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Charlie the Trug Maker

No gardener’s toolshed is complete without a trug, a versatile basket that weds practicality with simple beauty and 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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Planting a July Hot Pot

A step-by-step guide to planting a hot summer display in a copper pot

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Herb Hanging Basket in June

A step-by-step guide to creating a hanging basket filled with herbs

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Alpine Hanging Basket in May

A step-by-step guide to planting an Alpine hanging basket

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Planting a May Charity Find

A step-by-step guide to upcycling a charity shop find into a succulent display

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Planting an April Pot

A step-by-step guide to planting a pot for an April display

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Hanging Basket in September

A step-by-step guide to planting up a hanging basket in September

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Picking and Drying Flowers

A step-by-step guide to picking and drying garden flowers

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Lavender Wand Making

A step-by-step guide to creating lavender wands with freshly picked stems

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Christmas Table Decorations

A step-by-step of how to make natural Christmas table decorations with seedheads and dried garden flowers

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Child Planting Wheelbarrow

Step-by-step of a child planting a collectible wheelbarrow with succulents

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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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Combining Roses with June Perennials

Roses flower from spring, through summer, into autumn, with a wide range of planting companions

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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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David Austin and His Roses

Over 66 years, David Austin has bred many repeat flowering English roses with unrivalled colour and scent

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Seedheads for Winter Interest

As autumn deepens, ornamental seedheads emerge, as food for birds and structures for frost to dust

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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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Photographing Gardens

Garden photographs provide a lasting record of a fleeting moment, capturing its beauty for all time

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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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Step-by-Step Planting a Summer Pot

By July, some areas of the garden are looking tired, so plant a pretty pot to inject instant colour

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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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James Wong Profile

Gardener, TV presenter & author, James Wong’s fascination with plants is contagious

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Plant A Herb Container for Summer

Novice gardeners’ step by step guide to planting a pot in May, that by June supplies herbs

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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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Posies & Decorative Jars Step-by-Step

Flowers can be cut all year round for fresh posies, and teamed with recycled glass jars made pretty

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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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Plant Profile – Perennial Violas

With their smiling faces, violas are a sweet-natured perennial that no garden should be without

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Mother’s Day Posie Step-by-Step

With spring bulbs in flower, it’s an ideal time for the kids to pick a fresh garden posie for their Mum

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Flower Pressing

Flower pressing is making a comeback, not only as a children’s hobby, but also as a craft

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Cut Summer Flowers

Easily grown annuals and perennials provide fresh cut flowers for posies and bouquets well into autumn

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Mark Lloyd Chef and Forager

Mark Lloyd loves to forage for the wild berries, hips, fungi and nuts growing free in hedgerows

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Planting an Alpine Trough in May

Alpines are a charming miniature plants, flowering in troughs and rock gardens in spring and summer

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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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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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Spring Containers

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

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Child Planting Herb Bowl

A step-by-step of a child planting a miniature herb garden in a wooden bowl.

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Hitchin Lavender

Fragrant and purple in the summer sun, Hitchin Lavender fields peak in August with long rows of flowers to pick

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Heritage Seed Library

The Heritage Seed Library at Ryton Organic Gardens saves rare or threatened heirloom vegetables from extinction

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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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Bulbs for every month of the year

There are different bulbs to flower in winter, spring, summer and autumn, naturalised or in borders, beds or pots

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Autumn Colour

Autumn colour comes in the fall, not only in foliage tints or maple leaf colours, but also in late flowers, shrubs, berries and hips