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Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg for a Great Sense of Achievement

Gardening can give us a tangible sense of pride and achievement, and growing your own fruit and vegetables can give even more. It’s a deeply rewarding experience to know you have grown something from seed, cared for it, and enjoyed after harvesting. It’s a wholly unique sense of pride and achievement in a league of […]

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Plants and Flowers for Uplifting Year-Round Colour

If we told you that you could have year-round colour in the garden from your plants, trees, and shrubs would you believe us? ‘Even in the middle of winter?’ we hear you say. But yes! It’s true, despite the UK’s often dreary, damp, dark winters, there are many plants that will bloom in the winter […]

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Gardening with your Children

Wonderful Reasons to Garden with Your Children

Gardening is a wonderful pastime for adults providing a whole range of benefits. From lowering stress and blood pressure to increasing our overall wellbeing both mentally and physically. The great news: it’s just as fantastic for children. Perhaps even more beneficial throughout their developing years when in today’s world technology often takes centre stage in […]

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How Gardening Reduces our Stress & Anxiety

In the hustle and bustle and pressures of modern life, with persistent digital screens and concrete jungles, it’s no wonder general stress and anxiety levels have increased significantly among us all. In fact, according to a 2024 “Burnout Report” by Mental Health UK, 9 in 10 adults surveyed “experiencing high or extreme stress” in the […]

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Plant Cuttings

How to Take a Cutting from a Plant – Step by Step Guide

Taking cuttings from a plant is a fantastic method to propagate new plants and expand your garden. Learning to do this allows you to produce several new plants from a single, established one. This is a good way of preserving tender plants such as Fuchsias, Pelargoniums, Geraniums, Osteospermums and Verbena, for example if you’re worried […]

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