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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


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


Transform Your Home in 2019 With Indoor Plants

There’s nothing like the new year to inspire a transformation in your home! This year, have you considered transforming your home with a selection of indoor plants? Indoor plants are a great way to inject a new lease of life into the home and, with the garden most likely off-limits due to cold temperatures and frost, are a great way to keep green fingers satisfied throughout the winter months.   If you’re looking for home inspiration, look no further. Here at Gardeners Dream, we’ve put together a list of the... Read More


How To Care For A Real Christmas Tree

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the ideal time to start thinking about your Christmas tree. If you’re looking to fully embrace the festive season this year, there really is a lot to be said for a real Christmas tree. Though they may come with some additional care, the results are well worth it! Your potted or cut Christmas tree can remain looking its best all season long with the right care. To keep your real Christmas tree making an impression all the way through to New Year,... Read More


5 Ways To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

With summer behind us and winter fast approaching, it is now or never when it comes to preparing your garden for the season to come. Winter brings about a number of complications when it comes to our gardens, but the prospect of darker days and frost doesn’t have to mean disaster. Here at Gardeners Dream, we’ve put together our top autumn gardening tips, to ensure your outside space is fully prepared for winter. Clean up A spring clean doesn’t only have to be in spring! The change of the seasons... Read More


Spring Flowering Bulbs: When To Plant If You Want Flowers In Spring

Spring flowering bulbs are perfect for injecting a breath of fresh air into your garden or outside space following the long winter. But which flowers bloom in spring? And when should you plant spring bulbs for the best results? Well, if you’re looking to create a colourful springtime flower display, you’ll be pleased to learn that right now is the best possible time to begin! Autumn is the ideal time of year to beginning preparing your garden for spring, with many autumn planted bulbs breaking out into beautiful flowers by... Read More


Small Space Gardening Ideas: How To Decorate Your Balcony and Small Garden

Just because you live in a flat, an apartment, or somewhere with a small garden space, shouldn’t mean that you can’t decorate it and create something that’s worth looking at.     Having a small garden space may be limiting, but don’t let the size of the space ruin your chance to get creative! Small space gardening has its perks; it is easy to maintain and cheaper to sustain. So, you can be as lazy as you want but, still have a great small space to look at. Whether you... Read More


How To Start A Vegetable Patch: What To Plant & When

One of the greatest things about vegetable patches is that you don’t need a lot of space to start one. This makes a vegetable patch the perfect choice both for smaller gardens, or for larger spaces with extra square feet left going to waste. A vegetable patch is easy to create, and incredibly satisfying once you begin to reap the rewards. If you’re looking to get on board and are wondering how to start a vegetable patch, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Gardeners Dream we’re talking all... Read More


How To Create The Perfect Lawn: 10 Steps To Success

The lawn really is the highlight of any good garden. A lawn provides space for the kids to have a play or kick about, family pets to enjoy and for you to sunbathe, relax and entertain come summer.   A healthy, lush green lawn will bring your outside space to life, but how exactly do you achieve this? From creating your lawn to maintaining or repairing it, we’ve put together the ultimate lawn guide. Whether you’re an experienced gardening enthusiast or a gardening newbie, join us at Gardeners Dream for... Read More


How To Lay Lawn Turf

Are you looking to quickly and easily create a beautiful and inviting lawn? A lawn turf could be the perfect option for you! Turf, which arrives as a surface layer of earth already containing grass, is a speedy alternative to grass seeds for those looking to transform old, worn-out lawns. If you’re considering a lawn turf, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Gardeners Dream we’ve put together the ultimate turf guide, detailing all the advantages to turf, and how to lay and maintain your new lawn.   Why... Read More