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What to do about garden weeds

Sooner or later, every gardener has to get to grips with weeds. Sometimes called ‘plants in the wrong place’, weeds tend to turn up just where we don’t want them in our gardens. They compete with plants for water and nutrients, and can quickly spread and take over in a garden. While it’s never going to be possible to eradicate weeds, there are steps you can take to get them under control, and the first step is to understand how weeds grow.

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Plants that thrive in the bathroom

If you've seen plants that thrive in the bathroom the numerous photographs on social media showing an abundance of plants in bathrooms you might be wondering how you can make your bathroom into a paradise of plants. It is so relaxing to green up the bathroom and take a show amongst your very own jungle. Or perhaps a long soak until some hanging plants. It is also surprisingly easy to convert your bathroom into a showering haven where you can soak and relax among the plants after a hard day. Here are our top suggestions for plants that will grow well in the humidity of a bathroom and look great at the same time.

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Garden plant of the moment: Clematis

With so many different clematis varieties available, there’s one in flower just about every month of the year, and right now, it’s the turn of the spring-flowering clematis to dazzle with their display of gorgeous blooms.

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Top ten Easter gardening ideas

Your Easter weekend will be an enjoyable time with these top ten Easter gardening ideas.

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Flower of the month: Gerbera

It is time to celebrate the sunny Gerbera, one of those plants that can uplift a garden, patio or balcony. With its vibrant colours and length of flowering, it is a must for any gardener who wants a zing of zest that's easy caring. Did you know that Gerbera's are great for bees and butterflies? We've put together this information to help you grow some sunny Gerbera's.

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Tips to make a moss picture frame

A moss picture frame can look like an exquisite work of art and bring a fair amount of both greenery and life into a home. Some moss walls aren't real and use fake moss to create the look, but we've put together our top tips to help you create the perfect actual moss picture frame.

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15 x gardening tips for April

As the weather warms up, things are starting to get busy in the garden. To help you keep on top of things, we’ve put together our top 15 April gardening tips. Give your garden a bit of love and attention now, and you’ll have all summer to enjoy the fruits of your efforts.

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Houseplant of the month: Campanula

Campanulas are a welcome sight in our gardens in summer. With their beautiful bell-shaped flowers in shades of white or soft pink, sky-blue or rich purple, these cottage garden classics flower for weeks on end. But did you know you can also grow campanulas indoors? Pick the right ones, treat them kindly, and they’ll reward you with months of beautiful blooms on your windowsill. Find out everything about the houseplant of the month: Campanula.

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How to grow dahlias

There’s no such thing as a shy dahlia. They’re the party animals of the plant world, with attention-grabbing flowers in all colours, shapes and sizes. They flower for months, too, so when everything else in the garden is starting to fade in late summer, they’ll still be going strong. Find out how to grow dahlias.

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Top 5 reasons to grow conifers

Conifers have been used in gardening for many years. From vast landscapes to smaller gardens. You find conifers in parks and botanic gardens, out in the wild of the land and everywhere in between. At times over the years, they have even been given a bad reputation but not only are they great for structure, colours and texture but they can complement gardens very well. Here are our top 5 reasons to grow conifers.

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10 ways to get started in organic gardening

Nowadays we’re all looking for ways to garden more organically, using fewer manufactured chemicals and creating a healthy ecosystem in our gardens. Making an organic garden doesn’t happen overnight, but with a few changes to your gardening habits, you’ll soon see the benefits. Here are our top 10 tips on preparing your vegetable garden for organic growth this year.

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Welcome spring into your garden

It is time to welcome spring into your garden with an abundance of much-needed colour from spring bulbs and tree blossom. The garden birds start to sing, and it’s time for wildlife to wake up from the colder months gone by. As the trees and hedgerows begin to green up and seedlings are growing in the greenhouse, this time of year is a welcome treat of hope for the warmer months ahead.

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