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Colourful houseplants give our spirits a real boost through the winter and make wonderful Christmas gifts too. But our homes can be hostile places for plants, so some thought to their care will ensure they make it past Twelfth Night. Vivid festive-re more

5 Dec 2017 14:03 Gardening

Anyone who has never grown bamboo before probably conjures up an image of a plant that is invasive and will run riot in the garden. However, not all bamboo are large rampant space invaders. While more invasive running bamboos which originate f more

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RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, is once again looking for 10 keen gardeners to take part in its informative and practical allotment course in 2018. Starting in February, the successful candidates will receive expert RHS tuition, have their more

16 Oct 2017 14:48 Gardening

As another challenging growing season draws to a close, step back and take a hard look at the garden… Autumn is a good time to assess what’s worked well – and what hasn’t – in order to plan any changes over the coming months. These could be small on more

16 Oct 2017 14:46 Gardening

The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum has released a new 'drone' video of the gardens in autumn, watch it here more

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Tim Penrose gives us some tips for early summer colour, jobs to be getting on with in the garden and how to deal with those pests... Hanging baskets can start to be hung out late May/June to brighten up a doorway, wall or patio and more

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The ‘courgette crisis’ that hit the news a few weeks back is a timely nudge for all of us to have a go at growing our own. Even with just a pot-full or two of fresh leafy salad right outside the back door, you’re a bit less at the mercy of vegetable more

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Getting outdoors and active in the garden brings with it a multitude of benefits – not only to the garden! Gardens offer the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and active: at home, by renting an allotment, or by becoming involved as a volun more

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Visitors to The Garden House in Buckland Monachorum this weekend were met by a sea of blue spring bulbs planted throughout the bulb meadow and acer glade. The 10 acre garden is certainly putting on a great show for spring. The Garden House will be o more

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I love the winter, with Christmas and the New Year approaching I can confidently feel that all the mistakes and errors of the previous year can be closed off and here we are ready to run again – that counts for business, personal lives and also garde more

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