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The world’s greatest flower show is a wonderfully rich source of design and planting ideas, as well as the place to spot the latest trends. This year’s Chelsea was better than ever, with the ten large show gardens offering designs in widely contrast more

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Travelling to other countries is a wonderful opportunity to see plants growing in their native habitats, as well as enjoying more cultivated ‘exotics’ in gardens and parks. Often these plants are remarkably familiar, because many of our so-called ‘ga more

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It’s time to start talking nicely to your tomatoes and serenading your roses. Why not put 8th September in your diary and come and join in with a village tradition that has been happening annually in Milton Abbot for more than eighty years. We welcom more

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On 1 May, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time records a programme at RHS Garden Rosemoor. The celebrated panel of gardening experts, including Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank and Neil Porteous along with Eric Robson in the chair, will be tackling more

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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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February is a perfect time to start planning your garden for the months ahead. The gardeners at Cotehele near Saltash, have an idea that will help you enhance your patch for not just months, but for years. During apple grafting weekend on 17 and 18 F 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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In the depths of winter it’s always wonderful to see those first stirrings of spring, and there’s an opportunity to do just this at Higher Cherubeer, Dolton, near Winkleigh, this February. Jo and Tom Hynes are opening their garden gates to the public 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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In addition to the well-known association of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe at Christmas, the plant has also been associated over the years with healing powers and fertility as well as a sign of peace and good luck. Mistletoe has come to have s 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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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

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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

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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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