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The Eco Garden

Snail predator Song Thrush & the UK

Encouraging more wildlife into our gardens can’t be a bad thing. Many species of birds, including the song thrush, insects and other animals will happily devour many of the pests that we usually radicate using pesticedes and other nasties.

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The Eco Garden

Wildlife garden

Sadenned by the destruction of the UK’s natural habits? Here are just a few methods for encouraging more wildlife into your garden.

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Indoor Plants

Looking after Orchids

The Phalaenopsis is by far the most common orchid available and also one of the toughest. Advice on looking after your orchid and getting the most out of it.

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Winter Garden

Winter container plants

Winter doesn’t have to be a miserable in the garden. A unique array of colourful possibilities. Plants for your winter container.

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Garden Care

Warming soil – The hot-bed method

What’s the best method for warming soil? The temperature of soil is an important factor for yielding a productive and early crop. Warm soil will speed up the growing process and give you a head start this Spring.

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The Dry Garden

Rock garden plants

Their is something hugely satisfying and comforting about the sight of miniature, hardy alpines in a rock garden weaving their carpets of colour around well placed stones. Here are some great alpine plants to try.

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Recommended Flowers

Long flowering garden plants

We all want to get the most out of the garden, so here are a few annual and Perennial plants that will provide you with many, many weeks of colour and great value for money.

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The Dry Garden

Sedums – low maintenance plants

For low maintenance, easy growers – you can’t beat Sedums. A few ideas for growing these succulent perennial plants.

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Recommended Flowers

Top 15 hardy tropical plants for the UK garden

Transform your suburban garden into the tropics. Many plants from tropical environments – perfectly hardy and will thrive in the UK.

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Garden for Health

Soft fruits for autumn planting

Autumn is a great time to plant soft fruits to get earlier crops for the next year or two. Here are a few suggestions of varieties to try, even if you are limited on space.

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The Eco Garden

Worms Bins

In these days of heightened environmental awareness, it is no wonder that more and more of us are making our own compost. Worm Bins – perfect for the small or non-existent garden.

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Garden Care

Dahlias – How to overwinter within the UK

Dahlia are tender perennials and must be protected from hard frosts. Here is a guide to storing Dahlia tubers during the coldest winter months and an answer to the question: can you leave dahlias in the ground over winter?