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22/01/2020

Gardening in January

What to do and where to start during the winter months Contrary to popular belief, gardening in January doesn’t have to be something that you steer away from and avoid until the weather picks up. January offers a fresh start and the foundations for a garden in full bloom come the spring; we know that January is often branded as the coldest month but get wrapped up and get outside to sew the seeds of Spring. Be aware that a new year often requires some new gardening equipment such as... Read More

22/01/2020

When should I plant daffodils? Everything to know about when, where and how to plant daffodils.

Daffodils, the sign that spring has finally sprung. Often referred to as ‘Lent Lily’, this popular flower’s name actually derives from Greek mythology. The flower is a much-loved springtime bloomer and brings joy to many, but knowing exactly how to plant them, look after them and all of the intricacies can be daunting to a beginner. Here at Gardeners Dream, we want to offer up our expertise and guidance, so that your daffodils are guaranteed to be ‘fluttering and dancing in the breeze’ come spring.  First and foremost, it’s important... Read More

17/10/2019
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Autumn Gardening Tips To Prepare Your Garden

Forget spring cleaning: in the world of gardening, it’s all about autumn. Autumn is a great time to really get stuck in tidying your garden, removing any dead plants or vegetation from the previous months and getting your outside space ready for winter.  If you’re wondering what to do in the garden in autumn, look no further. Whether you’re new to gardening and need some advice or you’re a dab hand looking to brush up your knowledge, here at Gardeners Dream we’re putting together all our top autumn gardening tips,... Read More

01/10/2019
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Bonsai Tree Care: A guide to looking after your bonsai.

Bonsai trees are a great way to introduce some outdoor living into your inside space. Their aesthetic appearance has taken over the gardening world and their ability to be an ‘indoor tree’ has been hugely appealing to those with restricted or no outdoor space. So, what is a bonsai? When translated, bonsai means ‘planted in a container’. After the 1800s in Japan, bonsai became a widely popular form of hobby whereas before it had been reserved for only a few who specialised in the art. Bonsai has long been associated... Read More

27/08/2019

When To Plant and Prune Fruit Trees

There’s something so satisfying about planting your own fruit trees. Not only are they a beautiful addition to your garden, but they‌ ‌are also great for the environment while providing you with the freshest, chemical-free fruit. Add in the fact that most standard fruit trees are reasonably easy to grow, and they seem to be a bit of a no brainer when looking to spruce up your outdoor space. There are a variety of fruit trees to choose from based on your personal preferences. If you’re considering planting fruit trees... Read More

17/07/2019

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

With summer swiftly approaching, it’s no surprise that our gardens will be (quite literally) buzzing with activity. Bees and butterflies are a welcome addition to any garden but perhaps one of nature’s most charming visitors is the wild bird. Birds are abundant all year round but are a particularly prominent guest throughout the spring and summer months. Some of the most common garden birds in the United Kingdom are thrushes, blackbirds, sparrows, tits and robins and you may have already noticed them flitting around.   A valuable asset to the ecosystem... Read More

31/05/2019
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The Best Plants To Create A Stunning Rockery

  From how to get started to the best plants to use, join us at Gardeners Dream as we talk all things rockeries.   What is a rockery? Rockeries are a great way to bring additional interest to your outdoor space, providing a whole new landscape for a variety of plants and wildlife. A rockery is a garden feature made up of a combination of rocks and boulders with added plants and flowers. Rockeries are an ideal choice if you’re wanting to showcase plants in your garden but have poor... Read More

29/04/2019

Summer Garden Ideas To Help Transform Your Outside Space

With a glorious Bank Holiday weekend behind us and another just around the corner, there has never been a better time to start thinking about your garden decor. Nothing beats a summer’s day spend unwinding in your own outside space. But are you getting the most out of your garden? If you’re looking for inspiration to help transform your garden for summer, look no further than Gardeners Dream. Whether you’ve got a summer garden party coming up and want to wow your guests, or you’d simply like a beautiful space... Read More

05/04/2019

How To Care For Indoor Plants

Indoor plants have become a huge part of home decor over recent years, adding instant life, colour and style into a room. Particularly for those in flats or homes without a garden, an indoor plant is a great way to bring a touch of the outdoors into your home. Whether you’re looking for an indoor plant to brighten up your space, or you’re wondering how to care for your existing house plants, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Gardeners Dream, we’re talking all things indoor plants. From what... Read More

21/02/2019
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How To Plant, Grow And Care For A Buddleia Butterfly Bush

If you’re looking for a flowering shrub or bush to transform your outside space this summer, look no further than the beautiful buddleia bush. Known for their butterfly-attracting qualities, a buddleia bush will bring both beauty and wildlife to any outdoor space. If you’re looking to plant and grow your own buddleia bush, you’ve come to the right place. Join us here at Gardeners Dream as we talk all things ‘butterfly bush’, from how and when to plant them through to top care tips.   What is a buddleia plant?... Read More