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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 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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New survey shows 72% of UK citizens go online for gardening advice


A European-wide study has found that nearly three quarters of green fingered Brits use the web to look up gardening advice, before turning to anyone else for help.

The survey of over 26,000 people covered 17 countries worldwide and was commissioned by Bakker Spalding Garden Company. It found that 72% of UK citizens look up gardening advice before going anywhere else. Only a quarter would turn

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The Ultimate Guide to Composting

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Composting is a great way to achieve an environmentally-friendly, naturally balanced garden by recycling waste from your kitchen, or even the garden itself, back into the environment. This removes the need for landfill as well as making your plants more resistant to disease.

By composting you are providing your garden with highly beneficial nutrients, with the added benefit of knowing

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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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