1. How to care for roses

    How to care for roses

    Considered one of the most romantic flowers you can find, roses are also one of the most popular garden plants for a British horticulture enthusiast. You’d be surprised at how easy they are to grow too, while the array of different colours, fragrances and varieties make them one of the most rewarding flowers to host in your garden. Roses can...
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  2. How to control weeds

    How to control weeds

    Weeding is one of the most maligned jobs in the garden, but it’s one of the most important. Weeds compete for nutrients and can hugely impact the health of your plants and crops but there are many ways that we can make life easier for ourselves and cut down on the amount of work needed to keep the garden weed-free.
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  3. Garden furniture buying guide

    Garden furniture buying guide

    Buying a new piece of garden furniture is an exciting investment into spending more time enjoying your outside space – however you wish to use it. Whether you’re looking for a wooden bench for two or a resin weave suite for eight, there are lots of options to consider. Our furniture buying guide explores the most frequently asked furniture questions...
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  4. BBQ buying guide

    BBQ buying guide

    A little warm weather is all the excuse we need for hosting a BBQ – come rain or shine, the Great British pursuit of BBQ-ing is among the highlights of a great summer. Choosing the right BBQ that can handle your requirements is more than just a question of taste and the choice can seem a little overwhelming. Our BBQ...
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  5. Top 10 tips for caring for real Christmas trees

    Top 10 tips for caring for real Christmas trees

    Depending on size and variety, most Christmas trees will have been lovingly nurtured for over 5-10 years before being sold, so they deserve to continue being as well looked after. Here we explore some top tips to keep your Christmas tree looking beautiful throughout the festive season. When you first bring your cut tree home (before bringing inside), cut 3cm...
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  6. How to choose a real Christmas tree

    How to choose a real Christmas tree

    At Christmas time, we all fall into one of two camps...real or artificial tree? If you're a supporter of the traditional real tree you're in the right place! Buying a real Christmas tree often marks the start of the season and choosing from the types of trees available is an adventure all in itself. So how do you choose a...
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  7. How to attract wildlife to your pond

    How to attract wildlife to your pond

    Ponds make a lovely addition to any garden and they’re also a proven way of attracting wildlife. Often, even small ponds attract a wide range of visitors, from the obvious frogs and newts to the perhaps more unexpected hedgehogs and birds. Attracting frogs Frogs love the UK’s weather, so if you’re a froggy fan, you’re living in the right place...
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  8. How to make your garden wildlife friendly

    How to make your garden wildlife friendly

    Beneficial insects, birds, reptiles and mammals that prey on garden pests and others which pollinate flowers, all make use of our gardens. Many wildlife habitats are in decline due to pesticide use and other changes in farming methods but gardeners can make a big difference by changing a few of our habits to make our gardens more wildlife friendly. Invest...
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  9. How to attract insects to your garden

    How to attract insects to your garden

    Most insects hibernate through the winter months and encouraging them to do so in your own garden will be beneficial for the following year. Many, such as ladybirds, will begin breeding in the spring and both they and their larvae eat huge numbers of aphids. Wasps and lacewings are among other insects whose larvae devour large numbers of garden pests...
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  10. How to attract birds to your garden

    How to attract birds to your garden

    Birds add interest, movement and sound to our gardens as well as helping to keep down certain insect pests – especially many caterpillars and aphids. With the late cold spring weather, insects and invertebrates have been in short supply and our birds have appreciated food provided by gardeners. Birds can also struggle to find food if the weather is very...
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