Design

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A Cottage Garden in Pots

Creating a cottage garden with fruit, flowers and vegetables in containers

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Little Orchard in July

A stylish country courtyard garden with beautiful planting around salvaged furniture and antique decorations

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Childs Seaside Themed Pots

A step-by-step creating seaside themed pots and display for children

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Lawn Care

Maintaining a lawn in top condition requires mowing, feeding, weed-killing, watering, aerating, scarifying & repairing

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Garden Designer Katie Rushworth

For green-fingered Yorkshire designer Katie, gardening comes as naturally as breathing

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Butterfly Plants

Plant nectar rich flowers to encourage butterflies, and help halt the decline of these lovely insects

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Planting a Spring Pot Step-by-Step

As March turns into April, plant up a pretty container with tulips, muscari and violas

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Waterhouse Lane in August

Summer flowers and tropical plants fill a small town garden, amongst salvage finds and recycled junk

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Children’s Gardens

A thoughtfully designed garden enriches a child’s early years with excitement, stimulation, mystery and discovery

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Designing an Intimate Retreat

Design an outdoor space as a sanctuary for escaping life’s pressures, somewhere special to unwind in the natural world

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Top Ten Summer Container Ideas

There’s no quicker way to brighten up patios, decks and terraces than with container planting

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St Ronans Road in August

Two tiny neighbouring town gardens are designed as outdoor living spaces to be enjoyed all summer long

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Water Features for Gardens

Water adds a touch of magic to gardens, a presence and sound that has the power to calm and soothe

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Salvage Treasures

Recycled junk, objets trouves and architectural artefacts create ornaments that give a garden character

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Picking a Garden Posie in January

It may be deepest winter, but there are a number of fragrant flowers to pick for indoors

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Step-by-Step Planting an Autumn Pot

A container of September flowers quickly gives a new lease of life to patios and terraces

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Perfect Lawns

A beautiful lawn is a joy, not only to walk on barefoot, but also as a tranquil space or foil to plants

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Garden Rooms with a View

Every garden, urban or rural, large or small, has potential for an eye-catching view: it just requires imagination

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Adding Drama

Well designed gardens include focal points created from foliage, flowers, furnishings and features

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Up The Garden Path

A path links, leads and lures, not only serving a practical purpose, but offering scope for imaginative designs & planting

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Garden Buildings

Practical, ornamental or whimsical, a garden building is one of the largest, most dominant features in a garden

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Cottage Garden Style

This decorative style inspires gardeners willing to experiment with a broad palette of plants and give nature a free rein

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Garden Lighting

Outdoor lighting adds a touch of magic to the simplest of gardens, infusing the space with depth and style, adding drama

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Colour in the Garden

Colour is an exciting and inspirational element of a garden, a powerful tool for creating different effects and moods

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Topiary For All Seasons

Amidst an unpredictable climate and fleeting flowers, topiary is a constant presence in the garden

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Perfect Parterres

Infinitely adaptable, parterres are equally at home in tiny courtyards as in large spaces, ancient or modern

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Winter Structure

By new year, gardens are mostly stripped of flowers, relying on permanent features and evergreens for interest

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Spring Containers

Nothing heralds spring better than flowers, with many of the brightest thriving in pots for weeks on end

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Big Ideas Tiny Spaces

A pint-sized outdoor space needs gallons of imagination if it is to avoid feeling cramped and claustrophobic

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Kitchen Garden Styles

Kitchen garden styles vary from potagers or parterres to traditional rows of vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers

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Front Garden Design

First impressions count at a house entrance, so front garden design must balance paths, flowers, parking and bins

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Celebrity Gardeners’ Tips

Tips from top designers and celebrity gardeners Chris Beardshaw, Raymond Blanc, Rachel de Thame, Alys Fowler, Andy Sturgeon, Kim Wilde

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Border Control

Five different herbaceous borders, peaking between late spring and autumn, with portraits of the star plants