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Winter Gardening Tips

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It’s getting cold outside now so you’re going to need to keep busy to keep warm.  The RHS recommend the following gardening tips for the winter months ahead.      November Clear up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent water-logging Plant tulip bulbs for a […]

Mid-Summer Gardening Tips

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Although the British spring will soon be over there is still plenty to be getting on with in the garden.  The RHS have the following gardening tips for June: Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes […]

Summer’s on its way

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The RHS suggest these ten top tips to make sure your gardens in the best condition for the summer months: Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in cold areas) Water early and late […]

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What to sow and grow in November

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Take a look at this list of top plants and vegetables to sow and Grow this November, advised by Thompson&Morgan! Flowers to sow and grow in the greenhouse Sweet peas – sow sweet peas in a cool greenhouse or coldframe for an early display next year. Perennial flowers – try growing perennial flowers from seed […]

Christmas Shopping Evening at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Why not get into the Christmas spirit with the RHS Garden Hyde Hall shopping event! They will have 20% off in the Shop and Plant centre, which is the perfect opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping! As well as the discount in the RHS shop, there’s also a wonderful selection of gifts at […]

Rosemoor Glow

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Rosemoor’s magical garden illuminations are back! This year, the trail has been extended to take in new areas of the garden, and they have added additional dates too! You’ll be enchanted as you follow the festive trail around the trees, shrubs and sculptured all illuminated by high tech, dynamic colour changing lights. This year the […]

Top tips for your winter garden!

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We found these ten top tips from Country File to make sure your gardens in the best condition for the upcoming months! Clean up – Gather all the tools you haven’t used for the past few months, and give them a good cleaning to remove all the dirt and rust. Use a mild detergent to disinfect […]

RHS Garden Wisley Christmas Glow

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The RHS Garden Wisley Christmas Glow is a must see event this Christmas season, and the perfect way to brighten up a cold winters day. Running from Friday 1st December 2017 till Tuesday January 2nd  2018, it’s an excellent way to get into the Christmas spirit. Alongside an overwhelming display of magical, giant illuminated lights, […]

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

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Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?, the Harrogate Spring Flower Show will be running next year from Thursday 26th April till Sunday 29th April. Located at the Great Yorkshire Showground, the show features beautiful show gardens, great shopping, live entertainment, and the biggest exhibition by florists and flower arrangers in the country. With nearly […]

RHS London Shades of Autumn Show

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This year’s RHS London Shades of Autumn show will present the beauty of autumnal colours while exploring the edible delights that the season has to bring. It also offers tons of stimulating advice to keep your garden full of colour and texture throughout the autumn months. So now we are in the full swing of […]