The Winter Days

The Winter Days

Winter days don't leave much daylight for late afternoon, early evening potting about in the way summer does. This shaves many hours off the available gardening time each week.
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Winter Checklist

Winter Checklist

The last summer's crops have been picked and the veges we planted in autumn are looking good. Much of the garden will soon be sleeping but that doesn't mean we have to hibernate indoors
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Greenlife Matters

We know plants and green spaces are good for us. But did you know plants can provide health & wellbeing, economic, social and sustainable environmental solutions?
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Legionnaires' Disease

Gardening is an enjoyable and healthy pastime. However each year a few gardeners contract legionnaires' disease. There are simple steps you can take to lessen the risk.
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Flower show inspiration

Flower show inspiration

Go Gardening went to London's Chelsea and Ireland's Bloom in the Park. See pictures from two of the world's best garden shows
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4 Top Trees to Plant in Winter

4 Top Trees to Plant in Winter

Winter is the season of hibernation for some plants. It might be the same for some people but for the real gardener, hibernation provides the opportunity to do great things in the garden.
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Winter's Touch

Winter's Touch

A southerly weather system, fresh snow on the hills, an incoming high, and a cessation in wind flow, are all the perfect ingredients for frost
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Growing Your Greens

Growing Your Greens

They are among winter's most powerful health foods, especially when you grow your own. The nutrient rich veges we call brassicas reach peak flavour when chilly weather causes their sugar content to rise
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Winter inspiration


10 winter shrubs to plant

10 winter shrubs to plant

The winter garden can be surprisingly colourful - here's ten of the best shrubs for winter interest
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Bringing Nature Indoors

Bringing Nature Indoors

Along with the retro revival of all things mid-century, houseplants are making a big comeback in fashionable living spaces worldwide. This all bodes well for happy, healthy homes
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Soil Builders

Soil Builders

Great soil is a gardener's best friend. Hidden below ground level, it's too often forgotten, until you wonder why your plants are failing to thrive! The answer lies in organic matter
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Plant for Birds

Plant for Birds

Next time you're choosing plants for your garden, spare a thought for our feathered friends. The rewards are numerous
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