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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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London College of Garden Design’s New Planting Design Course

The London College of Garden Design

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

Elaine Kennedy

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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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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