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Quick and Easy Vegetables for Pots

Pots are fantastic inventions - with regular watering and the right choice of compost, you can reduce your shopping bills and even enjoy fantastic flavours without leaving the home. 

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How to get the perfect garden on a budget

Over the past few months our gardens have had to deal with all sorts of weather, so it’s no wonder they’re in need of a little more TLC than normal. No matter what size your garden is, if you’ve let things go a little bit wild, it’s always going to be hard to find the time, money and let’s face it - the enthusiasm to venture outside and get things back in shape.

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7 tips for the best hanging baskets

Whether you’re desperate to become the envy of your neighbours for your succulent summer BBQ, or you want to gloat about your bustling summer baskets - get ahead of the gardening-game with 7 easy tips to boasting huge, healthy baskets this Summer!

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How to keep your summer bulbs in pots flowering for longer

When it comes to planting in containers, bulbs are some of the easiest to grow and the most beautiful to look at.

What’s more, if potted correctly, they’ll bloom again and again, giving you years of enjoyment.

Here are some tips for getting the biggest, best, and longest-flowering blooms from your potted bulbs.

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The Bug Files: Know the enemy attacking your greenhouse

There’s a titanic battle going on in your greenhouse.

While your pretty plants are popping up, pesky pests are ready to take them down. From weevils to whitefly – everyone’s looking for a slice of your harvest; nibbling leaves, sucking sap and causing a general all-round nuisance.

Fear not, we’ve got the lowdown on the perpetrators, and how to fight back…

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Alys Fowler

Controlling pests and disease in your garden

A healthy garden has pests and diseases, sometimes lots, sometimes just a few. Many things that are pests to us are food for something else. They are part of the ecosystem and a healthy garden can sustain them without damage.

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Alys Fowler

Sowing sweet peas

The joy of picking a posy of highly scented sweet peas is one of the highlights of summer for some. To get them growing as soon as possible, you can start sowing now on a warm windowsill or a heated propagator.

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