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Lighten the darkness

By On January 22, 2018

This week, Nigel Colborn advises gardeners on growing winter aconites. He believes they can lighten up gardens with help from the weak winter sunshine and common varieties are easy to grow. This… Read More

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MARTYN COX: Sunflowers will brighten up your garden

By On January 21, 2018

Anyone wanting to brighten up a slightly shaded spot should seek out Disporum cantoniense ‘Moonlight’, a compact perennial with arching stems clothed with green and white leaves. This post comes from the… Read More

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Our guide to which flowers are the height of fashion

By On January 20, 2018

Constance Craig Smith spoke to the country’s leading seed companies for their predicted plant trends of 2018. They predicted a demand in wild-inspired and edible flowers. This post comes from the RSS… Read More

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Monty Don’s tips to protect your plot 

By On January 20, 2018

This week, Monty Don gave gardeners advice on protecting their gardens from winter weather including snow. He advised investing in a horticultural fleece to avoid exposure to the cold. This post comes… Read More

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Nigel Colborn’s essential jobs for your garden this week

By On January 15, 2018

This week, Nigel Colborn advised gardeners on how they can ensure their garden is wildlife friendly. He also shared the best practice for growing plants in pots whilst minimizing the chance of… Read More

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Paradise found: Islamic gardens

By On January 13, 2018

Monty Don shared an insight into the world’s Islamic gardens ahead of his new BBC2 series Paradise Gardens. He says many of the plants grown today were introduced by the Arabs. This… Read More

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Hardy, hearty heroes: Succulents

By On January 8, 2018

This week, Nigel Colborn advises gardeners on how planting succulents can add value to their garden as well as look beautiful even as a dormant houseplant. He advises starting a collection now.… Read More

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Why every garden needs winter flowing violas

By On January 6, 2018

TV presenter and gardening expert Monty Don says winter-blooming violas like pansies and violets that survive even in the coldest conditions are essential to any garden this winter time. This post comes… Read More

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Britain's best winter gardens

By On January 6, 2018

In the past decade there’s been a growing appreciation of the charms of winter colour and fragrance, and there are now dozens of spectacular winter gardens to visit across Britain. This post… Read More

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Why not resolve to take a gardening course in 2018? 

By On December 30, 2017

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to grow a wider range of plants, redesign your garden or learn how to draw the flowers in your borders, you can pick up the skills… Read More