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Efficient, affordable September gardening tips

Gardening

There’s bargains at garden centres, plum trees to prune and plant flowering bulbs for next year. Check out our September gardening tips.

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Grow your own mushrooms

Gardening, Home & Lifestyle

Mushrooms are easy to grow at home and they provide a delicious, nutritious source of protein....

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Fool proof August garden checklist

Gardening

Paul Ward reviews our August garden checklist and provides a nudge on the jobs we ignored last month....

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Blooming wonderful August gardening tips

Gardening

John Kane highlights the main jobs in the garden in August from deadheading to pruning.

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Create simple water vole habitats in your garden

Gardening

It's easy for gardeners to create a refuge for the UK's declining water vole population and other wildlife....

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Create a stunning wildflower haven in your garden

Gardening

Wildflowers in your garden offer a low maintenance pop of colour throughout summer and help nature too. Here are four tips to help you...

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The garden in July

Gardening

Your garden is probably looking pretty good right now. July is a month of colour and a chance to put one’s feet up but as Paul Ward points out, there is still much to do.

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Caring for larch bonsai trees

Home & Lifestyle, Gardening

The very beautiful Larch or larix varieties are the staple diet of bonsai growers around the world over....

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Winning July gardening tips

Gardening

John Kane talks borders and watering in his rundown of July gardening tips. Plus, how to keep your perennials at their most colourful....

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The magic of deep-shaded gardens

Gardening

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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Fool proof summer gardening tips

Gardening

Your outdoor space will never overwhelm you with these simple summer gardening tips....

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Allotment etiquette expert tips

Gardening

Planting and growing your own vegetables can be a hugely rewarding experience, here's our guide to allotment etiquette...

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Sustainable gardening

Gardening

Sustainable gardening is all about making the most of what you have, working with the natural environment and bringing a diversity of vegetables and flowers into your patch, writes Sarah Divall.

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How to build raised beds

Gardening

Raised beds have aesthetic value as design elements in your garden but they are extremely practical too as this short guide illustrates. ...

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5 Ways to save water in the garden

Gardening

Water wastage is a huge issue in the UK and our garden could be huge drain on our water resources. Here, Scott Hawthorne shares five tips...

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April in John’s garden

Gardening

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

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Create your own ornamental kitchen garden

Gardening

Planting a kitchen garden is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to embrace spring....

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Top tips: starting an allotment

Gardening, Hobbies

If you're starting an allotment take time to plan before you start. Gavin Keir outlines the importance of planning when approaching your...

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Gardening – February spring clean

Gardening

Gardening – February spring clean. All jobs that will ensure your oasis of calm is in tip top shape for spring

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January garden chores

Gardening

Now is the time to prune fruit trees and deciduous trees ready for Spring....

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December in the garden

Gardening

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

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While the cat’s away

Gardening

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

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Five tips for helping your lawn survive winter

Gardening

Simple tips to ensure your lawn is in perfect shape when spring finally arrives. ...

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10 golden rules for gardening success

Gardening

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...

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8 ways you could be breaking the law in your own garden

Gardening

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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Top tips to help your garden Spring into life

Gardening

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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How to make a Christmas centrepiece

Gardening

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

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How to pick the perfect real Christmas tree

Gardening

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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Make your own indoor woodland wreath

Gardening

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

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Top tips for growing your own through winter

Gardening

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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All the hydrangeas and none of the hassle

Gardening

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

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Grow your own evergreen centerpiece

Gardening

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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Wisteria hysteria

Gardening

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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Winter TLC for your lawn

Gardening

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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Small details, big impact

Gardening

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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Autumn essentials for your garden

Gardening

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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Four ways to make the most of bulbs this autumn

Gardening

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

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Five top tips on approaching a garden renovation

Gardening

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

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Jo Whiley’s 5 top tips to making a musical garden

Gardening

An alternative approach to creating a majestic garden, Jo Whiley shares her 5 top tips for making your garden sing! ...

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Simple effective organic fertiliser recipes

Gardening

Simple and cost effective, organic fertiliser recipes that will see your plants flourish

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Grow your greens

Gardening

Save money on your weekly shopping by using this simple step-by-step guide to grow your own portable salad planter...

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Edible shrubs

Gardening

Shrubs with edible fruit make a great feature for your garden while also delivering some delicious berries and colour....

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Preparing the garden for winter

Gardening

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

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Winter colour in your garden

Gardening

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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Gardening tips for autumn

Gardening

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

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Top 10 tough plants

Gardening

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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Your garden – luck or judgement?

Gardening

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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Fruit border

Gardening

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

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Eggs shells for organic composting

Gardening

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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Swap your hedge for veg with Chris Beardshaw

Gardening

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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Common soil problems

Gardening

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

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Edible flowers

Gardening

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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Gardening jobs in March

Gardening

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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Gardening at harvest time

Gardening

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

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National Trust gardens near you

Gardening

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

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Container gardening

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...

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Raised bed boost for summer garden

Gardening

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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Australian Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

Gardening

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

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Cultivating Garden Shrubs

Gardening

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

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Caring for bamboo in your garden

Gardening

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

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Lawn care tips

Gardening

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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Garden housework for May

Gardening

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

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November gardening guide

Gardening

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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Autumn garden tasks

Gardening

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

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Autumn garden – preparing for winter

Gardening

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

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Britain’s gardeners get growing

Gardening

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

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Poisonous plants in your garden

Gardening

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

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Soggy summer gardening tips

Gardening

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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Refresh your garden

Gardening

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

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Train houseplants to thrive

Gardening

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

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Hosepipe bans and your garden

Gardening

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

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Gardening for you & your pets

Gardening

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

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Spring garden jobs: annuals & perennials

Gardening

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

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Spring gardening

Gardening

Organic gardening growing advice for March and April - and how to manage your planting and pets....

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New Year gardening resolutions

Gardening

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

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Gift guide: Gardening essentials

Gardening

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

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The best colours for spring and summer garden planning

Gardening

In the style of the best fashion reviewer, gardening expert Maxine Farmer shares her favourite colours from this year's gardening...

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Best tips for growing aubergines

Gardening

Eggplant, Aubergine or Brinjal growing tips....

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Garden maintenance jobs in May

Gardening

Now is the time to start scheduling your gardening activities and tasks for May.

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Garden plants that attract birds

Gardening

Generally, most gardeners will choose the plants for their garden based on colour, fragrance, or any number of other criteria....

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