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Sow earlier by using a heated propagator

Transform your seed sowing with a heated propagator and you can sow earlier and expand your range to include frost-tender summer bedding and delicious greenhouse crops.

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Shining Hellebores

Give hellebores the chance to shine by going round now snipping off last year’s old, tatty foliage right down at the base to expose the emerging flower buds. Use sharp secateurs and be really careful as it’s all too easy to snip off the flower buds themselves by mistake!

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Plant of the Week: Dwarf Conifers

Compact, handsome dwarf conifers really come into their own at this time of year. In a world of sepia brown, it’s lovely to have a neat splash of brilliant green, honey yellow or even steely blue to enjoy.

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Preview: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS has unveiled this year’s Chelsea Flower Show gardens and the world’s most famous flower show is set to be another cracker.

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Avoid rabbit damage

Protect your plants from rabbits as they’re particularly active at this time of year, that with the breeding season approaching and little food around to eat.

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Plant of the Week: Areca

Its feathery and arching fronds make a fabulous focal point! 

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Gardening in January

It’s a brand new year and there’s loads to do out in the garden!

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Plant of the Week: Sarcococca

Christmas box, as Sarcococca is also known, spends its summer providing a deep green backdrop for other, brighter summer plants.

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Ivy topiary

Make an ivy topiary for a year-round living garden ornament that adds a focal point to designs and a little fun to your outside space!

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Winter Citrus

Grow citrus over winter and you can enjoy a double bonus – gorgeously scented pretty white flowers, and the gleaming yellow fruit borne on the tree at the same time.

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