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Growing fruit in pots

You don’t need a big garden to grow your own fruit, just a pot on a sunny patio or balcony. Choose the right plants, follow a few simple steps, and you’ll soon be enjoying delicious harvests of your own fresh-picked fruit. 

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How to grow sempervivums

Sempervivum means ‘always alive’, and it’s a good description of these attractive and easy to grow succulents

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Top 5 Alliums to Grow

These top five alliums to grow will fill your garden with pretty colourful spring and early summer colours each year. 

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Wildlife that’s good for your garden

Here are a few to look out for and some tips on encouraging wildlife in your garden.

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How to store autumn harvests

Are you wondering how to store autumn harvests? Autumn harvests are some of the most delicious and there are many ways to store them. Here are our tips: 

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Planning next years spring bulbs

Start planning next years spring bulbs at the end of the summer and into early autumn and you will be ready and prepared for a gorgeous spring display for the following spring.

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Balcony gardening

Small but beautiful balcony gardens can be a beautiful space for you to enjoy, as well as a haven for bees and other pollinators in urban environments.

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How to weave your own wattle edging

Wattle fencing has been around for centuries. It’s done by weaving thin branches through poles to make panels, and it goes right back to Neolithic times, so it’s a well-tried technique! Use a low wattle fence to define the edge of a bed and make a good wind barrier to protect young seedlings.

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How and when to prune hedges

The question of how and when to prune hedges is a frequent question asked by many gardeners, both experienced and less so. There are different pruning methods for different times of the year and plants, but this step by step guide should give you a good idea of what to do and when. There are many resources online and plenty of help in store as well. 

Established and informal hedging 

Hedging that is well established will need maintenance pruning most...

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Top tips for growing fruit trees

A fruit tree adds so much to a garden. Many make superb ornamental trees with their beautiful spring blossom, and some can even be grown in a large pot on a patio or balcony. Plus, you get to pick and enjoy your own home-grown fruit! To get you started, here are our top tips on growing fruit trees.

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Prepare the garden for autumn

Time to prepare the garden for autumn, even though it is still summer! Gardening always means looking towards the seasons ahead and being prepared for what to grow, what weather will be coming and what might need protecting. It is good to make plans and even write a list of what needs to be done. Here is our guide to getting on track with the months heading into autumn. 

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15 garden tips for September

The days might be getting shorter but there’s still plenty to enjoy in your garden, with late-flowering plants and stunning autumn foliage setting the garden aglow with colour. It’s time to harvest the veg, tidy up the beds and start thinking ahead to next spring. Here are our top 15 gardening jobs for September.

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