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Water, water everywhere

19.02.2014 - by

How to garden in a changing climate. Or how to prevent water-logging in your garden.

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M, 35, GSOH, Good in [flower] bed

04.02.2014 - by

Forget a fast car… what you want a man to own is an allotment. According to a new study gardening makes us sexy.

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What’s up Lassie? Not feeling well?

23.01.2014 - by

Life as a dog can be ruff. It can be ruff-er if you’re surrounded by plants that could kill you. So it’s time to paws and check whether any of your plants are potentially poisonous to your pup – and if they are, to take the lead in doing something about it…

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Is my neighbour trying to kill my cat?

15.01.2014 - by

Is it your neighbour, your plants or a combination of both? Anyways, keep an eye on those beautiful plants around your house - they might kill your cat.

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Help from your garden to fight off the ‘flu?

10.01.2014 - by

I never know how to feel about traditional medicine. On the one hand, it makes sense that if you knew a lot about the properties of different plants and herbs, you would be able to identify which ones would help to cure various ailments. On the other hand, I was once given a prescription by an African witch doctor to cure an ‘evil spirit’ in me by giving away a red chicken and some salt. Even the most tenuous scientific principles would struggle to explain that one.

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Quiz: which dog is right for your garden?

03.01.2014 - by

Brits love dogs. There are 8.5 million dogs as pets in the UK, representing around 25% of households. We also love gardens. But these two loves are not always very compatible.

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Garden-music: songs to sing to your plants (part 1)

29.12.2013 - by

Experiments have shown that plants flourish when played music (well certain types, anyway. According to this experiment, if you want your astroemerias to be resistant to disease and to flower well, you should play Black Sabbath music). So the dedicated gardener will play or sing music to their plants – and we’ve come up with some of the best (and worst) garden-related song choices.

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Beat the blues, be green! Tips for hardy gardeners

12.12.2013 - by

The days are getting shorter and darker and the wet weather is setting in… it’s about this time of year that people start to feel SAD – seasonal affective disorder. That’s the winter blues to you and me.

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Of birthdays and gardens: Judi Dench turns 79 today!

09.12.2013 - by

It’s Judi Dench’s birthday today and to celebrate, why not watch a youtube video of her talking about one of her favourite places, Hever Castle in Kent? Judi says that her family often visits: “We come to it in all weathers, in all seasons, and this is where we recharge our batteries.”

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What to do in July in the garden - our top jobs

11.07.2013 - by

At the time of writing the sky is distinctly grey, BUT we have had some warm weekends and the forecast is good for the rest of the month. So no excuse not to be out there...

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Tiny Garden

09.07.2013 - by

This is probably the tiniest garden of Barcelona, Spain.

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Exotic fruits in less exotic places

25.06.2013 - by

It's lovely to eat the gorgeous fresh fruits of hotter countries when we go abroad on holiday, but even for us who aren't lucky enough to get much decent weather, there are still some fruits that will grow in cooler climates if you give them a bit of care and attention.

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Combat hay fever the natural way

13.05.2013 - by

Hay fever? Use herbs from your own garden and you can have an effective herbal medicine for free.

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Spring is knocking on the door!

24.04.2013 - by

Just when we thought winter IS coming, spring surprised us. So let's be nice to her and enjoy the sun.

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