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National Children's Gardening Week

The initiative, now in its fourth year, is backed by the Greenfingers Charity and National Garden Gift Voucher and Gift Card Schemes. It’s an annual festival of fun for everyone, whether you garden at a school garden, with a community group or just in your own back garden.

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Coming up: the Chelsea Flower Show

Ten show gardens will strut their stuff on main avenue. Among the highlights are Sarah Price’s creation for show sponsor M&G, described as a sensual garden of water, earth, light and shadow.

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Do the Chelsea Chop

It works best on late-flowering perennials, including sedum, phlox, heleniums, echinacea, anthemis and solidago.

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Annual flowers

Sow annual flowers now for a spectacular display of colour and beauty later in the summer.

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What to do in the garden in May?

It’s a good time of year to be a gardener – so here are the jobs you can be getting on with this month! 

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International Dawn Chorus Day

There’s a good reason to get up early this weekend – it’s International Dawn Chorus Day! 

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'Spring' into action

The warm weather brings a short, intense burst of spring flowering bringing the biggest and most beautiful spectacle of colour seen in years.

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Plant of the Week: Tomato

Nothing beats a tomato picked fresh from the garden, warm from the sun and positively bursting with flavour.

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Rhubarb advice

A fully mature clump can keep you supplied with as many succulent, sweet red stems as you can eat from now until June, with plenty left over for the freezer!

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National Gardening Week

Run by the Royal Horticultural Society, National Gardening Week is now in its 7th year with thousands of people, gardens, charities, garden centres and groups getting involved in inspiring you to get out into your garden.

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Plant of the Week: Carrots

The humble carrot is transformed when it’s fresh-pulled from your back garden into a mouth-wateringly sweet treat, crunchy and full of flavour.

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Mini alpine scene

Create a mini alpine scene in a pot with a selection of exquisitely beautiful alpine plants to add a beautiful feature that fits into the tiniest of spaces.

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