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Apr 25
May
BY Julie Parker
Azalea
After a little warmer weather recently, the beginning of the month looks changeable with wetter weather due in the south & more promising drier weather in the north & west probably accompanied by overnight frosts. The weather in the second half of the month is similar but with temperatures increasing to just above average especially in the north & spells of heavy rain in the south.... READ MORE
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Apr 23
BY Angela Slater
Herbaceous border, Holehird, Lakeland Horticultural Society, Windermere
Grow majestic phlox in the border along with old roses and campanulas Herbaceous border at Lakeland Horticultural Society garden, Holehird, Windermere (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 20
BY Angela Slater
mixed herbaceous border at Holehird Gardens, Lakeland Horticultural Society
Hardy geraniums are one of the easiest most troublefree perennials Herbaceous border at the Lakeland Horticultural Society Holehird Gardens, Windermere (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 20
BY Angela Slater
Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'
Follow these hints and tips to prevent unsightly mildew Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet' (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 19
BY Angela Slater
Aubretia growing over a stone wall with tulips
What better to herald the arrival of spring than a cascade of purple You know spring has arrived when you see walls covered in a purple waterfall of Aubretia. This alpine member of the Brassica family needs full sun and dry conditions so is ideal to plant in the top of a wall where you will see it to its best advantage, cascading down the sides. It looks fantastic grown with bright yellow Alyssum... READ MORE
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Apr 18
BY Angela Slater
herbaceous border, Levens Hall, Cumbria
Spring is here, summer is coming so now is the time to start growing Levens Hall, Cumbria (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 17
BY Angela Slater
earth worms
Look after your soil; worms are vital to life The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) has teamed up with The Wildlife Trusts to create Wild About Gardens which celebrates wildlife gardening and encourages gardeners to consider wildlife when planning and carrying out every-day gardening activities. The RHS, established about 210 years ago, is the leading gardening charity which inspires, encourages... READ MORE
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Apr 16
BY Angela Slater
elephant graphic in flowers
Get kids interested in gardening by planting a whole host of animals Ever thought of having lions and tigers in the garden? Well now you can with Lion’s Ear and Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’ or how about some Elephant’s Ears? Anything that gets children interested in gardening and the natural world has to be a good thing and growing plants named after their favourite animals might just be the thing that... READ MORE
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Apr 16
BY Angela Slater
children's hands holding pink flower heads
Make your garden a safe haven where kids can play and grow their own vegs Engaging your child with the natural world is becoming more important than ever, as in this technological world we are becoming more and more distanced from nature, the elements and from taking even a modest amount of exercise. Engaging your child in the natural wonders of the garden can lead them to also becoming curious... READ MORE
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Apr 13
BY Angela Slater
black and white collie dog resting on pink phlox flowers
Make your garden dog friendly and avoid any future problems If you keep dogs then you will probably have to resign yourself to the fact that you’re never going to have a perfect garden, but there are several steps you can take to keep your pet safe and the garden looking as good as possible. First of all you need to secure the garden to prevent your pet from escaping. For a large active dog you... READ MORE
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