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Why you should grow amaranthus

‘Love Lies Bleeding’, the name most commonly used for Amaranthus caudatus, is a bushy, 5ft tall, half-hardy annual with distinctive flowers that cascade to the ground in dramatic, crimson tassels. In each of these fascinating tassels is a colony of tiny, tightly...

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Get kids gardening with Mr Men & Little Miss seeds

Gardening is a healthy and inexpensive way for children to learn and have fun. It gets them out into the fresh air - and many will develop an interest in healthy eating if they grow their own fruit and veg. The key to making it a positive first experience is to choose...

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5 things you need to know about tomatoes

Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly ripe, homegrown tomato, freshly picked and warm from the sun? They’re easy to grow from seed, and a couple of plants will produce hundreds of tomatoes to keep you supplied from mid-summer right through to autumn. If...

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7 wonderful ways to sow wildflowers

Wildflowers are a colourful, low-maintenance and cost-effective way to make your garden buzz with life. Particularly attractive to pollinators, they provide important food and shelter for a wide range of bees, butterflies and insects. What’s more, perennial...

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Tops Tips for Styling Your Garden 2020

The garden is an extension of your home so it’s worth styling it to create an outdoor space that reflects your lifestyle. Read our top tips for styling your garden without spending a fortune.

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8 Exotic fruits to grow in the UK

Think you can’t grow exotic fruit in the UK? Think again! Many people assume you need a heated greenhouse - but there are plenty of exotic fruit trees that will grow outdoors in our temperate climate. Bring a taste of the tropics to your garden with these easy-to-grow...

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Plan your garden for a stunning display

Would you love to bring your garden back to life with a joyful burst of scent and colour next spring? With a little organisation – a well-planned combination of spring bulbs, flowering shrubs, colourful perennials and instant-impact plug plants will help you replace...

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Advice for the new allotment holder

If you’re a new allotment plot holder, you may be feeling completely daunted by the large slab of ground you’ve just taken charge of. Where do you start? What should you do first?  Here are 8 helpful tips from some of the internet’s best allotment growers… 1: Make a...

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