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Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'

JOHN RICHMOND

Magnolia are in flower A Dartmoor spring view to Buckland Monachorum Church There’s no doubt that March has been an awful month for gardeners. Hail, snow, ice, rain and gales have all taken their toll. The snowdrops enjoyed the cold and visitors e more

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14 – 15 April Wilderness Weekend This is a great fun and educational day for all the family, offering amazing living-off-the-grid ideas for everyone from small holders to gardeners, ecologists to horticulturists. Retired and serving Royal Mar more

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Bulbs are creating magnificently colourful spring displays, but there are numerous gorgeous summer bulbs and tubers too – many of which should be planted right now. Summer flowerers divide into two main groups: winter-hardy types that happily remain more

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Jonathan Webster, Curator at RHS Rosemoor, shares his love of spring gardens, some plants that he really would not do without and some top tips and gardening advice to get us back in the garden! Spring is one of my favourite times of year - after a more

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Surely one of the best signs that winter is almost over is the sight of snowdrops pushing up through cold, dark earth and dead leaves. Whether it’s a single, brave flower standing alone that catches your eye, or great swathing clumps of white; the si more

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Sue Fisher is a garden designer and writer based on the Bere Peninsula With environmental topics like wildlife and waste so much in the news, becoming a more eco-friendly gardener is a great resolution with which to start the gardening year. Even sma more

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Our wonderful English Country Garden Festival, celebrates the diversity and talents of the artisan makers and plant growers , here in the West Country. Set amid the beautiful traditional country gardens of this lovely Edwardian Arts & Crafts styl more

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Unfreeze the garden Bird baths can become frozen solid in winter. The ice will usually dislodge as one mass. Refilling with water will ensure birds get a much needed drink and wash. Continue feeding birds to supplement their food as the ground will more

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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

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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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