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Life's a bed of roses for gardeners - Independent Online

Life's a bed of roses for gardeners - Independent Online | Gardening | Scoop.it
Life's a bed of roses for gardeners
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A spot of gardening will lift your spirits, a study suggests. More than 90 percent of gardeners think it improves their mood, according ...

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Top gardener finding it difficult to dig up a new apprentice

Top gardener finding it difficult to dig up a new apprentice | Gardening | Scoop.it
Expert gardener Ken Crowther with sunflower
A renowned gardener and radio star believes today’s youngsters are reluctant to go into apprenticeships after he spent six months trying to find new recruits without success.
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Floral photo competition for Britain in Bloom groups

Floral photo competition for Britain in Bloom groups | Gardening | Scoop.it
Britain in Bloom groups could win up to £1750 worth of prizes in floral photo competition A UK manufacturer specialising in self-watering containers is calling on In Bloom groups, councils and the general public to enter their annual photo...
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Thorny problems: how can I improve my soil?

Thorny problems: how can I improve my soil? | Gardening | Scoop.it
Our gardening agony aunt Helen Yemm answers your queries.This week: a caterpillar invasion
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Garden Care And Planting Tips For Sage Plant - Boldsky

Garden Care And Planting Tips For Sage Plant - Boldsky | Gardening | Scoop.it
Gardening has always been a favourite hobby for many people. It is always great to have a lovely garden in front of the house. It keeps us happy and cheerful. Gardening is very interesting and with the right gardening tips, it is ...
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From Hampton Court to the Sydney Garden Show

From Hampton Court to the Sydney Garden Show | Gardening | Scoop.it
A multi-award winning landscape designer from Melbourne will join the judging panel in an upcoming Sydney Garden Show.
Jim Fogarty’s Essence of Australia presented by Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
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Climate change: how to create a dry but dazzling garden

Climate change: how to create a dry but dazzling garden | Gardening | Scoop.it
A French plantsman who loves a drought is expanding our plant palette, says Tim Richardson Club Med: the Filippis’ dry garden Photo: Clive Nichols Garden Pictures Apparent changes in the climate, and therefore in our expectations of gardens and the...
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With  this  ever changeing  weather  I  reckon  we  must  either  adapt  to  it  and  plant  wisely   and  this  article  shows   how  this  can  be  done 

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How orchids became Britain’s favourite flower

How orchids became Britain’s favourite flower | Gardening | Scoop.it
A history of the orchid’s 200-year journey from tropical jungles to the nation’s most popular houseplant The Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens: Orchids’ intricate evolution has made them so successful that the plant family is now the largest in the...
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Planting For Desert Landscaping - www.garden-design.me

Planting For Desert Landscaping - www.garden-design.me | Gardening | Scoop.it
Planting for desert landscaping – If you live in a dry and arid climate then your desert landscaping is going to take a little more planning than some other parts of the country. desert landscaping will have to work with a plan that includes only plants and trees that can survive with much less water

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With the climate  warming up to its   80s  in   july  this  will  be  the  only  way for  water  conservation   adapt to the  climate  and  follow  what  others  are  doing  in  the  states  or  the  Med

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5 Landscaping Tips to Make Your Home More Desirable to Buyers

5 Landscaping Tips to Make Your Home More Desirable to Buyers | Gardening | Scoop.it
These 5 landscaping tips to make your home more desirable to buyers will entice more people to view your open house and make your home easier to sell. (RT @GlassHouseRE: Selling a home?
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First  impression  accounts  whether  you  are  estate  agent  or  just  some  one  trying  to  sell  your  home.

plus  the  fact  if  you  went  over  budget  on  your  build you  definitely  don,t  want  to  spend  the  rest  of  your  money  on  doing  the  garden

  Here  are  5  tips  on  getting  that the  buyer  to  step  through  the  door

 

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Pine cones

Pine cones | Gardening | Scoop.it

Floyd Elzinga makes objects to give dimensionality to ideas.  I think he brings beauty, as well. Amazing.

