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What is the best Christmas tree?

When it comes to buying your real Christmas tree, make it the best you...

Five ways to feed the birds

Feeding the birds brings your garden alive, adding a delightful, animated and colourful dimension...

Winter edibles to grow and pick now

As the garden starts to slow, there are still plenty of edibles to pick,...

Bats in the garden

Don’t be scared, bats in the garden are a blessing not a curse. These...

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Planting hope

When I started working as a professional gardener I had no idea gardening could have such a profound positive effect on mental wellbeing.

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Pumpkin carving

Get into the mood of Halloween by carving a pumpkin. If you’ve never carved a pumpkin before, follow this easy step by step to create a spook-tacular masterpiece!

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How do I water container plants?

As a complete novice, as I was back in 2009 when I began gardening, I suppose the one thing I did not think of when creating a garden with so many containers, is the impact the watering would have. If...

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Can I garden in containers?

Award winning garden designer Geoff Stonebanks explains why he uses over 250 containers at his Driftwood garden in Sussex and the key benefits of using containers

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Beating the winter garden blues

It may be cold, wet, miserable and depressing outside and you may think that your garden is silently sleeping and there’s nothing you can do outside. Cooped up inside you may be going stir crazy and dreaming of warmer weather...

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Can I create a garden themed Christmas?

When you think of Christmas and the garden, for me the top two things that come to mind are holly and ivy. These are two of the traditional and stereotypical decorations for this time of year. Why not gather some...

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