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Garden plant of the moment: Rose

It’s a symbol of love, and the subject of sonnets, but above all, the rose is one of our most popular and beautiful garden plants. Despite their elegant appearance, roses are surprisingly tough and easy to grow, and there’s one to suit every garden.

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Create Your Own Japanese Garden

Japanese gardens have their own very distinct style and many elements can be incorporated into any size garden, which is great news for all of use, since Japanese gardens create a relaxed, zen-like feel to the garden. A great deal of this style if about enjoying and appreciating the wonders of nature whilst ensuring that not all parts of the garden can be seen all of the time. This gives it a feeling of mystery and tranquillity.

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Better together: tips on companion planting

Companion planting lets your plants help each other to grow strong and healthy, with less need for chemicals and pesticides. Find out which plants work well together.

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What to do in the garden in May?

May’s a busy month in the garden. Summer’s just around the corner and everywhere you look, plants are flowering and bees are buzzing. When the sun shines, there’s nothing better than a garden in May, so here are a few tips to get your garden looking its best.

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Houseplant of the month: Tillandsia

The Tillandsia is quite an interesting tropical treat.  Most have only a few or no roots at all, but gather their nutrients from the air through their leaves. It is therefore that Tillandsias are also known as ‘Air Plants’. Most Tillandsias are epiphytes or lithophytes: they grow on trees or rocks.

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Top 5 houseplants to fill up corners

Do you have that awkward corner in your house that you just don’t know what to fill it with? Or perhaps you have a shady or sunny corner that would suit a plant but you don’t know which one to choose. These top 5 houseplants will do just the trick for many corners in your home.

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Ideas to celebrate National Gardening Week 2019

National Gardening Week this year is from 27th April to 5th May and it is the nation’s biggest celebration of gardening. This great week is to encourage everyone to share the love and enjoyment of growing home-grown produce in the garden or down the allotment. The Royal Horticultural Society has set the theme as Edible Britain and will be celebrating all things grow your own throughout the week. But what can you do to help spread the word about the benefits of growing your own?

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Attracting frogs into your garden

You don’t have to be a princess to love a frog – gardeners love them too. Frogs are fantastic at pest control, even eating slugs and snails, so it’s well worth making your garden a frog-friendly place.

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Home trend: 4 x stair and hallway decoration

The entrance to your home and the hall is a major part of the home. It’s what you see when you get home from a day’s work, its where visitors enter and the staircase is the entrance to your bedrooms and time to relax. So all of that space should be maximised and can be spruced up with gorgeous plants to make inviting spaces to suit your house style. Have a read of some of our ideas below to see if you are inspired to create something special with your stairs and hallway.

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How to reuse and recycle your old garden pots?

Plastic use is a big problem and one that we can all help to minimise by doing our bit. There is a lot of plastic usage in the horticultural industry but just about everything can be reused or recycled in numerous ways both in the garden and at home. It’s a great way to ensure plastic doesn't go to landfill and saves money at the same time.

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