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DIY Ideas: pressing flowers

You can press flowers easily which helps to keep their lovely colour and shape for years to come. Once you have pressed them, they can be used in decoration for things such as homemade cards or pictures for a personalised display at home or gifts for friends. Imagine being able to save some of your most precious flowers from the garden to have indoors all year? The process is enjoyable as well. There are a few different ways to press flowers so here is the book pressing method. 

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Guide to grow new plants from cuttings

If you enjoy plants, growing new plants from cuttings is a really easy way to enjoy getting even more plants for free. You can also divide plants and collect seeds which are all ways to make the most of what you already have and grow more of your favourites. Cuttings can be taken from many different plants and propagating in this way can have really good results, plus it is almost magical to see a new plant grow from a small cutting, so give it a go with our guide. 

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Top 7 Plants for Student Rooms

Universities have started again so you might as well add some greenery to your, or someone else's, student room. It's rather simple and easy, but plants definitely bring life into a place. Moreover, plants tend to purify the air and help you study better! Here are our top plants for student rooms.

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How not to make a mountain out of molehills

When you’ve spent long hours creating your perfect lawn, the last thing you want to see is a whacking great molehill spoiling your handiwork. So to help, here’s the lowdown on garden moles and what to do about them.

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Garden plant of the moment: Pieris japonica

Pieris japonica is a plant of many names. Also known as Japanese andromeda, flame of the forest or lily-of-the-valley bush, this striking evergreen shrub looks good all year round. With its attractive foliage and sprays of spring flowers, it’s a great low-maintenance shrub for shady gardens.

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Planting winter bedding and spring bulbs

As autumn begins and the days get shorter, nothing beats a bit of colour in the garden to dispel the pre-winter blues. Now’s the time to fill pots and borders with winter bedding for flowers through the cold weather, and of course, it’s also time to start planting spring bulbs for a fantastic display next spring. Here’s our simple guide to planting spring bulbs and bedding.

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What to do in the garden in September?

With the rich colours of autumn starting to glow, September is an especially lovely month for gardens. While the warm weather lasts, it’s time to gather in the harvest and start preparing the garden for the colder months ahead, as well as planning for the joys of another spring.

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Houseplant of the month: Anthurium

Looking for something to fill that empty corner? Look no further than our Anthuriums. Beautiful waxy colourful blooms & stunning green foliage, who could resist? Also known as a flamingo flower or a painter's palette, it will add a touch of elegance to your indoor space. What's more - Anthuriums aren't hard to care for & will thrive in your living space when given the right conditions! Available in pink, red & white blooms! (Whilst stocks last)

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Outdoor style: Vintage Gardens

Vintage gardens are a wonderful way to create memories and style by staging your garden into a vintage scene. You’ll need to carefully pick plants, flowers and accessories which will be your props to make a truly individual vintage garden. It takes a little time to get things just right but it is so much fun enjoying the process. 

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Top 5 things to store for your winter supply

When the colder days approach, along with harsher weather conditions and the garden goes to sleep for a short time, you may want to stay home some days in the warm with your feet up and watch a movie. It does mean, however, that you will need to think ahead to what food you will need over the winter months that you can gather from the garden or allotment now. This is a great time of year to start storing lots of fresh food to use up the produce you’ve grown and still enjoy it all winter long. 

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