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The Health Benefits of Gardening

Many of us love investing time in our gardens. We ostensibly do this because it leads to beautiful spaces that we can enjoy with our family and friends, but for many of us, gardening also has an intrinsic appeal. We take pleasure in the process: the decision making and planning, the buying, planting and nurturing of plants.

One reason why we might find this activity so

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Summer Is Almost Over – Grab Some Hot Garden Deals

Retailers are always thinking ahead, just look at how early Easter goodies appear in the stores! While many are gearing up for the Christmas season, they haven’t quite forgotten summer just yet, and nor should you. Summer may seem like its fast departing, but there’s still some bright and sunny days left, and plenty of opportunity to plan for next summer. This is a win-win

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The Gift of Gardening

Time spent in the garden is time well spent.

A well tended garden with well tended lawns, flowers, beds, perhaps a fountain or some statues is an oasis from the hustle and bustle, a place to breath and to feel closer to nature.

Our summer in the UK is too short and our winter too long, so when we get the chance to put out garden furniture,

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Beautiful Radnorshire Property for Sale with Flourishing Widlife Garden

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Escape to the country – 15 Minutes from Llandrindod Wells!

… to beautiful rural Radnorshire where wildlife flourishes. We are a county wildlife site for great crested newts. We have all 3 species of newts and frogs and other aquatic insects. The otter and heron visit our large pond regularly.

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The site is 6.5 acres and comprises formal gardens, pasture, hay meadow, 3

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The Future of Farming Could be Multi-Storey

Abolishing the divide between urban and rural could be the key to feeding the world in the future. The world’s population is set to hit nine billion by 2050, so humanity needs to grow more food in less space – and soon.

Many people are concerned about the effects of intensive farming on the environment, but still the population keeps growing, with significant numbers facing hunger.

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Wildlife Gardening for the Heart

Gardening is a lovely way to exercise while achieving something beautiful, but if the thought of topiary leaves you cold, maybe your neglected back garden is an ideal candidate for wildlife habitats?

Wildlife gardening can be just as rewarding as its more traditional counterparts, with the added benefit of being a solid way for you to contribute to preserving the environment. When you think “wildlife garden”

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

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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