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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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The National Botanic Garden hosting 3rd annual Wales Wildflower Day

National Botanic Garden

The National Botanic Garden is hosting the third annual Wales Wildflower Day on Sunday June 28.

Nature lovers will get the chance to get up close and personal, not only with a whole host of wildflowers, especially the orchid-rich meadows, but with the insects, butterflies and moths which mingle with the wild plant life.



Visitors to Wales Wildflower Day will enjoy a series of expert-led tours around

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Have you got Britain’s Worst Garden? – Your Chance to Win a Garden Makeover

If you think you have Britain’s worst garden then if you share your story you could win a garden makeover worth £1,000 courtesy of the “home to great tradesmen”.

The search is on to find Britain’s worst garden. Is your garden a living nightmare? Dangerous to the children? Is the cat too scared to go outside? Are your neighbours buying taller fences to hide the eyesore? are offering all homeowners a

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Great British Growing Awards 2015 Results

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The votes have been counted and the results are now in for the Grow Your Own Great British Growing Awards 2015! Sponsored by The Edible Garden Show and nominated and voted for entirely by our readers and online visitors, these awards reveal the most popular brands, places, garden heroes, books, resources and shops across the UK’s growing community.

Thousands of gardeners, up and down the country

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Win £100 worth of EcoBorder garden borders!


Win £100 of EcoBorder!

Wildlife Gardening has teamed up with The Plastic People to give you the chance of winning £100 worth of EcoBorder, the environmentally friendly garden border system.

With EcoBorder, you can instantly smarten the appearance of your garden: simply install between your grass and borders for a sleek, neat finish. The border is flexible, durable and reusable too, so it can be used in

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The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops




Everybody’s favourite spring flower is the centre of attention for a special  day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday January 31 – and it’s FREE for all.

Galanthus is a much-loved harbinger of spring and here at the Garden there is a mile of snowdrops to explore but Snowdrop Day is so much more than walk in the park.

There will be talks, trails,

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A Guide to Pond Plants

Using pond plants adds colour, texture and natural beauty to your pond. However it is also a great way to add oxygen to your pond and combat algae and other water problems.

Benefits of pond plants:

Colour and natural beauty
Combat algae as they utilise the nutrients in the water
Create shade and shelter for fish and other wildlife
Natural filtration as plants absorb trace elements and more

Types of Pond

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Helping Garden Wildlife During The Winter

The winter forecast warns that parts of the UK will suffer temperatures dropping to -27 made even the most enthusiastis Winter lovers shudder. You will certainly take steps immediately to prepare your home, car and garden for that endurance contest brought on by Mother Nature. The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reminds all who have gardens or even vacant land to also

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Sowing the seeds of hope 2015 Calendar Last Order Date

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With a last ordering date of Friday 12 December, time is now running out to order the new ‘Sowing the seeds of hope’ calendar from The British Polio Fellowship in time for Christmas. Priced at just £4.95 thanks to sponsorship from Syngenta and Westland Horticulture, proceeds will go towards supporting those living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) in the

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Stress free garden design projects by London College Of Garden Design

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The London College of Garden Design have announced a new series of courses for the New Year aimed at helping designers and landscapers achieve their new year business resolutions and achieve stress free projects.

Mark Gregory who is leading the new courses said “The easiest way to get stressed is when a project fails to live up to expectations so we have invited some of the

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2015 to include snakes and legless lizards

Grass snakes and slow worms will be added to the world’s largest garden wildlife survey on 24 & 25 January 2015

More than half a million people are expected to watch and count their garden birds for this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in January, with some surprising new creatures on the list among our feathered friends too.

The survey, now in its 36th year, provides information

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