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Poisonous plants in your garden

Maxine Farmer looks at the potentially harmful plants we unwittingly bring into our gardens.

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13th Aug 2012
Maxine Farmer
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Soggy summer gardening tips

Maxine Farmer braves the rain for some essential summer maintenance and ideas for adding colour if your plants fail to bloom.

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24th Jul 2012
Maxine Farmer
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Refresh your garden

Maxine Farmer digs out the old favourites and brings in new plant varieties to reinvigorate your garden space.

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4th May 2012
Maxine Farmer
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Train houseplants to thrive

While human beings can live indoors with low light levels and dank air, plants are another story entirely.

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26th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Gardening for you & your pets

How to keep your pets safe while maintaining your lawn and garden.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Spring garden jobs: annuals & perennials

Maxine Farmer plans her spring garden jobs with tips for annuals and perennials.

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19th Mar 2012
Maxine Farmer
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New Year gardening resolutions

Grow healthy plants and get your garden in order in the New Year with our essential advice.

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3rd Jan 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Welcome winter wildlife

Helping native wildlife and birds in your garden this Christmas.

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6th Dec 2011
Mark O'haire
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Gift guide: Gardening essentials

Maxine Farmer, our resident gardening expert, brings you the top ten gift idea's for green-fingered friends...

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5th Dec 2011
Maxine Farmer
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Chickweed - Stellaria Media

Reader questions answered by Maxine Farmer.

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20th Oct 2011
Maxine Farmer
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Vegetable plot planning and planting

Maxine Farmer prepares her vegetable plot and throws winter produce to boot.

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20th Oct 2011
Maxine Farmer
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Gardening: Late summer colour

Maxine Farmer brings tips for adding some end of season colour to your garden.

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13th Sep 2011
Maxine Farmer
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How did your garden grow?

The wet summer hit the fruit and veg patch, but what was your biggest success?

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23rd Aug 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Preparing for the Chelsea Flower Show

We join the Australia Garden team during their preparation for the greatest flower show on Earth!

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16th May 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Interview: Diarmuid Gavin…

The man that made gardening cool is back!

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28th Jan 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Plants and planning a perfect garden

Maxine Farmer picks her favourite fillers when planning a garden makeover.

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12th Nov 2010
Maxine Farmer
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In the night garden

Many people tend to focus on using gardens during daylight hours, but this misses out on one of the most delightful times to be outdoors, particularly during those frequently balmy August and September nights when we want to prolong the season as long as possible.

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25th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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Garden finch numbers decline

The number of greenfinches and chaffinches in UK gardens has declined severely in the past five years after a disease outbreak five years ago.

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20th Aug 2010
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Wildlife gardening: It’s good for all

Inviting wildlife into your garden isn’t just good for the planet - it’s also good for our gardens too and can save us time, effort and money according to Maxine Farmer.

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10th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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Top tips for National Allotments Week

Amateur gardeners and Allotment Associations are again being called on to further successfully raise the profile of allotment gardening by supporting National Allotments Week.

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9th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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Wildlife gardening: Change your nuts to attract birds

Fat balls and nuts could be the answer to bring birds into your garden.

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3rd Jun 2010
Mark O'haire
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Garden party as Yalding reopens to public

The gates will be thrown open to the public for a bumper cake-fuelled tea party when Yalding Gardens re-open to the public on Saturday June 12.

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27th May 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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Passion for purple

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer explains why purple leaved plants are set to be one of the top trends in 2010.

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12th Feb 2010
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Wonderful water lilies

There are many different kinds of plants that you can add to both the pond and pond edge, that will give colour and elegance, fit to grace any water feature.

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26th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Old Lawnmowers

At first thought, lawnmowers might seem a strange item to collect but their history and mechanical beauty captures the heart of many antique lovers.

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25th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Pick your own

Advice on fruit and veg from Craig James, head chef at Quaglino's.

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25th Mar 2008
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Pests and diseases

Protect the plants and trees from pest and diseases with these helpful tips.

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25th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Growing pak choy

Pak choy is most commonly known in western circles as a non-hearting Chinese cabbage.

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25th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Growing Squash

If you would like a pumpkin from your own garden next autumn, for Halloween carving or for the cooking pot, here is a general guide for next spring on how to grow squash.

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25th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Growing celery & leeks

Cultivation tips for leek and celery.

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25th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves


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