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5 bulbs to plant now for striking spring colour

Spring bulbs like daffodils and tulips are easy to grow you simply dig a hole, pop them in and wait!  They are time bombs, which are ready and waiting to explode with scent and colour just as you wake up from the ‘big sleep’. Let’s delve into five fantastic bulbs that you can get planting…

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Create a fairy garden| Activity

Fairy gardens are a great way to engage children and inspire them to create their own mini garden. The planting principle is the same and a general garden pot or container is the perfect size… just add creativity. You don’t have to create your garden for just fairies, toy dinosaurs and model characters seem to…

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The Magic of Microgreens

Microgreens are herbs and plant seedlings that we harvest before they’re full size. Top chefs have been using flavorsome microgreens as garnishes for years, but did you know that these trendy seedling veggies are easy to grow and packed with nutrients. Here’s all you need know to get going with these marvelous mini greens. Making…

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Plant for August | Gazania

Gazania The Gazania, also known as the African daisy possess an eccentric mix of bright and bold hues. This perennial can give a pleasing pop of colour to any back garden.  A particularly eye-catching plant that has the amazing ability to close their flowers in dull weather, making them a chosen cultivar for the warmer…

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Get to know: IncludeMe2 – Sunday Mirror

Suzie Wilson – IncludeMe2 Our story Our group is called the #allotmentangels and we are a part of of Includeme2 club are based in Reidvale Community Allotment in Dennistoun, Glasgow. We meet 4 times a week and sometimes 5 and are currently volunteering over 100 hours a week! A number of the members of Includeme2…

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Build your own bug hotel

Bug houses come in all shapes and sizes Bug house are a popular feature in school and community gardens. There are a simple and cheap way of creating a wildlife friendly environment. Look at some of the bug houses from across our network! If you feel inspired by these creative wildlife havens, take a look…

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Get to know: The Railway Garden – Sunday Mirror

Kate – Snowy Owl 1st Shepherdswell Brownies Our story Our Brownie group is called 1st Shepherdswell Brownies. We are based in Shepherdswell, Near Dover, Kent and we meet every week. We love having fun, making new friends, crafts, pack holidays, trips! As a group we are passionate about the great outdoors and enjoy making habitats…

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5 fun ways to attract wildlife to your garden

Hedgehogs It is easy to encourage these small, prickly, yet cute creatures to hibernate and rest in your garden. You may even find they’ll raise their young once your home is more established. Studies have shown that hedgehog numbers are decreasing which is a real shame given that they keep down the numbers of pesky…

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Get to know: The Wonky Florist – Sunday Mirror

Sue Hulme – Wonky Garden Our story Wonky Garden was started by myself and two friends in 2017 after we met during our cancer treatments. From our very early discussions when we talked about what we’d like to do after our treatements had ended, it became clear that we all had our own personal objectives…

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Plant for July | Lavender

Lavender With its bushing habit, vivid flowers and pleasing scent, lavender is a real cottage garden staple. A favourite for bees and other insects, it is a must have for any wildlife garden too!   Where to plant Lavender enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. They struggle in heavier soils such as clay and loam,…

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