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UK gardens and green spaces are on the verge of a unique explosion of summer colour as the peak of two flowering seasons combine to create the most dramatic spectacle seen in years, says the UK’s gardening charity, but the best of it could be over in Read more

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July and August were traditionally high summer, the hottest and driest months of the year.  Recent years, however, have seen a shift in weather patterns and this year has been no exception. By the start of June, records stated the year so far has bee Read more

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The Garden House, in Buckland Monachorum, Devon, has re-opened at weekends for members and non members for the first time since the global pandemic forced its closure. Read more

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Neil Hepworth RHS / Neil Hepworth

Making compost and creating a wildlife haven As gardeners at a busy garden, we are asked many questions, some of which come up more often than most. One subject we are questioned about routinely is composting. It is the most environmentally friendly Read more

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Think colourful garden borders and structures. Read more

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Sue Drew RHS / Sue Drew

Summer is slowing down and as the deadheading starts to ease why not take the opportunity to get inspired for next year? Now is a favourable time to buy and plant many spring flowering bulbs. The variety and interest that they can add to the garden i Read more

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Two years after buying Rowden Garden Nursery, Emma Robertson and her husband, Tom have really made their mark on this specialist water plant nursery; building a new home, expanding the mail order business, diversifying into cut flowers, and rebrandin Read more

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May 19 Bluebell Sunday at Okehampton Castle This annual event marks the changing of the seasons and the coming of the bluebells throughout the castle’s woodlands, and has been a highlight of the Okehampton calendar since 1917 when local benefactor Read more

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June 28 - 30 Belstone Flower Festival This year the annual flower festival of the Northmoor team of churches will be hosted by the lovely church of St Mary’s in Belstone. This ancient church has many attributes: It dates from the 13th century with Read more

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Carol Sheppard RHS / Carol Sheppard

Help is at hand for problematic parts of the garden As horticulturists here at RHS Rosemoor, answering people’s questions is part of our role and a very common query from our visitors is: ‘What on earth can I do with a dark, cool, shady area of my Read more

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