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    Start making plans for your kitchen garden

    It’s time to start making plans for your kitchen garden and get ready for growing your own food and cut flowers in abundance. Kitchen gardens are great to make the most of the space outside your back door. They can be small spaces or larger but always very productive and look great. Here are some things to get started when planning your kitchen garden. 

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    15 Gardening Tips for January

    The New Year is here and it’s time to start thinking about your gardening plans for the year. On a clear, crisp winter’s day, there’s nothing nicer than getting outside for a couple of hours gardening, then warming up again indoors with a hot drink. Here are some of the garden jobs you could start off with in January.

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    All about the Tradescantia

    Tradescantia is a genus of plants native to the Americas, named after John Tradescant, a famous 17th-century plant-hunter. Many species grow outdoors, but three, in particular, make lovely houseplants, with long stems that trail elegantly over the edges of pots and hanging baskets. Tradescantia zebrina has green and silver variegated leaves that show a flash of purple on the undersides. Tradescantia pallida has dark purple leaves, and Tradescantia fluminensis has green and white-striped leaves.

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    Banish the post-Christmas blues with a house plant

    If there’s an empty space in your home after the Christmas tree comes down, don’t be despondent. Instead, fill the gap with a beautiful houseplant that will look good all year round. Here are a few of our favourite houseplants, with tips on how to take care of them. Please take a look at our list of big houseplants that substitute the Christmas tree.

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    Make the start of 2021 unforgettable

    Wondering how to make the start of 2021 unforgettable? After a difficult year in 2020, it is really important to get 2021 off to the start you need to make 2021 much better than the year before. There are many ways to kick off the new year doing fun, exciting and different things so you can make sure it’s a start not to forget. Try some of these ideas to enjoy the start of 2021. 

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    7 New Year’s resolutions for gardeners

    Happy new year everyone, we wish you all a happy, healthy and green 2021 Do you already have some new years resolutions? Forget all those dismal resolutions to read more improving books, lose weight or eat less chocolate. This year, why not make some New Year’s resolutions for your garden instead? Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

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    Decorate your house for New Year's Eve

    It’s fun to decorate your house for New Year's Eve and to see 2020 out with a party, even if it is just a few of you, will be great fun and bring hope and joy for the new year! After an unexpected year, why not enjoy a night of partying and decorate your house for that party vibe. Think fun paper crafts and natural decorations for no waste and enjoy seeing out 2020 and welcoming in 2021. 

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    Protect plants, shrubs and trees against the frost

    Time to protect plants, shrubs and trees against the frost to make sure that they are safe during the colder months of the years so they will continue to thrive through all seasons in the future. There are many ways to protect your plant against the frost. Read our top tips to maintain your plants during winter.

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    Top 6 recipes to serve from the winter barbecue

    Even though the weather is much colder and most of the garden is taking a rest, there is no reason why the barbecue has to be put away just yet. It can be an opportunity to cook up some delicious food on the BBQ and enjoy the fresh air. So wrap up and get your blankets out, warm hats on and enjoy the garden even during Autumn and Winter. Here are our top 6 recipes to serve from the winter barbecue.

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    9 seasonal plants for Christmas bouquets

    When it’s cold outside, a bouquet of beautiful flowers, stems and berries is a lovely way to brighten up your home. And despite the winter chill, it’s still possible to find the colour and even flowers in the garden now to add a seasonal note to your flower arrangements. Here are a few of our favourite plants for a beautiful Christmas bouquet

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    Time to prune perennials, roses and fruit trees

    It's time to prune plants, roses and fruit trees as they enter dormancy. The temperature drop and less sunlight mean many garden plants will now drop leaves, stems will die back, and you may think some perennials have disappeared! In fact, they will be storing energy under the soil so they can burst back into bloom the following year when the weather warms up again. It’s a great time to tidy up in the garden, so here are some gardening tips to help you during the colder months. 

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    Plant of the moment: Poinsettia

    Today, it's Poinsettia Day! With their bright red flowers and deep green leaves, poinsettias truly are the colours of Christmas. Their vibrant flowers brighten up our homes in the depths of winter. And with a bit of care, it’s possible to keep your poinsettia going right through the year, and even get it to flower again next Christmas. 

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