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31 Oct

Pruning Perennials…

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It’s not just trees and shrubs that need pruning in your garden. Perennials will produce better quality flowers if you prune them regularly. Some perennials are evergreen so they don’t need pruning and will look fantastic whilst dormant in the winter. Other perennials however can be damaged by a lack of pruning… Deadheading… The majority [...]

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Published Date: 31 Oct 2011
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31 Oct

Time to Prune Ramblers and Climbing Roses!

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Get more blooms from your climbing and rambling roses by pruning them this time of year. It’s been a good season for roses across britain, with an early start in late spring and a final flush in late summer. Climbing and rambling roses quickly cover walls and fences but can become overgrown. Prune them harshly [...]

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Published Date: 31 Oct 2011
Category: Roses and Shrubs
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30 Oct

A Halloween Themed Garden For The Whole Family!

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The best way to get children involved in gardening is to get them to create something. Halloween coincides with the last of the mild weather before winter really sets in – so get out into the garden and make some Halloween decorations! Pumpkins are the obvious choice and this year why not try to use [...]

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Published Date: 30 Oct 2011
Category: Garden Ideas
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29 Oct

October Garden Checklist!

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As autumn starts descending into winter, it may be harder to get out into the garden to keep up maintenance. Take advantage of a mild day and finish the jobs listed below to prepare for colder weather and a dormant garden. 1. Clear up fallen autumn leaves. Use the leaves to create some leaf mould [...]

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Published Date: 29 Oct 2011
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29 Oct

Lacking Space? Add Colourful Pot Plants!

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Whether your garden is a little on the small side or you only have a balcony or patio, there’s always a way to make the most out of your outdoor space. You don’t need a large garden to make a big impact with our fantastic autumn and winter flowering plants. Our gardens are usually bursting [...]

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Published Date: 29 Oct 2011
Category: Autumn Bedding
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27 Oct

Why Test Your Soil?

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It’s extremely important to know what type of soil you have before buying plants for your garden. There are six possible soil types… Chalky Soil Usually found in South East of England. Brilliant drainage because of the chalky particles. Alkaline soil may cause issues as it restricts planting. Clay Soil Full of nutrients to benefit [...]

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Published Date: 27 Oct 2011
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25 Oct

Welcome Pollinators Into Your Garden!

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Our garden pollinators are at their lowest number ever. Help butterflies, hover-flies and bees to grow in number by adding a little wildlife to your garden! Bees, Hover flies and Butterflies pollinate 80% of plant species in Europe, including fruit, vegetables and some biofuel crops. Without their pollinating abilities we wouldn’t be able to afford [...]

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Published Date: 25 Oct 2011
Category: Wildlife
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23 Oct

October’s Fruit & Veg Growing Guide!

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Published Date: 23 Oct 2011
Category: Fruit and Vegetables
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23 Oct

The Best Bulbs for Pots!

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One of the many benefits to planting bulbs is how versatile they can be. Naturalise them around your garden for a wild, care-free look, plant them neatly  in beds or layer them in pots and containers. Pots and containers are ideal for small gardens, or brightening up a patio or balcony space. Bulbs will give [...]

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Published Date: 23 Oct 2011
Category: Bulbs Tubers and Corms
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17 Oct

Let Us Do The Hard Work for You This Christmas!

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This Christmas say it with flowers in a really special way. Christmas gifts are a perfect way for you to show your family and friends that you are thinking of them this festive season. Maybe you are going away this Christmas or you won’t be able to see all your friends and family, you may just want to avoid the [...]

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Published Date: 17 Oct 2011
Category: Flower Gifts
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