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Peonies – 6 Fun Facts & 5 Essential Growing Tips

The peony is a famed ornamental flowering plant in the genus Paeonia. Their stunning, voluminous blooms are on show for a short season each year running from late spring through to early summer. They’ve long been a favourite of many a gardener and the best floristry...

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How to Grow Calatheas

Calathea is one of the prettiest tropical houseplants from the Marantaceae family that you can have in your home or office. If you want to create a jungle feel in your home, then you simply have to include some leafy Calathea plants. All of them require similar care,...

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Gardening blogs for the whole family

What better way to get your kids excited and interested in the garden than inviting them to get their hands dirty? To help you pique their interest in all things green-fingered we’ve ploughed the internet for some great ideas to get your kids outdoors and digging. The...

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10 awesome allotment blogs

There’s an allotment revival going on at the moment. And it’s no wonder. Growing your own helps you eat better and cheaper, get fit, and spend quality time outdoors with friends and family. If you fancy grabbing a piece of the ‘good life’ for yourself, then have a...

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Ten top YouTube gardening channels

With so many sources of online gardening help, advice and information to turn to, it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you sort the good from the not so good, we’ve checked out a plethora of gardening YouTube channels for the quality of their content....

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Choosing the Right Plants for Growing on and Around Patios

Introduction – How to choose the right plants for your patio Adding an element of life to your patio area is a great idea. It makes the space feel different – not only will plants add colour, but they make a space feel alive. But how do you make sure you are selecting...

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Perfect gardens: tips for growing veg

Decided to try to grow your own? Growing veg in your garden takes less effort than you might think and is a cost-effective way to enjoy delicious herbs, fruit and vegetables.  To help you take your first steps, some of our favourite gardening bloggers have kindly...

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What to do when your plugs arrive

We’re so pleased to see so many photos on social media of the plug plants that you’re receiving in the post. Some customers - perhaps those of you who are turning to your gardens during this time of social distancing and self isolation - are asking us about what to do...

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