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Plant of the Week: Gentian

The intense azure colouring of their flowers turns heads wherever they’re planted, making these tiny plants real show-stoppers in the garden.

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Harvest fresh, home-grown spuds!

Although in the middle of summer the last thing you’ll be thinking about is Christmas, it’s worth tearing yourself away from the garden just for a second to do a little advance festive planning.

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National Allotment Week 2018

Get to know more about allotment life by joining in with some of the many events around the country for National Allotments Week next week!

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Plant of the Week: Aloe Vera

Pop this handsome succulent onto a sunny windowsill indoors for your own home-grown first-aid kit! 

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Midsummer

Houseplants respond well to a little extra care in midsummer, getting a new lease of life so they finish the summer at the peak of health and looking at their very best.

 

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Herb harvesting time!

Harvest herbs regularly at this time of year to enjoy them at their very best, taking care to pick at the right time of day to make sure they’re packed full of fragrance and flavour.

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Lost treasures have been exposed as a result of last heatwave

The ghostly shadows of long-lost gardens have emerged in the wake of this summer’s heatwave after browning grass revealed the foundations under lawns.

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What to do in the garden in August?

Now that August has arrived, the gardening to-do list might have become a little shorter, but there are still plenty of jobs to get on with this month! 

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Plant of the Week: Basil

Basil is among the most popular herbs in Mediterranean cooking – you’ll find it chopped into mozzarella and tomato salads, shredded onto pizzas or simply torn up and tossed raw among salad ingredients for a lift of rich, tangy flavour.

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Hosepipe ban

This year has seen the longest heatwave in more than 40 years, with weather watchers recording the fourth hottest and driest June since 1910. Most of the country now experiencing soil moisture levels much lower than normal for this time of year.

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