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Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Three sisters vegetable gardening

An ancient and highly successful way of growing vegetables. The three sisters garden scheme is a balanced and attractive method that everyone must try.

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Indoor Plants

Growing Streptocarpus plants (Cape Primrose)

The streptocarpus, or Cape Primrose is an excellent addition to any windowsil or conservatory. It will provide plenty of orchid-like flowers for much of the year and is easy to grow.

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Gardening by Month

Vegetables seeds to sow during July

Here are a few tips and a list of vegetable seeds to try during July. Fill those wasteful gaps on your allotment this summer!

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Gardening by Month

Flower seeds to sow in July

July is not a month to be sitting on your laurels! Here is a list of seeds to sow and some practical advice to get the most out of your seedlings during this summer month.

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Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Growing vegetables in a small garden

Here are just a few suggestions of varieties of vegetables that you can easily grow in a small garden.

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Recommended Flowers

Hanging baskets for areas of shade

Add colour in shade with plants for hanging baskets. Consider both flowering and leafy plants that can tolerate the darkest parts of the garden.

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Gardening by Month

Vegetable seeds to sow in June

June offers plenty of opportunities to fill those empty spots on the allotment. Here is a list of vegetable seeds to sow during June.

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Recommended Flowers

42 Colourful flowers for your garden

Why not cheer yourself up this summer with an overdose of colourful flowers in your garden?

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Garden Care

Hedge & hedging plants – information for allotments

Hedges, Fences and walls can all serve similar purposes – marking and maintaining boundaries, keeping children or pets contained or to provide a greater sense of privacy. It is fair to say we are a little biased! But here are some good reasons for choosing a hedge.Hedges have greater ‘kerbside appeal’ offering beauty and interest in all seasons while softening the lines of buildings making houses look more in keeping with their gardens.

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The Eco Garden

Garden flowers for bees

Bees are in decline in most countries around the world. As gardeners, what flowers can we grow to encourage these important insects?

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Recommended Flowers

15 [Easy to grow] flowers

A list of common, easy to grow flowers for your garden this summer. For the first time gardener.

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Recommended Flowers

Growing Helleborus from seed

Winter flowering Helleborus are surprisingly easy to grow from seed. A highly rewarding long flowering perennial – attractive in the garden all year round.