More colour, less fuss

More colour, less fuss

Nothing says spring like a garden full of flowers. Keeping up the colour right through spring, summer and autumn is easy to achieve with so many long flowering modern hybrids at our disposal.
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Non-stop crops - the art of succession planting

Non-stop crops - the art of succession planting

For those who love to grow what they eat, the season of plenty has arrived. October is a huge month for planting a huge range of vegetable crops. Almost anything can go in the ground in spring.
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Inspired by nature - creating with flowers

Inspired by nature - creating with flowers

Spring is all about colour. Whether it's filling pots with flowers that continue from now until next winter or planting something more permanent, getting creative with flowers is one of the great pleasures of the new season.
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Grow beautiful tomatoes

Grow beautiful tomatoes

To grow beautiful tomatoes you will need - warm sunny weather, good clean soil (or planting mix), seeds or seedlings, stakes, tomato food and water
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Container creations

Container creations

Brightening the scene with instant pops of colour in pots and hanging baskets is a time-honoured exterior decorating trick. Flowers are a popular choice for spring, but exciting colour opportunities are also found in foliage.
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Mini marvel

Mini marvel

Stunning new release, Flower Carpet® rose Mini Cherry has petite cherry red blooms set on a low growing habit, ideal for edging pathways or flower borders.
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Growing azaleas and rhododendrons

Growing azaleas and rhododendrons

Azaleas and Rhododendrons are versatile shrubs with dazzling displays of flowers from late winter to early summer, and a variety of foliage and growth forms.
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Bold and beautiful

Bold and beautiful

Spring is planting time for two classic summer flowers. Both are excellent for picking. Dahlia tubers and gladioli corms arrive in garden centres in August
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Container culture

Container culture

When your outdoor space is tiny or temporary, container gardening is a great way to grow. Even for those with dirt to dig, planting a few edibles in pots makes good sense when it's cold and wet out there
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On home ground

On home ground

When you want to grow your own food but don't have a large garden, it comes down to getting the most out of the space you have.
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Summer from seed

Summer from seed

November is planting time for some favourite summer crops. Sarah O'Neil speaks from experience about sowing seed outdoors.
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20 Seed Sowing Tips

20 Seed Sowing Tips

Spring is the main season for growing spring and summer food crops and flower plants from seed. It's easy to do, is hugely satisfying and can save money too!
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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

Seed magic!

Seed magic!

A little tree grows up and one day it starts flowering. Along come the bees to pollinate the beautiful scented flowers and then those flowers grow into fruit. Inside the fruit are seeds which, if they get lucky, get to grow into trees.
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The Seven Dwarves

The Seven Dwarves

The joy of home grown fruit isn't just for big backyards thanks to today's dwarf fruit trees. When renting restricts us to gardening in moveable pots, dwarf fruit varieties tick that box too.
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Nurturing nature

Nurturing nature

Bringing a gorgeous green baby home from the garden centre comes with certain trepidation. Initially the right amount of light, food and water will maintain that youthful vibrance. But sooner or later all container plants need repotting.
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Spring in bloom

Spring in bloom

Spring is the season for some of our most spectacular flowering trees, all the more beautiful when they flower on bare branches or in unison with newly emerging spring leaves. Best of all, you don't need a huge garden to enjoy them
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