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How to sow an annual meadow quickly and easily

Annual meadows are a low maintenance, experimental style of gardening. Here's how to plant your own

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9 lessons in growing the perfect peonies

We asked the Chair of the Peony Society to share her no-nonsense tips for how to grow the perfect, blousy peonies - including how to plant them, care for them and how to help them look their best once they've been cut and arranged in a vase.

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A Flowering Colour Calendar #infographic #Flowers #Gardening

A Flowering Colour Calendar #infographic

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How To Prune Lavender Plant To Promote More Flowers

A Guide To Prune Lavender To Make It More Bushy - I really love lavender so I’m always looking for a way to make it more bushy. Today I found this simple video which demonstrates how to prune a lavender plant to promote more flowers.

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Shopping Saturday- Planning a wild garden

"Making things you want out of things you don't!" Tinned Pineapple is made of two crafters who each make our own fun items, and sometimes we get together to work on joint projects! We specialize in upcycling and geekery, but we've been known to do all...

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Bring pollinators into your garden

Greater Knapweed - Centaurea scabies is big and showy, like a cross between a cornflower and a thistle, with whiskery petals in a whorl. It is a valuable nectar source for insects and a favourite flower of butterflies, including the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary. It also has therapeutic properties, and was once used in skin ointments to heal wounds and infections. Centaurea scabiosa is a truly outstanding wild flower which outshines many cultivated plants.

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How to plant garlic

How to plant garlic in Autumn; a guide to growing this easy crop for use in your cooking next Summer.

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How to create a wildflower meadow in the garden

How to grow a wildflower meadow - sow wildflower seeds in any unused patch in your garden and transform it into a thriving flower meadow - great for wildlife too!

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