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Plant of the Week: Saintpaulia

With their sumptuously velvety, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of delightful little flowers held almost all year round..

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A helping hand to garden wildlife

In the wake of one of the hottest and driest summers on record the Royal Horticultural Society is appealing to gardeners to lend a helping hand to garden wildlife.

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Store tomatoes for your winter supply

It’s been an amazingly good tomato year what with the heat and sunshine for weeks on end – so if you’ve eaten your fill of fresh tomatoes but still have a massive glut left over, now is the time to squirrel your surplus away for winter supplies.

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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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