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Garden loves #6: Honeycomb trellis

  I discovered the fabulous Gardenbeet website today. In addition to amazing vertical gardens, the site also sells this gorgeous honeycomb trellis: perfect for adding style to an urban garden (and stopping your peas/beans/tomatoes from straggling along the floor). There are loads of other great products on the site too – well worth a visit if […]

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Garden loves #5: Mini vertical garden

  I’ll freely admit to being a little obsessed by vertical gardens but when this Minigarden is so utterly gorgeous, can you really blame me? Whether you’re looking to expand your outdoor space or only have a small flat to play with, these vertical garden growing systems are ideal. It’s not too late to plant […]

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How to attract birds #2: Feed them (bird hamper to be won)

Winter may be over but that doesn’t mean that birds don’t need feeding. According to Bill Oddie, birds need energy for the breeding season, particularly given the increasing urbanisation of wild birds. He’s created a range of bird food recipes alon g with a website and Youtube channel to help answer common bird feeding questions. He […]

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Garden loves #4: Toadstool bird bath

  At £140, this toadstool bird bath isn’t exactly the cheapest bird bath option around, but if you can afford to splash the cash, it’ll add a touch of fairytale whimsy to any garden, along with a vibrant splash of colour.

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Gardening competitions: Win a gardening holiday, luxury food and more

  Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg magazine has got some fantastic competitions at the moment, with prizes including an irrigation system, a ladder allotment (pictured) and an English Heritage gardening holidayfor 2-8 people (complete with hamper of local produce). Robert Dyas is offering £200 garden furniture comprising table, chairs, parasol and cushions. You could also win a luxury meat hamper courtesy […]

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Gardening for lazy people #1: Lettuce Rockery

I hate waste and I love experimentation. As such, when I ran out of gardening area, I turned to the only bit of space I could find*. There was a pile of pebbles that were waiting to be moved. They had a bit of soil clinging to them but were basically just grubby pebbles. I knew […]

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Robotic lawnmower inspired by sheep

Image: nixxphotography / FreeDigitalPhotos.net This time of year is wonderfully bursty. The peas, beans and nasturtiums that were planted from seed into the back garden a few weeks ago are now beginning to climb up their frames; the herbs are recovering from being ruthlessly cut back in April and are issuing forth new growth; the jasmine is […]

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