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Edible Hanging Baskets

If you’re short on space and are looking for an easy way to increase your gardening yield, hanging baskets are the way forward. They can be hung outdoors or indoors. Just bear in mind that you’ll get drips on the surface underneath them when you water them. Bathrooms and kitchen windowsills are good places to […]

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Gardening in confined spaces #1: Egglings

No matter how small your growing space, these gorgeous egglings will fit, what with being the size of an egg (albeit a duck or possibly goose egg rather than a hen’s egg). The concept is simple. Tap the egg gently to crack the top open and reveal the soil within. Place the eggling on its teracotta […]

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Reach for the sun

Bouf.com is a lovely site full of pretty (albeit often rather pricey) things. This window planter is cute and offers designer style for £20, while also helping your plants lean towards the sun. OK, they will do it naturally (which is why it’s a good idea to turn your plant pots every day so that the […]

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Adventures with microgreens #1: Using up old seeds

If you meant to start gardening last year and bought some herb or vegetable seeds then never got around to planting them; bought seeds only to discover they’re nearing their sell-by-date; or have a glut of seeds of uncertain age for some other reason, don’t think you have to throw them away. I’ve successfully grown seeds […]

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Windowbox Wonders

Getting a windowbox set up is easy. You need: A container. This could be a traditional windowbox or you could opt for something a bit quirkier. I like to match the plant to the container, for example growing camomile in a vintage teapot; strawberries in large; stemmed glass bowls; salad in a salad bowl; or mint in […]

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Garden loves #7: Plant chandelier

OK, it may be £80, but this gorgeous indoor hanging basket from Gardenbeet is so elegant that I can’t help but pining after it. Perfect if you’re looking for ways to add extra growing space to your abode. Just remember not to hang it over anything that might get damaged when you water it: a bathroom […]

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Gardening for late starters #2

If you’ve always fancied giving gardening a go but haven’t got round to it quite yet, it’s not too late to start this year. Just follow groweatgift’s guide to gardening for late starters. Don’t panic too much about germination time. If you have a greenhouse (or warm windowsill), you can still start tomatoes off now, particularly […]

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