BEE AND BUTTERFLY GARDENING

BEE AND BUTTERFLY GARDENING

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A garden humming with bees and shimmering with brilliantly-coloured butterflies is full of life and beauty, the insects adding another dimension to...
BUILDING ARE GARDEN BUILDING

BUILDING ARE GARDEN BUILDING

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Having a small garden shed is quite common in many gardens especially in Ripley. However, a small shed in one of the garden’s corners will only suf...
BUILBS IN CONTAINERS

BUILBS IN CONTAINERS

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It's almost as if bulbs were invented for containers: they grow happily despite the restricted environment, look fabulous and come back year after ...
CHOOSING COMPOST

CHOOSING COMPOST

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Compost is a finely-balanced thing, a complex blend of minerals, nutrients and organic matter judged so your plants perform at their best. It's no ...
COMPANIONS PLANTING

COMPANIONS PLANTING

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Some combinations of plants just work well together. Tomatoes and basil, for example: not only do they look good, they make a perfect partnership i...
DISPLAYING ORCHIDS

DISPLAYING ORCHIDS

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Give your home a touch of truly exotic beauty with some of the dozens of orchids on offer in our garden centre. They're easier to grow than you'd t...
DISPLAYING YOUR HOUSE PLANTS

DISPLAYING YOUR HOUSE PLANTS

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When it comes to houseplants, there's no reason why you shouldn't put your garden design skills to good use in just the same way as you would any o...
EDIBLE HANGING BASKETS

EDIBLE HANGING BASKETS

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Hanging baskets make a bright splash of colour against a wall or fence, filled with brilliant scarlet pelargoniums or tumbling begonias. But don't ...
EVENING GARDENS

EVENING GARDENS

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When you're working all day, sometimes the only time you get to spend in your garden is after dark, especially in the autumn and winter when the da...
FIVE EASY VEG

FIVE EASY VEG

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When you're starting out with your new veg garden and trying to decide what to grow first, the sheer variety of vegetables that opens up to you whe...
GARDEN BUILDINGS DONT HAVE TO BE SHEDS

GARDEN BUILDINGS DONT HAVE TO BE SHEDS

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Garden sheds are considered to be a very convenient and practical addition to any garden. What with all the tools, machines, pots and garden furnit...
GETTING DAHLIAS THROUGH WINTER

GETTING DAHLIAS THROUGH WINTER

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Dahlias are among the loveliest of late-summer bulbs, flowering their socks off for weeks on end (especially if you dead-head them regularly to kee...