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Preparing the garden for winter

As the first morning frosts of the year arrive, it is time to address your winter gardening jobs.

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8th Oct 2015
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Winter colour in your garden

Don't mothball your garden over the winter months. Paul Ward has some tips to add colour all the way through to spring.

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29th Sep 2015
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September's gardening tips

There's bargains at garden centres, plum trees to prune and plant flowering bulbs for next year.

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17th Sep 2015
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Gardening tips for autumn

Glenn Hatfield offers tips to prepare your vegetable patch for the coming winter months.

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1st Sep 2015
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Top 10 tough plants

If your fingers aren't as green as you'd like them to be, try these hard to kill plants in your garden.

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25th Aug 2015
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Your garden - luck or judgement?

Do you rely on proven horticultural techniques or are you more willing to trust your garden's health to old wives’ tales?

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10th Aug 2015
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Fruit border

A tried and tested planting recipe showing the effects you can create using seasonal and evergreen trees and shrubs.

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8th Jun 2015
Gareth Hargreaves
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Benefits of a low-maintenance garden

Create an easy-care garden and maintain it in next to no time.

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1st Jun 2015
Gareth Hargreaves
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Eggs shells for organic composting

Don't throw away egg shells once you've cooked, they are ideal for composting and could be nourishing your plants.

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28th May 2015
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Swap your hedge for veg with Chris Beardshaw

Award-winning gardener, designer and author Chris Beardshaw shows you how to make the most out of the fruit and veg in your garden.

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28th Apr 2015
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Common soil problems

Understand the soil conditions in your garden before planting out with our quick guide to common soil problems.

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16th Apr 2015
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Edible flowers

Tired of the same old green beans, carrots, and zinnias in your garden? This year, when ordering your seeds from the catalogues, check out the edible flower varieties.

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27th Mar 2015
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Gardening jobs in March

Your garden needs you! The worst of the weather has passed, so dig out the wellies and get down to early spring's essential garden jobs.

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16th Mar 2015
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Gardening at harvest time

There are lots of vegetables to pick, as well as some to plant and prune.

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23rd Sep 2014
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National Trust gardens near you

Celebrate the change of the seasons by visiting some of these top National Trust gardens

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15th Sep 2014
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Container gardening

For gardeners who only have a window box, patio, courtyard, balcony or a very small vegetable garden to grow in, then containers are the answer, says Richard Bartlett.

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1st Jul 2014
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Wild in the garden - May

Sue Tatman, Conservation officer at Cheshire Wildlife Trust, offers tips for making your garden a haven for butterfiles this May.

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16th May 2014
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Australian Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

Ben Whitmarsh talks to landscape designer Jim Fogarty about his 'Essence of Australia' garden and the inspiration behind its creation.

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23rd Apr 2014
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Cultivating Garden Shrubs

Organic advice on choosing, buying, planting and looking after ornamental border plants.

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8th Apr 2014
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February's vegetable patch

It's time to harvest the last of the winter vegetables and prepare the veggie patch for the first sowing of spring

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4th Feb 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Caring for bamboo in your garden

Maxine Farmer has some cautionary tips if you're considering planting bamboo in your garden.

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6th Aug 2013
Maxine Farmer
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Lawn care tips

The summer months are high maintenance for lawns, here a few tips to keep your green space in tip top condition.

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29th Jul 2013
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Chelsea Flower Show ... the best bits

Maxine Farmer finds lots for amateur gardeners at Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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21st Jun 2013
Maxine Farmer
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Garden housework for May

Maxine Farmer urges caution before spending on new plants for your garden.

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13th May 2013
Maxine Farmer
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April in John's garden

Take advantage of the warmer weather to sort out your perennials, borders and April gardening jobs.

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18th Apr 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Gardening - February spring clean

February gardening jobs that will ensure your oasis of calm is in tip top shape for spring

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1st Feb 2013
Gareth Hargreaves
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Autumn garden - preparing for winter

John Kane gets his November garden jobs done before the hard frosts set in.

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3rd Dec 2012
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November gardening guide

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer explains what you really need to do right now (and what you can get away with leaving for a few months).

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15th Nov 2012
Maxine Farmer
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Autumn garden tasks

Planting for next year, lawn maintenance and garden tidying, Paul Ward has a run down of essential autumn jobs

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18th Oct 2012
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Britain's gardeners get growing

Malvern Autumn Show reports dramatic increase in entries to popular Open Gardening competition

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26th Sep 2012
Gareth Hargreaves


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