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How to stop rabbits from eating your plants?

Rabbits might look cute and fluffy, but they’re not a welcome sight for gardeners. They’re a menace to seedlings and young leaves, and they’re not fussy about what they eat, munching happily on a wide variety of garden plants. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stop rabbits from eating your plants.

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How to consider the Earth at all times?

Are you joining Earth hour at 8.30 pm on Saturday 30 March? Earth hour is all about encouraging everyone to turn off non-essential lights for one hour, one day of the year. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), it’s a symbolic hour showing commitment to the preservation of our wonderful planet. The more people who participate the better we can all think and act to help conservation of the world. But outside of Earth Hour, what can we do to consider the earth at all times?

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Create a special something for Mother’s Day

The one day of the year we celebrate Mothers everywhere, will soon be here and it’s a day to recognise, appreciate and thank the special lady in our life. You could go for an exclusive meal or a girls day at the spa but nothing is more appreciated than a handmade gift for Mum. There is something special about the time and effort spent on a gift made at home and you won’t be short of ideas if you read on…

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Home trend: Geometric Shapes

Geometric shapes are a great way to help create bright and modern interiors. If used well, they can give a perfect balance with interesting fabrics and accessories, adding a harmonious touch to home interiors. The modern edges of geometry provide a contemporary touch and it’s becoming more popular all across the world. But how to use geometric shapes in your home and how do to involve plants in the design style? Have a read through these ideas to get you started! 

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What can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

There is a lot about planting and garden design that we can learn from Piet Oudolf, his romantic and naturalistic approach to planting large landscapes is special and different to many other designers, which is why he is so influential in the industry. His style can be replicated in any size garden with some tweaks here and there for size but the natural drama and colour he creates for all year interest is second to none. Take a look at some of his work in places such as The Millennium Garden at Pensthorpe Natural Park to Battery Park in New York, also the High Line in New York to County Cork Garden in Ireland. So what can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

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3 ways you can join Garden Re-leaf Day

Greenfingers Charity Garden Re-Leaf Day is a popular event which is held annually and helps to raise much-needed funds to transform the lives of children spending time in hospices across the country. The magical gardens created at these hospices bring much-needed respite and joy to children and their families lives. This year is the eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March 2019 and there are many ways you can get involved from organising walks, cycling challenges along with quiz nights, raffles and cake sales. Here are a few ideas! 

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Source: Green Fingers Charity
Garden plant of the moment: Peach tree

Is there anything more delicious than a ripe, juicy peach? Gardeners have been growing peaches in the UK for centuries, and it’s said that Queen Victoria didn’t consider a meal complete without a fresh peach. You don’t need a palace to grow peaches though – any warm sunny garden will do.

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Indoor style: Vintage Romance

Who doesn't love a bit of romance? By styling your home with a touch of vintage romance, you’ll feel relaxed every day, if you are working from home, chilling out after a day in the office or busy keeping on top of the chores, add a touch of sass as well and you’ll feel like there is no place like home. Have a read through these four tips for a vintage romantic indoor style.

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Restoring your lawn in spring

We all love the look of a lush green lawn, but keeping it that way can be a headache. Bare patches, moss and weeds are just some of the problems that face gardeners in their quest for the perfect piece of turf. But with a bit of maintenance, you can achieve a lawn to be proud of.

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What to do in the garden in March?

In March, you can practically feel life flooding back into the garden. Spring bulbs are flowering and buds are appearing on branches. It’s a glorious time to be out of doors, watching the new gardening year begin again, and here are a few jobs for you to be getting on with this month.

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