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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

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

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

09/11/2021

How to Plant Bare Root Hedging – Advice & Tips

Bare root hedging is a very popular way of planting hedging as it has several advantages over root ball hedging. Bare root hedging allows gardeners to utilise the colder months because bare root hedging is planted during the winter, so it’s ready to begin its life cycle in spring. Because the bare root hedging lacks the root ball typical with other hedging, it is also easier to lift and carry into place making it particularly valuable to elderly gardeners! Planting bare root hedging also has cost advantages with bare root... Read More

17/08/2021
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How to Plant a Hedge – A Hedge Planting Guide

When it comes to gardening, hedges are perhaps one of the most important aspects of a garden. From establishing clearly defined borders and privacy to providing an elegant backdrop to flowerbeds and shrubs, hedges are integral to the modern British garden. The problem is, many gardeners don’t know how to plant a hedge or when to plant hedges, but don’t despair, this hedge planting guide is jam-packed with helpful tips and advice! So, what type of hedging plant do you need for your garden? There are many types of hedge... Read More

03/08/2021
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Guide for Indoor Spider Plants

There are all manner of unusual plants that you can grow inside; there are snake plants, cheese plants, venus fly traps, and the subject of today’s blog post – spider plants. Spider plants are one of the nation’s favourite indoor plants and they are quite easy to look after, making them perfect for plant growers of all ages. You will know a spider plant from its spindly long leaves that stretch out like a spider’s legs. Learn everything you need to know about these amazing creepy-crawly plants here. Key Facts... Read More

14/07/2021
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Guide to Indoor Cheese Plant Care

Before we get started, there is a caveat, you can’t actually grow cheese and this isn’t a literal cheese plant. Although someone should definitely be looking into engineering one! Now that we have that crushing disappointment out of the way, let’s look at the cheese plant and find out what it is, and how to look after it. Trust me, the cheese plant is a must-have for any household. The Cheese Plant, AKA Monstera The cheese plant takes its name from its foliage which has large holes or tears that... Read More

29/06/2021

10 Perfectly Small House Plants

There are so many benefits to having houseplants, such as cleaner air, better aromas and they are pretty to look at (with a few exceptions). But many homes aren’t really spacious enough to accommodate big potted houseplants, and the rooms we most want houseplants in are often the smallest – the bathroom, for example. It is for that exact reason that we have compiled the best small indoor plants list to help you find a sensational houseplant that fits your living space. Small Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) The ever-gracious Peace Lily... Read More