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The Ultimate Bulb Planting Guide (and How to Deter Those Pesky Squirrels)

Pre-planting tip Buy bulbs from reputable garden centres (ahem) this October for the best choice and remember to plant October for daffodils and in November for tulips. Design tip Choose two colours, then select several different bulb types and varieties of just these two colours. The limited colour pallet will give your display a sense of calm and unity, but the many varieties of bulb will create interest. Preparation of soil Most hardy bulbs originate from the Mediterranean, where they enjoy warm, [...]

Outdoor flower pots for small garden, patio or terrace

Urban Gardening Experts on Getting the Most from Small Spaces

Outdoor space is in short supply in the city and it can be hard to imagine how you could indulge your passion for greenery on a balcony the size of a postage stamp. With the right expertise, however, it’s actually surprisingly easy to convert your tiny urban space into a leafy wonderland. From using the space in unexpected ways to giving your plants that little extra care they need to make them thrive, there are plenty of small things [...]

The Beautiful little seedlings in cups close up.

Create a Low Maintenance Garden: Top Advice for City Dwellers

Few things in life match the wonderful feeling of relaxing in a pretty garden at the end of a long day. For many of us, however, having a perfectly tended garden feels like just another thing we can’t fit into our busy lives. This is especially true if you live in the city, where the ‘garden’ is often made up of little more than a small patio or even just a balcony. Despite this, creating a low maintenance garden [...]