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How and when to prune hedges

The question of how and when to prune hedges is a frequent question asked by many gardeners, both experienced and less so. There are different pruning methods for different times of the year and plants, but this step by step guide should give you a good idea of what to do and when. There are many resources online and plenty of help in store as well. 

Established and informal hedging 

Hedging that is well established will need maintenance pruning most...

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Top tips for growing fruit trees

A fruit tree adds so much to a garden. Many make superb ornamental trees with their beautiful spring blossom, and some can even be grown in a large pot on a patio or balcony. Plus, you get to pick and enjoy your own home-grown fruit! To get you started, here are our top tips on growing fruit trees.

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Prepare the garden for autumn

Time to prepare the garden for autumn, even though it is still summer! Gardening always means looking towards the seasons ahead and being prepared for what to grow, what weather will be coming and what might need protecting. It is good to make plans and even write a list of what needs to be done. Here is our guide to getting on track with the months heading into autumn. 

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15 garden tips for September

The days might be getting shorter but there’s still plenty to enjoy in your garden, with late-flowering plants and stunning autumn foliage setting the garden aglow with colour. It’s time to harvest the veg, tidy up the beds and start thinking ahead to next spring. Here are our top 15 gardening jobs for September.

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Keep your garden paths looking good

You can keep your garden paths looking good in many ways, from cleaning to even planting and other ideas in between! This is how we recommend your paths look the best they can all year. 

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Garden therapy

Discover everything about garden therapy. The latest research shows that spending even a little time in your garden is good for your mental health.

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How to repot a container plant

Here is how to repot a container plant perfectly to ensure it settles in well and thrives.

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Reduce weeds with mulch

You can reduce weeds with mulch at most times of the year, but there are preferable seasons to help control weeds.

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No dig gardening

Tired of double-digging your vegetable garden? Take heart – there is another way. No-dig gardening is an increasingly popular way of gardening that minimises disturbance to the soil, leaving the natural soil organisms to do the hard work for you. 

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7 ways to help your garden cope with heat waves

We all know how important it is to water our gardens, especially when the weather is hot. But it’s just as important to water effectively so that the plants get the right amount of water with as little waste as possible. Our top tips will help you use water well in your garden.

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