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The Everlasting Garden

Many flowers have everlasting features – their stems, leaves or seed heads often persist well after the plant itself has died; but some are so striking they are specially grown for indoor decoration. Grasses: until recently, only a few grasses … Continue reading

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Discovering Gardening for the First Time

Branching Out on Your Own You may not know all there is to know about gardening – you probably never will and if you ever did you’d die of boredom – but after the 26 stages you’ve worked your way … Continue reading

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The Gardening Challenge: After 12 Months

After 12 months and a mere 104 hours work, does your garden look anything like you planned for it to look? So you may feel just a little disappointed because there may be less colour in the garden now than … Continue reading

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Two Hour Gardening Project: Stage 26 Climbing Plants and Pergolas

One first-rate climbing plant, a look back over one year in the garden, and a glimpse of the future wind up the first part of this 2 Hour Garden section. If, what you have learnt over the year has encouraged … Continue reading

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Two Hour Gardening Project: Stage 25 Getting To Know Your Garden

The gardening cycle is complete. At this stage we are back at the same time of year we started with Stage 1. We’re back to the time to sow our first annual seeds for this year – this time sweet … Continue reading

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Two Hour Gardening Project: Stage 24 Propagation and Growing Herbs

Waste not want not is a motto every good gardener should take to heart. Propagating your own plants, swapping bits with other gardeners, helps extend your garden flower-power. Plants reproduce largely by seed: here we deal with non-seeding (vegetative) propagation. … Continue reading

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Two Hour Gardening Project: Stage 23 Principles of Pruning

Pruning is one of those essential gardening activities that too many people just shy away from. But there’s no mystery to pruning: just good common sense. We illustrate the basic principles of pruning, but as you move into your second … Continue reading

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Two Hour Gardening Project: Stage 22 Rock Gardening

In the dead, dull days of winter it’s time to take a look at house plants, and think about decoration in the garden. Many plants, indoors and out, can be increased by cuttings, and now’s a good time to learn … Continue reading

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Two Hour Gardening Project: Stage 21 Making Christmas Present Plants

With Christmas coming up, it’s time to remember that plants make lovely presents. Trouble is, many people find their flowers beginning to fade all too soon, so we give some tips on keeping these plants healthy. Garden centres and florists … Continue reading

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Two Hour Gardening Project: Stage 20 Tubs and Container Gardening

We take time off to tell you about tubs. Maybe you’ll use them next year – it’s too late for this year, or maybe you had the sense to look ahead and find this page earlier. The time to plant … Continue reading

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