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Tips, Tricks & How-tos

Five tips to get kids gardening

Children are always excited about being in the natural world, and express awe and curiosity. This natural affinity with the garden can keep children entertained for hours as they learn how to sow seeds, nurture and watch plants grow and learn where their food comes from. There are some really easy ways to get started and here are our top five.

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Create the ultimate outdoor living room

Making an outdoor living space in your garden gives you the best of both worlds – a place to enjoy being in nature and all the comforts of your living room at hand! There are many ways to turn an outdoor area into an extension of your home and here are a few of our favourite ideas.

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Top 5 climbers to grow

Many climbers can be great to encourage insects for birds and bats to eat plus provide resting and nesting spaces as well. Whichever climber you choose, it is sure to add interest and delight to your garden. Here's our top 5!

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Our top 5 drought-tolerant plants

Planting these top 5 drought-tolerant plants means they will thrive in dry conditions and longer hot summers. This will ultimately mean you can have a low maintenance garden to suit the environment.

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Attracting Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Season is Here! Learn how to attract these remarkable little birds to your garden with guest contributor, 
Myrna Pearman’s article, including a list of their favourite plants.

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5 easy vegetables to grow in containers

You don’t need a large space to grow vegetables - just a few pots in a sunny spot! Read our top tips on these five easy vegetables to grow in containers.

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Time to plant summer bulbs!

Now’s the time to plant summer bulbs for a garden filled with months of sensational colour! Here are our 4 favourites...

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How to grow tomatoes

Enjoy the delicious taste of your own home-grown tomatoes this summer, sun-warmed and picked fresh from the plant! Find out more about how to sow and grow your own tomatoes.

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Our favourite summer annuals to sow now

For fabulous summer colour that keeps on going well into autumn, it’s hard to beat summer annuals. These are our favourite summer annuals to sow now.

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Drip It When It’s Hot with Micro Irrigation

Conserve water and help your plants thrive, even in hot dry weather.

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Tips for a successful kitchen garden harvest

Get the best from your plants with our tips for successful harvests.

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Gardening with natural resources in mind

We’ve put together our top tips on gardening more sustainably, making the best use of our natural resources and avoiding waste.

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