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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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The Clever Way to Grow an Herb Garden

Our friends over at Hometalk spotted this ingenious project from one of their community members, The Micro Gardener, and we're ready to get out our gardening gloves to recreate it. It's called an herb spiral, and it's as pretty as it is functional....

11 unbelievably huge vegetables from the Malvern Autumn Show

Looking in your own vegetable garden or allotment, you may be bursting with pride at the size of your courgettes, pumpkins or leeks. But be warned, you may feel slightly inferior when you see some of the previous entries of the UK’s National...

8 bee bricks, beehives and bee hotels to buy right now

A wildlife officer, who tweeted a photo of bees successfully nesting in a bee brick which he had installed in his exterior wall six-months-ago, has caused a bee conservation frenzy this week. 1. Green & Blue Bee Brick 2. Andrew James Bee and...

5 healing houseplants to help soothe your January blues

Houseplants are a great way to brighten up your home. Many also have added benefits such as removing toxins from the air, or adding an all-natural aromatic fragrance to bathrooms and kitchens. When it comes to banishing the January blues, houseplants can...

5 of the best drought tolerant garden plants

With soaring temperatures and hosepipe bans in place, it's useful to know which drought-resistant garden plants will fare well in the heat. Cistus The bushy rock rose is a sun-loving evergreen plant that carries mounds of bright coloured flowers from white through to...

Every single trend from the Chelsea Flower Show you need to know about

The Chelsea Flower Show is the world's most prestigious horticultural event and the biggest show of the gardening calendar. Not only is it a must-see every year, but it showcases some of the most incredible gardens and plants, and gives us...

Sales of orchids rise at Waitrose & Partners – shop 5 beautiful varieties now

We’ve always been fond of the elegant orchid so it’s welcome news that sales of the exotic plant are quite literally blooming at Waitrose & Partners. Making it the must-have indoor plant this year, the supermarket reveals sales of British orchids have increased...

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival 2019: Everything you need to know

Kew Gardens' 24th annual orchid festival returns in February 2019 – this time on the theme of Colombia. As the world’s most biodiverse country for orchids with 4,270 species, Colombia’s unparalleled biodiversity and vibrant culture is the inspiration behind Kew's must-see festival. Taking...

9 small garden design ideas on a budget

It can sometimes feel that not much can be done with a small garden, let alone on a budget, but with the right advice this can all change. We spoke to two garden experts to discover some clever and affordable ways you...

Gardening can help you live to 100, when combined with these other lifestyle traits

There's no denying that gardening is good for the soul, but researchers have now also found that the popular pastime could be the secret to living longer, too. Excellent news for us... Adventurer and journalist Dan Buettner has been studying cultures with a...

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