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16 Apr

It’s National Gardening Week!

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The RHS has launched national gardening week to get Britain more involved with gardening. This week ties in with Britain in Bloom (read more about that here) and aims to show Britons the benefits of getting out in the garden! This year it’s the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics – there’s never been a better time [...]

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Published Date: 16 Apr 2012
Category: Garden Ideas
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14 Apr

Britain In Bloom!

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Many of you would have heard about the brilliant impact ‘Britain in Bloom’ has had on communities up and down the UK. It’s Britain’s best gardening campaign and can have a wonderful affect on your local area if you haven’t already experienced it. Gardening has many health benefits and joining forces with your neighbours can [...]

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Published Date: 14 Apr 2012
Category: Garden Ideas, Spring Bedding
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27 Mar

The Big Basket Challenge!

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Be rewarded for your gardening efforts by entering Gardener’s World’s Big Basket Challenge! Hanging baskets are a beautiful addition to any display and perfect if you have a small garden or want to brighten up the front of your home. If you want to try something different this year, why not create a basket to [...]

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Published Date: 27 Mar 2012
Category: Spring Bedding
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04 Jan

Your 2012 Gardening Event Calendar!

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Gardening creates a great sense of community between like-minded people. This year make that extra effort to get involved in gardening activities all over the country or in your local area. There are plenty of special days dedicated to the garden, take a look at our calendar below and get involved! January 28th-29th – Big [...]

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Published Date: 04 Jan 2012
Category: Gardening Advice
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31 Dec

The 2012 Big Garden Birdwatch!

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Your garden birds rely on you to provide them with a constant supply of food and water to get them through the winter. Summer’s bounty has deminished and birds often struggle to survive this time of year. Providing them with food and nesting sites is essential for their survival and to ensure your garden birds [...]

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Published Date: 31 Dec 2011
Category: Bird Care
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08 Aug

It’s National Allotment Week!

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Allotments are becoming increasingly popular for people of all ages. They provide a sense of community by connecting like-minded people and allow you to educate your children and grandchildren on the differences between home-grown and shop bought fruit and veg. Allotments first became popular as part of the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign started during the Second World War. By 1943, over a million [...]

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Published Date: 08 Aug 2011
Category: Fruit and Vegetables
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05 Apr

Green House Project – Go green with the START inititive!

The START inititive was launched by HRH The Prince of Wales a year ago to help people across the UK  lead more sustainable lives and to show what a more energy efficient, cleaner and healthier future could look like. What the campaign is trying to demonstrate is that environmental problems can seem really over-daunting  and [...]

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Published Date: 05 Apr 2011
Category: Gardening Advice
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03 Apr

Green House Project – The National Trust for Jersey Goes Green!

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Jersey Plants Direct is proud to be associated with The National Trust for Jersey’s pledge to go green in 2011. It is the Trust’s 75th anniversary this year, and they have pledged to go green in 12 easy steps each month of the year… The National Trust Pledges- In January the Trust installed insulation in [...]

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Published Date: 03 Apr 2011
Category: Wildlife
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18 Jan

The Big Garden Birdwatch!

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Are you able to identify your garden birds?   This time of year, there’s nothing more valuable to a common bird than your garden. When temperatures drop below freezing, the insects, berries and seeds that garden birds usually feast on will become off limits thanks to frost and snow. Providing them with food and nesting [...]

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Published Date: 18 Jan 2011
Category: Bird Care
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