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Garden Care

How do you prune Roses & when’s the best time?

A gardeners guide to how and when to prune roses to get the most out of your blooms.

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Shrubs & Trees

Scented evergreen climbers

Recently, I needed to cover a trellis to the front of my property. Wanting privacy and increase appeal, I wrote a list of scented evergreen climbers.

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Shrubs & Trees

When to prune Weigela for more flowers

Beautiful garden shrubs: Weigela. Variegated foliage and masses of foxglove flowers in shades from red to white.

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The Pondering Gardener

Hypertufa Planters – How to Make [Ultimate Guide]

Making your own hypertufa pots and stone effect trough couldn’t be easier. The effects are truly stunning and very cheap to construct.

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Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Fruiting Cherry trees

A quick guide to fruiting cherry tree varieties to grow in your garden

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Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Growing hardy figs in the UK

Here in the UK, Fig trees can survive temperatures as low as -10C, produce bountiful crops of highly nutritious fruit and look great as a focal point in any sized garden.

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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.

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Recommended Flowers

Growing Canna – what do you need to know?

The Canna is a very popular, tropical relative of the banana. With striking flowers and amazing leaves, it’s a good idea to ensure you’re offering the best growing conditions for your Canna.

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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

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 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?