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Whether you already have green fingers, or would like to improve your gardening skills, we welcome you to ‘Wildlife Gardening’, our green gardening guide. Learn all about the insects that help in our gardens, and the pests we could all do without. There are gardening blog posts offering advice on managing garden ponds, landscaping, and planting through the seasons. Whether you want to build the

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Bakker Spalding’s tips for a bird-friendly winter garden

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Winter is notoriously a difficult time of year for birds, and figures from bird monitoring schemes suggest that populations of the most widespread species have dropped by around 421 million across Europe since 1980. Food is hard to come by in winter, making it extremely important that we do everything we can to encourage birds into our gardens throughout the winter. Here, Adrian Nind, Managing

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Home Care & Gardening Before Going on Holiday

Whether you’re jetting off for a sunny beach holiday or are excited to discover luxury ‘glamping’ in the UK, it’s important to make sure you’re fully prepared for your trip. This means making sure you’ve got everything you need packed in your suitcase, having all your documents to hand, and, of course, ensuring that your home and garden are ready to be left unattended for

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Haith encourages bird feeding with Help To Fly


That expensive gym membership may help the way the outside world sees us, but what about committing to a New Year’s resolution that’s good for the soul and great for nature; how about helping more birds to fly? Bird food company Haith’s is encouraging more of us to take up the hobby of bird feeding and they’re contributing to the cost with their affordable “Help

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The urban gardening guide – an introduction

Gardening has been proven to relieve stress and provide a host of other physical and psychological health benefits. And urban gardening has been proven to protect built-up areas from extreme heat and cold. Gardening is a rewarding hobby that should be valued for its own sake, and for the enjoyment and beauty that it can bring to people’s lives.

If you want to make your area

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London College of Garden Design’s New Planting Design Course

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The London College of Garden Design (LCGD) has launched a unique new 6-month planting design course aimed at professional designers and landscape architects that engages some of the UK’s leading plant specialists.

The course will be led by Andrew Fisher Tomlin with the support of leading designers and horticulturists that reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the plant world. Leading nursery specialist Rosy Hardy, Neil Lucas

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Haith’s stopping squirrels hoarding UK’s autumn nuts


As a nation of wildlife enthusiasts prepares to feed the birds this autumn, garden birders can breathe a sigh of relief that Haith’s – the bird food specialist – has plenty of tricks up its sleeve to help outwit marauding squirrels and protect the nation’s peanuts.

Earlier in 2015, Haith’s conducted market research to find out what were the most common problems associated with feeding wild

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Poll shows mental health benefit of being out in our gardens

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Bakker Spalding poll indicates 88% of us cite mental wellbeing as the top way in which spending time in our garden makes us feel more healthy

Of the 89 people who responded to the poll, 79 (88%) cited mental wellbeing as a key health benefit for spending time in our gardens.

The second most popular response was that respondents ‘generally feel fitter’ when spending

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Top Tips for Cleaning Up After Gardening

There aren’t many things more satisfying than a day spent in the garden. Sorting, pruning, digging, weeding – anything that makes your space look better gives such a nice feeling of contentment. The only downside is the dirt that’s likely to accumulate on your hands, clothes, face, and even hair!

Luckily there are some great tips out there about how to clean up post-gardening session. We’ve

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The new online gardening resource, Garden Aware is aiming to get more young readers gardening. It has set out to break the stereotype that green fingers are a hobby for the older generation with a colourful and engaging website offering interesting and attention-grabbing articles.

With a recent global gardening survey revealing that 47% of the UK population would like to introduce their children and/or grandchildren to

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Bakker Spalding’s photo competition to find UK’s most beautiful garden

Bakker Spalding Summer Garden Photo Competition

Bakker Spalding won’t be sitting still this autumn. The largest garden company in Europe is in search of the most beautiful garden photo in the UK. The theme of Bakker’s third photo competition this year is ‘summer garden’, and from now on everybody can send in their best picture via the Bakker Spalding website. This year, the photo competition has an extra celebratory touch, as

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