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Left-over seeds

Any gardener will know there are seeds from leftover seed packets every year as the seed packets increase rather than decrease! It is just too tempting not to buy the many packets of seeds available, even if they don’t end up being sown and grown. You only need to look at gardeners on social media to see the vast collections of seed packets annually organised into monthly sowing to see just how many seed packets are hoarded each year. But what do you do with the seeds leftover in each packet after you’ve sown all you need?

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All about marigolds

Marigold means ‘golden flower’ and these delightful annuals will gleam and dazzle in pots and borders all summer. Easy to grow and care for, marigolds attract beneficial insects, and they’re also great at pest control.

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Keeping happy fish

Having an aquarium and keeping happy fish is a very popular choice for people all around the world. There is no wonder because not only can an aquarium bring life to home but just watching fish swimming in the water can be therapeutic in itself. There are many accessories and ways to set up a tank depending on the type of fish you would like to keep. Here are our tips for keeping your fish and tank in good condition. 

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How to choose the right garden tools

Having the right tools makes any job easier, and that goes for gardening too. To help you decide what you need for your garden, here’s our guide to our top ten garden tools.

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Bring some natural inspiration into your home

Create calm and peace and bring some natural inspiration into the home with touches of wood and accessories into your relaxing rooms. It is always lovely to come home and be able to relax after a day at work, so adding in touches of nature can add to the feeling of calm and relaxation. Create this look by combining accessories in natural materials. These ideas will help to get you started. 

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Gifts you can make for Valentine's Day

These gifts you can make for valentines day will help to bring a really personal touch to your romantic gift-giving for your valentine this year. There are many gifts and cards available perfectly suited to your loved one but why not go that extra mile and spend a little time making and personalising something for that extra special splash of romance. 

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Flower of the month: Chrysanthemum

The Chrysanthemum has been grown for a long time as cut flowers, they fill the garden with colour when little else is blooming and re now available in so many varieties, colours and shapes that we wonder if they are about to have their moment. Dahlias have been the Queen of the cut flower patch for many years but with a resurgence in homegrown cut flowers, the humble Chrysthanthemum is about to take the front stage to fill the borders later in the year.

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15 x gardening tips for February

Take a moment this month to look around, and you can see the garden coming back to life in front of your eyes. Snowdrops flower, clumps of grey-green daffodil leaves poke above the ground and the air is alive with birdsong. Spring’s definitely on its way! Get a head start on the garden this year with our top gardening tips.

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Flower of the month January: Rose

There is nothing like a rose to cheer up a garden, room in the home or on the allotment. When the Christmas decorations have been put away after the festivities why not enjoy some fresh, colourful roses in a vase or plant some bare-root plants out this month? With so many roses to choose from, there is one to suit every situation and they are much easier to look after with just a few tips. 

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DIY Ideas: Recycling the Christmas tree

We have put together some crafty ideas for recycling the Christmas tree to help you not only reuse your tree but to also make it easier for you when taking down the decorations after the 12 days of Christmas. When the festivities are over, it can sometimes be hard to find options for the Christmas tree that once stood in your home full of baubles and tinsel but with these ideas, not only will you have a fun crafty January but they will also make good use of your Christmas tree. 

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15 garden tips for January

January’s here, the shortest day is behind us and it’s the start of another great gardening year. To help you get your garden into shape for spring, we’ve put together our top 15 gardening tips for January.

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Garden trends forecast 2020

It is an exciting time for gardeners, with new research, products and innovative techniques being introduced to help with environmental issues, wellbeing and community. The garden trends forecast reports we may see an increase in these areas.

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