Banking for the future

Banking for the future

Conserving precious native species in the face of a serious new pathogen is a multifaceted effort involving gardeners and scientists all around the country.
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Nature's planting time

Nature's planting time

With cool air and warm, rain-soaked soil that's easy to dig, autumn is a great time to be outside planting.
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Love your lawn this Autumn

Love your lawn this Autumn

A lovely lawn gives a feeling of peace and comfort. Autumn is a great time to give your lawn the love it deserves, and the very best time to create a lovely new lawn.
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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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Go nuts!

Go nuts!

You may only have space for one kind of nut, but the good news is that nut trees give us more than just nuts. They also provide shade, shelter and beauty.
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Kids Go Gardening - Bug Hotel

Kids Go Gardening - Bug Hotel

Build it and they will come! A bug hotel is an ideal insect habitat! It's a home for ladybirds and other beetles, tiny hover flies, parasitic wasps, predatory mites. Create your own piece of garden architecture!
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Grow Spring bulbs in pots

Grow Spring bulbs in pots

Autumn is bulb planting time. We have a good three months (more in the north), to get them planted, but for the pick of the season's best, its best to buy early in the season.
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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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Autumn inspiration


Neonicotinoid insecticides - discussion

Neonicotinoid insecticides - discussion

The neonicotinoid group of insecticides have come under scrutiny recently because while not toxic to bees, they appear to cause problems with bee function.
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Autumn gold

Autumn gold

As befitting a grand finale, the colour dial turns full volume at summer's end. Plant these time-honoured treasures to add to the richness of your late summer garden.
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Flowering annuals for Autumn and Winter

Flowering annuals for Autumn and Winter

Autumn, when rains fall on soil that still holds summer's warmth, is generally a great time for planting. Flowering annuals can establish their roots in readiness for winter and spring flowering.
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Changing seasons

Changing seasons

When the calendar turns to March, autumn has officially arrived and it's the exciting beginning of a brand new planting season. Sarah O'Neil ponders the practicalities of getting ready for winter while the summer vege garden keeps on giving.
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Inspiration for Kids

A quarterly mini magazine for children containing colour projects and puzzles to encourage the next generation of gardeners. FREE bonus Yates Seed with each issue

Environmentally safe Agapanthus

Environmentally safe Agapanthus

Agapanthus are often looked on as a weedy plant but there are a new generation of agapanthus available that don't spread themselves around.
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

It's a pest that infests homes and gardens. If you see one, don't kill it! Catch it, take a photo and call MPI on 0800 80 99 66.
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Myrtle Rust - information for gardeners and hikers

Myrtle Rust - information for gardeners and hikers

For those of you out and about and in the garden, keep a look out for symptoms of Myrtle Rust.
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Book - Garden Pest & Disease Control

Book - Garden Pest & Disease Control

With fewer options on the garden centre shelves for controlling pests and diseases, this book provides solutions for the home gardener by focusing on 'integrated control' using all the tools available.
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