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The best Fathers Day gift for your dad

We have the best Fathers Day gift for your dad to surprise your dad and give him the best Day. On the third Sunday in June, this year on June 21,  it's time to highlight your love for your dad. If it's your dad, granddad, stepdad, father in law or bonus father, all fathers need to get extra attention today. In our store, you'll find plenty of creative ideas to surprise your dad. Here are our tips for the best Fathers Day gift for your dad.

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Summer Salvias

Where would our gardens be without summer salvias? With close to 900 different species, from colourful bedding salvias to hardy perennials, they’re a must-have in summer gardens. 

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Best plants to start a cutting garden

Grow your dream with the best plants to start a cutting garden in this guide. A cutting garden can be grown in your own garden, on an allotment of an appropriate piece of land. Not only do cutting gardens look so pretty but they can also provide an income if you would like to sell cut flowers. Either way, growing a cutting garden can be really satisfying and a lot of fun. Try these plants to get things started.

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Home trend: how to keep it cool during summer in your home

When it is hot outside keep it cool during summer with these home trends. It is always lovely to get inside during the heat of the summer to cool off with a jug of fruit water and relax in a fresh colour scheme. Cooling designs are calming, refreshing and relaxing, which is the perfect mix for a lovely home so while you can keep yourself relaxed by drinking plenty of fresh water, use a pretty fan to cool your face and sit in the shade.

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Heat tips for pets

Our heat tips for pets will help you to make sure you look after your pets well during the heat of the summer, and at any other time when the temperature rises. We are a nation of pet lovers, and our furry friends are part of the family, so their welfare is a top priority. Pets can really struggle in the heat if they don’t have what is needed, and so here are some ways to make sure your beloved pets do not overheat.

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Grow Bamboo in the garden

Many gardeners grow bamboo in the garden, as it can provide screening, interest and bring a touch of overseas to the garden. Bamboo looks great in an urban jungle, and some birds really enjoy the tall bamboo and rustling leaves. But there are many things to think about before planting bamboo to make sure it doesn't take over your garden and the neighbours. Our tips below should help you make the right choice for your garden and keep it in check.

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15x garden tips for June

In June, the days are at their longest. Flowers bloom, bees buzz, and it’s time for the first harvests of fruit and vegetables. Here are our top 15 June gardening tips to keep your garden looking great.

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Garden tips: How to get more out of your herbs

Few things are more satisfying in life than being able to pick your own fresh herbs when you need them. We’ve picked five of our favourite herbs and come up with some top tips to get the best out of herbs from the garden

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How to take softwood cuttings

Taking softwood cuttings is easy to do, and it’s a great way to make new plants at minimal costs. Softwood cuttings are sections cut from the new young growth of plants and grown into new plants. They should be taken from mid-spring to early summer and potted up by mid-summer at the latest, to give the new plants time to develop roots before winter.

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Make birdhouses

It is excellent to make your own birdhouse, and there are many different ways to do this from recycling old household items to buying some wood or a birdhouse kit and making it yourself DIY style. As long as it is safe, secure, and there is enough room, you are likely to see some of your typical garden birds nesting in no time. If you really want to see what goes on inside the birdhouse as nesting gets underway, there are even wildlife cameras that you can put into the box and watch the egg-laying and hatching action from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few ideas for you to make yours.

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