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Veggies in the front garden?

Ditch the roses around the front door, try runner beans instead There’s a revolution going on in the world of vegetable growing, they are bang on trend with a younger generation of millennial...
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Technology versus Natural Environment

Use technology to make the outdoors more fun With the natural environment under pressure like never before, it’s important to strike a balance between the necessity of technology and the vital need to...
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How do we engage children with the outdoor environment?

Natural environment in crisis; start with the kids Hayes Garden World recently commissioned a survey to ascertain the extent to which children, and to some degree the parents, interact with the...
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March

The first half of March promises to be cold with an increased risk of ice, frost and snow showers especially in the south & east with the northwest seeing the best of any brighter weather although...
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How To Choose Your Artificial Christmas Tree

A good quality, realistic artificial tree can really enhance ChristmasWe have a wide choice of Artificial Christmas Trees in a variety of sizes & price brackets to suit every pocket, but how do you...
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World of Wonder 2019

The Christmas extravaganza is now open It’s that time of year when we open our wonderful world of Christmas, this year’s spectacular promises to be even better than usual. We have nearly every colour...
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Hayes Christmas Survey 2019

Survey data: Christmas tree trends, spending habits and what Brits really think about Christmas traditions We conducted research to gain insight into shoppers attitudes and habits this festive season...
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Gardening and nature apps for children

A walk in the countryside is beneficial on many levels but not always possible There is no substitute for experiencing the great outdoors first hand but sometimes the weather can be so bad that...
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Gardening activities for kids; how to make nature fun

Engaging with nature is easy, you don't need a garden or any skills Children love getting mucky, the gruesome and searching for bugs so any activity which involves these elements is sure to be a...
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Rainy day garden and nature activities for children

Don't let the rain stop you getting out and having fun A rain shower need not stop you getting outside for some fresh air, after all jumping into puddles need not be confined to the kids! All you need...
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Winter gardening with kids

Winter doesn't mean you have to vegetate; wrap up or garden indoors Just because its winter doesn’t mean that you and your little ones are confined indoors; all you need are a pair of wellies, warm...
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How to repot houseplants

Happy, healthy houseplants just need the right growing medium Houseplants vary in their requirements for survival so when it comes to potting compost there is no method which fits all; some need a...
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Easy plants for kids to grow

Growing plants helps kids concentrate, gets them outside and gives them their '5-a-day' Children are naturally curious and anything that combines this with getting mucky is a winner so why not...
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The BIG Hayes Christmas Charity Fundraiser

Need funds for your worthy cause? This year Hayes are throwing open the doors to selected groups of charities to come and fund raise in store on the 4 weekends running up to Christmas. We are looking...
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The Hayes Sparkly Christmas Survey - Win this Beautiful Christmas Tree

Have you ever wondered what other people love and hate about Christmas? How many trees they have in their house? Do we all eat turkey for Christmas dinner? Click here to take the survey. Well we are...
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World Of Pets

Our World of Pets & Aquatics is well worth a visit & makes a great trip out for the whole family! We have a great selection of freshwater & tropical fish plus a wide range of accessories to care for...
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How To Grow Currants; Black, Red And White

Blackcurrants are easy to grow, versatile and full of vitamin CBlackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) are native in northern Asia and central and northern Europe whereas redcurrants (Ribes rubrum) are common...
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How To Choose Spring Bedding Plants For Containers And Hanging Baskets

Plant your spring containers and hanging baskets with our easy guideNow that spring finally appears to be around the corner, lambs are in the fields, daffodils are out and the days are longer, why not...
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How To Grow Gooseberries

Gooseberries are delicious, easy to grow and full of vitamin CGooseberries (Ribes uva-crispa) are one of the easiest fruits to grow requiring very little maintenance, the major problem is gooseberry...
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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 Grow Summer Bulbs

Fill that gap in the border with a pot of colourful summer bulbsPlantingPlant as soon as the soil warms up; if you plant when the soil is too cold you run the risk of the bulbs rotting, and they won’t...
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How To Bring The Delights Of Spring Into Your Garden

Banish the winter blues with a blast of spring colourIf you love spring walks in the countryside or in your local parks & gardens then why not recreate that feel in your own garden? Bring the delights...
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What Do I Do When My Spring Bulbs Have Finished Flowering?

Have a superb show of bulbs in Spring by caring for last years bulbsSpring bulbs can finish flowering anytime between March and May. Do not cut the foliage off, it needs this to build up a store of...
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How To Grow Remarkable Rhubarb

Make space in your garden for a crown of healthy, versatile rhubarbRhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) has been used in Chinese traditional medicine for thousands of years, but only became popular as a...
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How to grow aubretia

What better to herald the arrival of spring than a cascade of purpleYou know spring has arrived when you see walls covered in a purple waterfall of Aubretia. This alpine member of the Brassica family...
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Heavenly Hellebores

Winter beautiesWhat everyone needs to pep-them up a this time of year is a spot of plant magic and what better plant group to do this than the hellebores?
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When Should I Plant My Potatoes?

First of the seasons new potatoes are easily grown with our planting guideNothing you buy in the supermarket can compare to the taste of your own home grown potatoes; especially the first new potatoes...
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Spring Stunners

MagnoliasTry to find room in your garden for some of the more blowsy bloomers of the spring.
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How To Grow Wonderful Wallflowers

Wallflowers create a vibrant, highly scented spring displayBiennial wallflowers (Erysimum cheiri) are wonderful for a spring display; easy to grow and smell delicious. Although classed as biennials...
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Grow Viburnum For Winter Scent And Colour

Viburnums are an essential plant for the winter gardenViburnums are an essential shrub for the winter garden, giving much needed scent and flower when there is little else. They are evergreen or...
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