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Top 5 plants for hanging baskets

Planting a hanging basket is a quick and easy way to add instant colour to patios, balconies and any other outdoor space that needs brightening up. Many of the most popular plants for hanging baskets will flower for months on end, and they’re effortless to care for. Here are five of our favourite plants for hanging baskets.

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How to use water wisely in the garden

Water is one of our most precious resources, and as summers get hotter and drier, we need to use water wisely in our gardens. These simple tips will help you give your plants the water they need with as little waste as possible.

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What to plant in the kitchen garden in June

June is such a busy month in the kitchen garden from keeping on top of weeds to watering, planting out and harvesting plus even more sowing - it’s not too late!

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Pruning climbers and shrubs

Left to their own devices, shrubs and climbers can get out of hand, growing too big and looking untidy. Pruning keeps them looking neat and flowering well, so it’s well worth doing. 

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Eco-friendly pest control

There is eco-friendly pest control available for just about every pest the amateur gardener will find in the garden, so there is usually something that will help you to protect your plants. Generally speaking, the aim of pest control is to prevent pests rather than completely eradicate them, since each and everyone does have a purpose in the garden - even if you would prefer that purpose not to be eating your brassicas! 

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Top 5 ideas for Fathers Day Gifts

It is time to decide on Father's Day Gifts to treat the special man in your life. Treat your Dad with a special gift to show him how much you care.

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How to grow an avocado as a houseplant

With big glossy green leaves, avocado trees make surprisingly good houseplants, and they’re easy to grow from an avocado stone. Why not pick up a fresh avocado from the supermarket and give it a go? 

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Lawn tips for June

These lawn tips for June will help you to keep your lawn in great shape for the summer ahead. As the months warm up and you spend more time outside in the garden, you might find the lawn being used much more. Perhaps BBQ’s with family and friends, children playing ball games and dogs running around might make for a messy lawn, but there are ways and means to keep it looking great with these tips. 

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Explaining plant food and fertilizers

Anyone who’s ever tried to grow a plant will have come up against the question of plant food and fertilizer. With so many different types of fertilizers available, how can you tell which one is best for your plants? We’ve tried to answer some of the most common questions below.

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Improve soil drainage

You can improve soil drainage in many ways. Most plants will require well-drained soil, which means their roots absorb the water and nutrients, but they don’t sit in heavy wet soil, contributing to rot, disease and pests. There are, however, soils that, even though they may not be well-drained, can still look beautiful as long as the right plants have been chosen for that soil. It’s important to have good drainage in pots and containers as well, so here are our tips to help. 

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