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    Pet needs for Christmas

    Know what your pet needs for Christmas so you can be sure that they have everything needed to enjoy the Christmas period without having to worry about what they might run out of. Enjoy the festivities with your pets and have some great fun together with these ideas to make sure you and your pets have the most wonderful festive time in December and be ready for the new year. 

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    Growing Amaryllis Bulbs

    Get festive by growing Amaryllis bulbs (Hippeastrum) for an extravagant bloom that is simply stunning and a great benefit is how easy it is to grow! The big, lousy blooms of the Amaryllis can be in many different colours, mostly white to red and some with stripes as well. Tall stems with glossy foliage adorn hold the big blooms, so they stand out for everyone to see. Here’s how to grow them: 

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    10 tips on making your own Christmas decorations

    Add your own personal touch to the festive season this year by making your own Christmas decorations. It’s inexpensive and fun to do, and the results look fabulous! To get you started, we’ve put together some of our favourite ideas for DIY Christmas decorations.

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    15 garden tips for December

    December’s the perfect time for tidying up the garden and taking stock, thinking about what worked well and what you might change next year. Catch up with all those little jobs you never get time for during the year, like organising your shed and cleaning your tools. And when the days are cold and dark, start planning for next year’s planting! Here are our top 15 gardening tips for December.

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    Houseplant of the month December: Yucca

    A houseplant that looks striking all year round thrives on neglect and is easy to grow: Yucca. What more could you ask? Yuccas make great houseplants, looking rather like indoor palm trees with their bare stems and rosettes of long leaves. Although mature Yuccas can eventually reach a height of several metres, they are very slow-growing and will live happily in pots for a long time.

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    How to use dried flowers as Christmas decorations

    Want to do something different with your decorations this Christmas? Dried flowers make beautiful ornaments, and once you’ve learnt the art of drying flowers, your garden is a storehouse of treasures, ready for your creative ideas.

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    Top tips for decorating the Christmas table

    These top tips for decorating the Christmas table will bring festive joy to your home and help to bring the family together to celebrate good times. Christmas table decorations appear in any colour, shape and size. Christmas table decorations are made from different materials in DIY-style or shop-bought. Take the time to make your table extra special this year. Let's make Christmas 2020 unforgettable. 

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    Top tips on decorating festive wreaths

    When festive wreaths start appearing on doors, you know Christmas is just around the corner. Whether you prefer a traditional wreath or something more unusual, there’s no shortage of ways to decorate your own wreath. We’ve put together some of our favourite ideas below.

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    Make this Christmas magical

    These tips of how to make this Christmas magical are to inspire you to make the most of the festive season, given what a hard year it has been for everyone around the world. Although 2020 may be a different kind of Christmas to what everyone is used to, it is still important to have some festive fun as much as possible and bring the Christmas spirit to your home, family and friends - even if that is via zoom! Here are our tips to help make some magic. 

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    7 ways to make your home cosy this winter

    As the cold nights draw in, it’s time to get warm and cosy indoors. Create your own little haven with these essential winter accessories. At our garden centre in Two Dales, Matlock, you find all kind of interior accessories to make your home feel cosy and warm.

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    How to care for garden birds in winter

    When the weather gets cold, birds need our help. Finding food gets harder, and they need to eat more to stay warm. Providing food and shelter in winter can make all the difference to your garden’s birds. Here are our top tips to help birds get through the winter

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    Light up your Christmas Tree

    It is exciting to light up your Christmas tree and really get into the festive celebrations at this time of year. With so very many options to make your Christmas tree sparkle, where do you start? We have put together this guide full of options to help you decide what you would like to do when thinking about how to make your Christmas tree stand out for all of the family to enjoy. 

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