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Natural aphid control

Remove aphids from your plants without using harmful pesticides.

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20th Jun 2018
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Repotting your plant

Summer can prompt an eruption of growth in potted plants, here are some repotting techniques that will ensure your favourites don't wither.

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13th Jun 2018
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8 ways you could be breaking the law in your own garden

Boundary disputes and petty squabbles between neighbours can escalate into stressful legal proceedings. Here are some little known ways you could be breaking the law.

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5th Jun 2018
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10 golden rules for gardening success

Don't be intimidated by your garden. Plan your plot and look forward to beautiful results come summer. Here are 10 tips to help you along the way.

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3rd May 2018
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Herbs, fruit & veg in baskets

Get creative with hanging baskets this summer and swap out lobelia and clematis for lettuce and cherry tomatoes, writes Norman Winter.

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25th Apr 2018
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Go native with your gardens

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer gives her verdict on the best native plants available to brighten up your garden.

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5th Apr 2018
Maxine Farmer
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Spring gardening

Organic growing advice for March and April.

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25th Mar 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Top tips to help your garden Spring into life

Chris Allan, the Head Gardener at Auchlochan Garden Village, shares his top tips for bringing life back into your garden this spring.

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23rd Mar 2018
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Saving seeds

Gardeners often have a few extra seeds or seed packs after planting their gardens, and provided they've been stored correctly last year's leftovers are usable today.

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6th Feb 2018
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How to make a Christmas centrepiece

Personalise your own table this Christmas with this step-to-step guide to making your own evergreen centrepiece.

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8th Dec 2017
Eloise Craven-Todd
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How to pick the perfect real Christmas tree

Your Christmas tree is the focal point of the room this season, make sure you pick the right one with this guide.

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5th Dec 2017
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Make your own indoor woodland wreath

Make your own festive woodland wreath this year with this easy step-by-step guide.

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30th Nov 2017
Eloise Craven-Todd
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The winter gardening mistakes to avoid

Keep your garden tidy throughout winter with these simple top tips that will have your pots blooming come spring.

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23rd Nov 2017
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November in the garden: composting leaves

Life in the garden in November seems to be dominated by leaves.

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16th Nov 2017
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Birds in your garden: November

With the first frosts of winter, you can give birds visiting your garden an energy boost. Find out how to help.

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6th Nov 2017
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Top tips for growing your own through winter

Make the most of your outdoor space all year round with these top tips that will have your garden blooming come spring.

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1st Nov 2017
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Tips on brightening up your garden

Brighten up your garden this autumn with these surprisingly easy tips for adding a splash of colour.

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6th Sep 2017
Eloise Craven-Todd
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All the hydrangeas and none of the hassle

Cathy Johnston, the community living advisor at Auchlochan Garden Village, reveals how to enjoy garden space without the hassle.

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22nd Aug 2017
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Grow your own evergreen centerpiece

In need of a summer garden project or just fancy spending more time in the garden? Then why not grow your own evergreen centrepiece.

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1st Aug 2017
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Raised bed boost for summer garden

Raised beds are also known as deep beds, and though organic gardeners didn’t invent them they know the true value of them.

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24th May 2017
Gareth Hargreaves
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Tips to get ahead on summer Gardening

As the sun finally starts to break through the clouds and the winter frosts give way to green buds and longer days, it’s fair to say that spring is in the air.

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23rd May 2017
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Wisteria hysteria

With their beautiful colours and fragrant smell, here’s how you can ensure your Wisteria is the star of the show.

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12th May 2017
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Cherry trees and your garden

Cherry trees make a beautiful garden feature with colourful spring blossom and summer fruits - but beware they do need care.

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1st Mar 2017
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January's garden chores

Paul Ward puts on his wellies and tackles January's garden chores.

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5th Jan 2017
Gareth Hargreaves
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January in the veggie patch

Gardeners, en garde! It's time to prepare for the year ahead!

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5th Jan 2017
Gareth Hargreaves
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Winter TLC for your lawn

Winter is one of the best times of year to give your lawn a bit of TLC to have it bouncing back in spring.

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6th Dec 2016
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Small details, big impact

Sprucing up your garden this autumn doesn’t need to be a big job; small changes can be just, if not more effective.

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8th Nov 2016
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Autumn essentials for your garden

Take advantage of the daylight hours left and prep your garden for the cooler winter months, ensuring a flowing bloom come spring.

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19th Oct 2016
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Four ways to make the most of bulbs this autumn

Prepare your garden this winter with these four top tips on planting a festive bloom.

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4th Oct 2016
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Five top tips on approaching a garden renovation

Garden designer Charlotte Rowe shares her five top tips for approaching a garden renovation and making the most of your outdoor space all year round.

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23rd Sep 2016
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