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Garden Furniture Clearance

Outstanding value garden furniture sale It’s that time of year again when the warehouse has to be cleared for the artificial Christmas trees and you know what that means - GREAT VALUE GARDEN FURNITURE...
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STORE NOW OPEN 7 days a week 10:00 - 4:00 If you are planning on visiting the store please click here to read the 'Safe Shopping' guidelines. Don't forget our Barbecue Shop is one of the largest in...
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Why Do Leaves Turn Colour In Autumn?

Red, orange and gold leaves in autumn are one of natures spectaclesMost deciduous trees and some shrubs turn gorgeous shades of red, orange and yellow in the autumn just before they shed their leaves...
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September

Inspiration on what you can plant & sow at this time of year plus a guide to this month’s gardening jobs, including pruning & general maintenance, to keep your garden looking great.
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How To Plant Autumn Pots And Containers

Colour up your garden with some autumn bedding to last through the winterThe fickle phenomenon of fashion for some reason has dictated that summer bedding should be exclusive wear for container...
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How To Care For Your Lawn In Autumn

Reduce your carbon footprint
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How Do I Use Spring Bulbs To Add Some Colour Beneath My Deciduous Trees And Shrubs

Spring bulbs inject a shot of colour under deciduous trees and shrubsWhy not perk up a cheerless area under deciduous trees in the spring with some colourful bulbs. Once the trees come into leaf and...
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How To Make The Perfect Compost

Compost is an essential element for producing healthy soilComposting is one of the most important tasks you can carry out in the garden; it re-cycles kitchen waste and spent organic matter from the...
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How To Make A Magic Mulch For Your Garden

Mulching improves the soil, protects plants, saves money and workWhy go to the trouble of spreading mulch?Because it benefits the garden and the plants in so many ways:Suppressing weeds; it is worth...
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How To Help Our Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs, the gardeners friendHedgehogs are one of our most charismatic native mammals and they need our help. A survey commissioned by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and the People’s...
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A Winter Container Vegetable Plot

If you fancy growing your own veg this winter but haven’t got the space, why not have a container garden instead. There are a number of vegetables that will grow in pots if fed & watered & not all of...
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Autumnal Acers

The changing colour of leaves in autumn is caused by the shift in concentration of three photosynthetic pigments in the leaves, brought on by reduced daylight hours and lower temperatures. The three...
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How To Stay Safe In The Garden

Avoid that accident by following these few easy tipsOver 300,000 people are injured each year in the garden, over a third of them are children with men being the next highest group. Men and women in...
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How To Preserve Apples

'Prima'
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How To Grow Scrumptious Apples

Apples trees give interest in the garden from spring to autumnAnyone can grow an apple tree no matter what the size of your garden. There are varieties suitable for an orchard or a pot on the patio...
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How to protect tender plants over winter

Bring a taste of the tropics to your garden Many of us love the taste of the tropics when it comes to our gardens but unfortunately the downside is that these plants have to be protected from the...
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What fresh home-grown vegetables can I have over winter?

Follow our tips to be self sufficient in winter Winter usually means we abandon the garden, batten down the hatches and hibernate indoors. It also usually means if you want a good choice of vegetables...
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How to heat your outdoor space

Use your outdoor space to the max with an open fire The face of modern gardening is changing, few of us have time to tend a traditional quintessential English garden. Many of us are opting for...
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What Seeds Should I Be Sowing In Autumn?

Autumn sown seeds give you fresh veg in winter and an earlier spring cropYou can sow some seeds in autumn to crop earlier the following year, therefore prolonging the cropping season. Some need to be...
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How To Make The Most Of Autumn Leaves

Free soil conditioner from fallen autumn leavesAfter we have enjoyed the flaming autumn spectacle put on by gorgeous deciduous trees the leaves start to fall and become a nuisance. They clog drains...
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How To Grow Bedding Cyclamen In The Garden And Indoors

Brighten up winter with a patch of colourful cyclamenCyclamen persicum, the Persian cyclamen, has been improved to be longer lasting, to have more flowers and a larger range of colours than the...
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How To Maintain Your Greenhouse

Spring clean the greenhouse ready for those first seedlingsAs the Christmas pudding and the mince pies are settling nicely around the waist it is the ideal time to get to grips with the greenhouse...
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How To Grow Tempting Tulips

Tulips are the essential flower for a shot of brilliant spring colourWho doesn’t have room for a splash of spring colour from even a tiny pot of tulips? Plant a river of colour or pop a pot onto the...
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How To Grow Japanese Maples

Japanese maples give outstanding autumn colourThey belong to the Acer family and are small to medium deciduous trees, which grow either upright or in a dome shape. They originate from Japan, North and...
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How To Grow Bountiful Blackberries

Blackberries are easy to grow, food for free in autumn and nutritiousThe humble blackberry considered to be a weed by so many is one fruit which almost always never fails to give a generous crop...
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How To Look After Your Garden Pond Over Winter

Tidy the pond for winter and start spring with a healthy pond and fishDon’t neglect your garden pond or water feature in autumn when you are preparing the garden for the winter shut-down. Not looking...
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How To Plant Spring Bulbs

Have a sensational spring display with just a few pots of bulbsPlant them in time for a wonderful Spring display...Spring-flowering bulbs can be planted from September through December. What a nice...
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Fantastic Fungi

Mycorrhizal fungi leads to bigger, stronger plants and better yieldsPlants formed a symbiotic relationship with fungi approximately 500 million years ago. Gardeners can utilise this relationship to...
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How To Utilise A Glut Of Apples

Versatile apples can be served sweet or savoury or as a Halloween treatApple Rubinola (pictured above)
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How To Keep The Slugs And Snails Off Your Vegetables

Slugs and snails can ravage your vegetables - so take action!In the height of the season slugs are a real problem and can decimate your vegetable crop so you need to be really vigilant about dealing...
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