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The Wondrous World of Dahlias

If you’ve never grown dahlias before and want to give it a try, watch out, it’s addictive. But what a brilliant addiction!

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Happy Halloween in the Garden

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church.

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Rare Tulips of Amsterdam

Tulips from Amsterdam. We all know that saying, and the song. Holland, more specificallyAmsterdam, is unquestionably the capital of tulip bulbs. 

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Going Wild In your Garden

Gardeners are the new front-liners in the battle to save nature. Protecting our natural habitat is becoming increasingly important – if you’re one of the 16 million gardeners in the UK, then you and your garden play a very important role in this.

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Autumn Is Just Around the Corner

‘Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.’ - George Eliot
Isn’t this the most magical description of autumn? Traditionally it is a period of change leading up to the darkness of winter so this may explain why so many poets and writers have reflections during this season.

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Get Inspired by England’s Best Gardens

'How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in an English Country Garden?' - this opening line to a song, a hit by Jimmie Rodgers many years ago, is embedded in the consciousness of the British public. The first verse of the song mentions daffodils, hearts-ease and flocks, meadow sweet and lilies, stocks, gentle lupins and tall hollyhocks.  

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