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He Sheds

He Sheds versus She Sheds!!

In the battle of she sheds vs. he sheds, who shall rise victorious?   Man caves are so last year. Those of you who are up-to-date will have already heard of them, but the new must have garden buildings are ‘she sheds’ and ‘he sheds.’ These are not sheds with a bit of Cuprinol splashed […]

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Kew

Help! What’s that tree? – The Woodland Trust’s new Tree ID App.

  Tree identification in the UK can be tricky – the plant collectors of the Victorian era made sure that every tree that could possibly be grown in the UK, is in the UK! The fact that you have found this site probably means that you have some interest in plants and trees, but being […]

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3d flowers queen

You can also create stunning 3d flower and plant arrangements

3D gardening – yes it’s possible!   Although receiving no hints through the press before the start of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, one of the most visually stunning displays came from the floral designers Ming Veevers Carter who created the display on behalf of the New Covent Garden Flower Market. Her stunning design was […]

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greening grey britain

Green your own bit of grey Britain: 5 top tips

Green your own bit of grey Britain: 5 top tips   At this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the RHS feature garden was all about promoting the theme of ‘Greening Grey Britain’. The garden’s designer, Ann-Marie Powell, was tasked with creating a garden to be part of the nation-wide call to action. Her garden is […]

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Topiary

Topiary – You CAN Do It!

Topiary  There are few skills in the garden that produce results as breathtaking as well-executed topiary. Hedge topiary Along the old A3 route near Petersfield in Hampshire is an incredible hedge that I have seen clipped as a dragon for a very long time. The hedge itself is at least 20 foot long and 6 […]

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North, South, East, and West; four gardens to visit this Spring

Wherever you live in the UK, there is a stunning garden to visit and take some inspiration away from. Here are some of our favourites: North – Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire This time of year in Wentworth Castle, it’s all about the colour from the magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons. The full range of colours are […]

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