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Patio Trees 17/05/2022
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A Guide To Patio Trees

When you spend a lot of time on your patio you obviously want it to look as attractive as possible. While decorative paving plays its part, it’s always nice to add some natural appeal in the form of plants and trees. Patio trees may sound a little intimidating at first but they are a really excellent way to add height and colour interest to your outdoor area. What are patio trees? Patio trees are usually grown in containers or large pots and are used to create a focal point in... Read More

Gardening Jobs For May 03/05/2022

Getting the Garden Ready for Summer

May is a busy month for gardeners so it’s just as well it’s a lovely time of year to be outdoors. Lots of vibrant colour from spring is there to appreciate and the weather is usually inviting so you can soak in some sunshine while you work. Preparing your garden for summer can be an enjoyable task. As well as the weather is a tad warmer, you can start to see the results of the work you’ve put in earlier in the year. Your garden focus for May should be... Read More

Bee-Friendly Plants 19/04/2022
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The Best Plants for Attracting Bees

We all know how important bees and other pollinators are to the world. Their role isn’t limited to just helping flowers reproduce, they are essential for maintaining eco-systems for wildlife and pollinating the food we need to survive. In fact, bees are responsible for pollinating over 30% of the world’s food supply so it’s vital we look after them. One of the simplest and most effective ways to help bees thrive is to plant flowers and plants that will attract them, offering nectar and pollen to keep them healthy enough... Read More

Bare Root Strawberries 05/04/2022
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A Guide to Bare Root Strawberries

Sometimes life is all about simple pleasures and there are few more enjoyable than sitting down to a bowl of luscious strawberries freshly picked from your own garden. If you’re new to growing strawberries or are looking for a new plant to add to your strawberry bed, you’re likely to have come across the term ‘bare root strawberries’. At first glance, these may seem a little intimidating, however, bare root strawberries shouldn’t be at all scary and are actually relatively easy to successfully grow. What Are Bare Root Strawberries? As... Read More

Pink Anthurium 15/03/2022

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day is fast approaching – this year the date falls on Sunday 27th March – and with it comes the pressure to find the perfect gift. Plants and trees make thoughtful gifts that are more substantial than a bunch of flowers and last a whole lot longer. However, if you’re not much of a gardener yourself, you may not know where to start buying a living gift. Our Mothers Day Gift Guide takes you through a host of ideas, from succulents to shrubbery, that will hopefully inspire you and... Read More

Gardening Jobs For March 01/03/2022

Gardening Jobs For March

The nights are getting lighter, flower shoots are beginning to emerge and there is a definite feel of spring creeping into the air. After the cold, harsh, and downright damp winter months, it’s time to think about readying your garden for the (hopefully!) better weather. March is a great time of year to get out in the garden. The sunnier days make it enjoyable to be back outside getting stuck into prepping, sowing, planting, pruning, and generally tidying up in anticipation of enjoying the garden throughout spring and summer. Planning... Read More

Ferns 15/02/2022
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Growing Ferns in Shaded Gardens

The fern is an understated and often overlooked garden plant, which we think is a shame, as it is graceful and pretty in equal measures. They are native to the UK as well as pretty much the rest of the world, being versatile and hardy plants. In gardens, they can make an impactful flourish of foliage to cover gaps and do especially well filling in rock formations or flowerbeds. They are also one of the oldest plant varieties in the world, with ferns being found as early as three hundred... Read More

Spring flowers from Magnolia tree 01/02/2022

8 Tips for Buying and Growing a Magnolia Tree

The magnolia tree (or shrub) is iconic because of its unusual but extremely pretty flowers. They can be small or substantial in size and as a result, they can be very easy to grow. But there are a few traps that gardeners fall into with magnolia, so we have compiled a list of 8 tips for buying and growing a magnolia tree. Before we get into the tips, here is a bit about magnolia itself for some gardening inspiration. Magnolia is a flowering plant genus that has over two hundred... Read More

18/01/2022

The 5 Best Large Indoor Plants

When it comes to decorating our homes, there are fewer things that are more satisfying than finding the perfect indoor plants. Of course, plants come in all shapes and sizes and there are certainly some wonderful small plant additions you can make. But for the purpose of this article, we will be focusing more on the ‘big is beautiful’ idea and giving you our 5 best large indoor plants and trees! Kentia Palms Kentia Palms have a wonderful history, first being discovered in the remote Lord Howe Island which is... Read More