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Five benefits of joining a local gardening club

Here are five benefits of joining a local gardening club to help you decide if you would like to join your local club. Gardeners love to talk about gardening, and many people feel embarrassed to join a club if they have no knowledge of gardening or even experienced gardeners can shy away from a gardening club. Hopefully, we can help you take steps to go along because clubs can be so helpful.

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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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Grow a Lily in your garden

It’s easy to grow a Lily in your garden, with so many varieties to choose from there is one for everyone! From oriental to tree lilies, martagons to trumpet and hybrids - the choice is vast and very exciting. If you would like to grow a beautiful Lily in your garden, check out the below information to get started.

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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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Houseplant of the month: Calla Lily

This month, the houseplant of the month is Calla Lily. For sheer head-turning glamour, it’s hard to beat calla lilies. With their elegantly curved flowers in colours from deepest purple to blazing orange, they’re a spectacular addition to the summer garden or conservatory. Here’s how to grow and care for a calla lily.

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