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December in the garden

The gardening is virtually done for another year but brave the cold, and save yourself some time in the spring.

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4th Dec 2018
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Autumn sowing in the veggie patch

Spring and early summer are not the only times of the year when we should think about sowing our vegetables.

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4th Oct 2018
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Season of fruitfulness

It's time to harvest and preserve your garden's crops, as well as gathering seeds for next year. We have all the advice gardeners need.

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20th Sep 2018
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Companion planting

Companion planting to keep harmful insects out of gardens is an old practice gleaned from years of experimentation and folklore passed down through generations.

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29th Aug 2018
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While the cat's away

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer explains what happens to your garden when you go on holiday.

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15th Aug 2018
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How to dry flowers

Dried flowers. There are many ways of drying fresh flowers, they look beautiful and bring your summer flower season indoors all year round.

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2nd Aug 2018
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Hosepipe bans and your garden

Maxine Farmer offers advice on how to manage your garden and plants through drought.

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23rd Jul 2018
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Don’t let your holiday ruin your garden

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer gives her top tips on getting the best out of your garden whilst you’re away on holiday.

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18th Jul 2018
Maxine Farmer
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Organic gardening tips

Don't throw away or compost banana skins, roses love them! Just put them straight onto the soil around the base of the rose and let them decompose naturally.

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10th Jul 2018
Rachael Hannan
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Fancy foliage for your garden

Foliage can play an important role in defining the character of your garden. Here are a few pointer to keep your foliage and fillers in tip top condition.

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3rd Jul 2018
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The magic of deep-shaded gardens

Having a large tree casting its shadow across your garden isn’t the end of the world according to expert Maxine Farmer.

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29th Jun 2018
Maxine Farmer
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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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