of the holidays I tidied up our garden with my daughter. She had a great time...

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  • The Art of Bonsai

    By on 29th Dec 2018

    Maple Bonsai image copyright California Garden Bonsai is a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce small trees in shallow containers that mimic...

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  • Wormeries

    By on 27th Dec 2018

    Many urban gardens either aren’t large enough to have a compost, or there are concerns surrounding rats and other vermin being attracted. If you...

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  • Hostas

    By on 26th Dec 2018

    Some gardeners in the UK prefer not to plant Hostas in their gardens due to slug attack. But there are particular varieties to choose...

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  • Daphne

    By on 19th Dec 2018

    Above: Robust, winter flowering variety, Daphne Odora ‘Rebecca’ Daphne’s are deciduous and evergreen shrubs, most with highly fragrant flowers. They originate in Europe, Asia...

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  • Kokedama

    By on 18th Dec 2018

    Image copyright tranquilplants.co.uk Kokedama, or Moss balls are a Japanese Bonsai tree art form. The original Kokedama use Bonsai soil – Akadama soil (red...

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  • Bottle Gardens

    By on 16th Dec 2018

    During winter when its rather bleak outside, my bottle garden/terrariums bring me so much joy. They are sealed self-sufficient micro eco-systems, and if you...

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  • Hedera

    By on 15th Dec 2018

    Image copyright interflora During the dark days of Christmas it’s lovely to bring the outside in. I love to snip Holly and Ivy foliage...

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