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Watering hanging baskets

Plenty of plants for hanging baskets will all need watering, so here are some ideas. 

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How to control and cut bamboo

To allow you to enjoy your bamboo without worry, choosing the right bamboo and knowing how to control it is important.

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Pond care in summer

Here’s how to take care of your pond in summer.

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How to prune Wisteria

When you know how to prune Wisteria, you will be able to keep it in top shape, with plentiful flowers and beautiful foliage.

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Why It Makes Sense to Feed Birds All Summer

Keep a few clean, well-stocked and well-maintained feeders out this summer to supplement wild bird food options during this busy and beautiful season.

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3 under-rated fruit and vegetables to grow

There are so many unusual and delicious fruit and veg to grow, and here are three of our favourites.

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Top 5 alternatives to box hedging

With box hedging under attack from pests and diseases, the search is on to find suitable replacements for our gardens. We have found five of the best alternatives to box hedging.

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What to do with garden waste

This is what to do with garden waste when you are clearing up or clearing out your garden.

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7 tips for low maintenance gardens

Here are our top 7 tips on low-maintenance gardening.

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How to grow topiary

Topiary is the art of training plants to take different shapes, and it’s a fascinating way to add your own unique touch to your garden. All you need is patience, a suitable plant and some sharp pruning shears. Here’s our simple guide to making your own topiary.

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Making your own compost

Have you ever considered making your own compost? Not only does it save money, it also means your garden becomes more sustainable and biodiverse. So, what does it take to make good compost, how to make it and how to use it?

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