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Strawberry Plants 12/05/2021
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Why You Should Grow Strawberry Plants in Pots

Strawberry plants are of the easiest and popular fruit plants to grow at home, and it is little wonder considering how delicious and versatile strawberries are. Growing strawberries does have some pitfalls and planting them into the ground in the garden or on allotments can often end in disaster. This is because strawberry plants aren’t very robust and will need support as they grow. When done correctly, it can be incredibly satisfying to admire your strawberry plant, bearing lots of fruit and looking wonderful at the same time. Often though,... Read More

27/04/2021
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How to Grow and Feed a Venus Fly Trap

As far as plants go, the carnivorous venus fly trap is a pretty impressive and somewhat alien plant. Believe it or not, you would actually be doing the plant a favour by growing them at home as the species is currently threatened and considered vulnerable in the wild. Its native environment are small areas of the United States, that have now largely been taken over by humans. This means that although you wouldn’t be helping the natural conservation by growing it at home, you would at least be ensuring the... Read More

30/03/2021
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5 Houseplants That Love Bathrooms

Do you want to brighten up your bathroom with some bathroom house plants? Struggling to decide which will be most suitable? This bathroom house plants guide gives you 5 of the best indoor plants for bathroom environments – from air purification to low light levels and maintenance. Many bathrooms feature frosted glass windows which are great for keeping the nosey neighbours at bay, but not so good for light levels. There are some indoor plants that are perfectly suited to low light levels though, and they keep your bathroom fresh,... Read More

22/01/2020
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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
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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 soil, or... Read More