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Foliar Feeding Your Garden

Jakob Barry

Jakob Barry explains the concept of foliar feeding, a great way to revive any plants that aren't looking their best....... more...

Container gardening - 35 of the best blogs

April 17th, 2013

by Jeralyn Nelson

These 35 blogs will help you get your container garden under way with tips on plant and container types, and will give you ideas for getting more from your container garden than you put in. more...

Grow your own in pots

April 11th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

You don’t need a big garden to grow your own produce, says Hazel Sillver - a windowsill and a bit of outdoor space will do.
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An hour in the eco garden: November

by Hazel Sillver

Now is the time to plant things that will provide bees and butterflies with food next year. But fear not, this doesn’t mean your garden has to start looking like a field. Hazel Sillver suggests three planting schemes of biennials and perennials for an elegant nectar border. more...

Greener gardening at Chelsea 2012

Rebecca Campbell

Chelsea Flower Show From boosting biodiversity to gardens that are helping to tackle climate change, Chelsea Flower Show 2012 will be green in more ways than one. Rebecca Campbell went behind the scenes more...

The beginner's guide to growing your own fruit

Mark Briggs

14th May, 2012

How to... look after your orchard Whether you live in the city or in the heart of rural England, planting your own fruit trees provides you with a free source of fruit and a boost for biodiversity more...

The A to Z of smallholdings

Lisa Stephens

8th May, 2012

The A to Z of livestock Take one Alpaca, a scattering of silkworms, a couple of cows and a group of goats, and you could just be the next Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Lisa Stephens presents the A to Z of smallholdings more...

How to handle the hosepipe ban: everything you ever wanted to know

Michael Littlewood

20th April, 2012

Get wise to water: how to use less in the garden Despite the spring downpours, a hosepipe ban is already in force thanks to drought. It’s time to rethink how we use water in the garden, says author Michael Littlewood more...

Top 10... organic seed suppliers

Mark Briggs

13th April, 2012

Top 10... organic seed suppliers As the weather heats up, gardeners’ thoughts are turning towards seeds. We round up the top spots to pick up organic, ethically produced seeds more...

The spotters guide to spring wild flowers

Rebecca Campbell

6th April, 2012

Spotters guide to spring flowers With spring in full swing, the UK’s ancient woodland is bursting into life. From bluebells to ramsens, Rebecca Campbell rounds up the best British blooms

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Why bees & biodiversity benefit from indigenous wildflowers

Hazel Sillver

20th March, 2012

wildflowers Filling your garden with wildflowers helps honeybees and butterflies, and creates a relaxed mood. And, from the Easton Walled Garden to Sissinghurst, there's plenty of inspiration more...

How to… buy cut flowers

Rebecca Campbell

16th March, 2012

cut flowers Sunday is Mother's Day, which for many of us, means flowers. But how green are your blooms and can you really get a bunch that doesn’t come with a price for the planet? more...

How to… grow and use herbs

Michael Littlewood

9th March, 2012

herb guide Expand your culinary horizons, says Michael Littlewood, as a confident hand with home-grown herbs will add a new dimension to your cookery more...

How to… build a raised flowerbed

Priyanka Mogul and Bethany Hubbard

2nd March, 2012

How to…build a raised flowerbed Whether it’s poor soil or limited space, a raised bed could be the solution to your gardening woes. And with National gardening week approaching there's no better time than now more...

Lofty ambitions: why green roofs are the future of urban gardening

Ben Martin

28th February, 2012

green roof Run out of space in your garden? Look to higher ground and you’ll find an eco-friendly solution more...

Five of the best...herbs to grow on your window ledge

Sophie Laggan

25th November

WINDOWSILL POTS Got a window ledge going begging? Then getting to grips with herb gardening could be just what you need to fill it up. Herbalist Jackie Day has five to start you off more...

How to turn your garden into a winter wonderland

Hazel Sillver

16th November, 2011

winter garden Make your garden into a magical place during the cold months with berries, coloured bark and winter-flowering plants more...

Ten of the best…ways to get stuck into urban gardening

Hannah Corr

28th October, 2011

URBAN GARDENING Growing your own fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to involve huge amounts of space. As Hannah Corr explains, there are plenty of short cuts for city dwellers who want to get stuck in more...

Smallholding: the basics

Gervase Poulden

18th October, 2011

smallholder From sheep to spinach, Gervase Poulden has the skinny on how to make your smallholding dreams a reality more...

The beginner’s guide to making your own compost

Hannah Corr

14th October, 2011

composting Contrary to popular belief, composting is simple. What’s more, it’s also eco-friendly, cheap and utterly addictive. Hannah Corr shows you how to get started more...

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