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3 reasons why the Fritillaria meleagris is like a panda

05.05.2014 - by

Our plant of the week, fritillaria meleagris (also known as snake’s head fritillary, guinea flower or chequer lily) is a striking wild flower native to Britain. But who would have thought that this small, purple Spring flower would have so much in common with a 160kg giant panda? Here are three reasons why:

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4 misconceptions about vegetables

27.11.2013 - by

There are some facts about vegetables that we were taught when we were children, so we just presume they are true, however, even the world of vegetables is full of myth and misconception...

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A Christmas Date?

24.12.2013 - by

Falling as it does in the middle of winter, Christmas isn’t a great time for garden lovers (some people may think). We couldn’t disagree more! Christmas would be nothing without plants…

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A balcony herb garden

27.06.2013 - by

A sunny balcony is the perfect place for growing herbs, and it's a great use of the space. Many herbs are easy to grow and don't need too much maintenance; and of course they're great to eat as well...

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A common sense guide to feng shui: pick fabian aralia

13.01.2014 - by

Fabian aralia is suitable both indoors and outdoors – it looks great in a rock garden but also makes a magnificent pot plant and would make a stunning housewarming gift. (Presumably the feng shui experts would tell you to choose a smaller specimen to make sure it fits in a house).

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A Garden of Inspiration

03.04.2013 - by

A trip to Monet's garden really is like stepping into Monet's paintings. With endless colour and the iconic bridges from Monet's most famous paintings.

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A greenhouse with a difference

31.05.2013 - by

Check out this amazing green house! We're wondering if it's intentional? Perhaps an urban art project?

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Tuane Eggers

27.05.2014 - by

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine" - A description of fairy queen Titania’s abode in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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A Poinsettia is not just for Christmas

02.12.2014 - by

Top tips for keeping that much loved Christmas plant alive. We've tested a plant sensor and mixed it up with some good old gardening knowledge...

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A study that brings meadows to urban environments

28.11.2013 - by

You'd usually associate a flower meadow with a countryside location, but a new project undertaken by scientists from four universities is seeing meadows created in urban areas.

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A tree in your bonnet

18.03.2014 - by

An abandoned ship close to Sydney has turned into a floating forest with mangroves onboard...

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A truly portable garden... in your jewellery!

16.09.2013 - by

If you love your garden so much you want to take a little piece of it wherever you go, then this amazing collection of jewellery may be just the thing for you.

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A woman’s guide to barbecuing

03.04.2014 - by

Women: barbecuing is surprisingly easy, as long as you have a bottle of gin and a competitive man to hand.

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A world within a book

02.09.2013 - by

Wow, you could lose yourself for hours in these books, created by Kerri Miller.

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