Follow the photo-link to view other creations by this artist. 


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After  watching  Drew  on  Salvage  Hunter  yesterday  with  his  giant  clam shells  I  thought  I  share  this  picture  of  giant  Cones 

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Tips for Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

Tips for Growing Heirloom Tomatoes | Gardening | Scoop.it
Tips for Growing Heirloom Tomatoes - What makes a tomato an heirloom? What care do heirloom tomato plants require? How to harvest heirloom tomatoes.
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This  article  is  interesting  cause  of  its  novelty   and  its  cheaper  than  buying  your  from  your  shops. 

Also  a  good  guide  on  how  to  grow  them 

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Bunny Guinness's top tips for spring gardening

Bunny Guinness's top tips for spring gardening | Gardening | Scoop.it
Greenhouses are bursting with life as plug trays of seedlings show the benefits of early season warmth
    
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The Kickstarter Tumblr - Teach kids about gardening and spelling at the...

The Kickstarter Tumblr - Teach kids about gardening and spelling at the... | Gardening | Scoop.it
Teach kids about gardening and spelling at the same time…or just make one for yourself. (Teach kids about gardening and spelling at the same time...
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Comment on Alan Titchmarsh: why don’t people respect gardeners? by Anne Wareham

Comment on Alan Titchmarsh: why don’t people respect gardeners? by Anne Wareham | Gardening | Scoop.it
It would make a difference if the world could stop treating gardens as merely the product of a hobby of the middle aged.
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Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia - Health News ...

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia - Health News ... | Gardening | Scoop.it
By Amy NortonHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.
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I  totally  agree    with  this  gardening  can  be  hard  work  at  times  but  the  finishing  result  can  be  rewarding 

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Tips for Growing an Indoor Herb Garden? — Good Questions | The ...

Tips for Growing an Indoor Herb Garden? — Good Questions | The ... | Gardening | Scoop.it
Q: I recently moved to an apartment in an older building and it doesn't have a balcony or patio or even a little set of bars around my windows. All this leads to me not knowing how to grow an herb garden in these new ...
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Useful  guide  on   how  to grow  herbs  in  side

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Historic gardens reopen six months on from winter storms

Historic gardens reopen six months on from winter storms | Gardening | Scoop.it
In February gale-force winds flattened the ancient trees at these historic gardens in Snowdonia, but now re-planting can begin Six months ago, gale-force winds and lashing rains flattened ancient trees and rare plants at a historic garden in...
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How to grow your own tea - Telegraph

How to grow your own tea - Telegraph | Gardening | Scoop.it
Sarah Raven takes a sip from a new world of flavour with herbs that are easy to grow, delicious to drink and healthy, too

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Cost-cutting council spends £360,000 at the Chelsea Flower Show

Cost-cutting council spends £360,000 at the Chelsea Flower Show | Gardening | Scoop.it
A council trying to force through budget cuts of £100m over four years was criticised for spending £360,000 at the Chelsea Flower Show A council making £100m in cuts was branded “a bloomin’ disgrace” after confessing to blowing £360,000 at the...
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Choosing artificial grass: Professional installation = maximum lawn life

Choosing artificial grass:  Professional installation = maximum lawn life | Gardening | Scoop.it
Justin Paxman, MD of Paxman Landscapes (landscapers and installers of Grass Greener Artificial Grass), highlights the pitfalls of skimping on installation “Pay cheap, pay twice” is a phrase that rings true in many walks of life, but is particularly...
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An  good  insight  in  to  what  to  look  for  when  you  buying  artificial  grass 

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5 Plants You Almost Never Have to Water

5 Plants You Almost Never Have to Water | Gardening | Scoop.it
5 Plants You Almost Never Have to Water Not every plant is a big drinker; some can get along with only a few sips. Here are 5 drought-resistant plants that won’t break your water budget. Every plant needs water.
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With the  temperature  reaching  30s  here  in  the  uk   with  climate  change  we  have  to  think  outside  the  box 

With  ways  of  conserving  water  here  are  5  plants  that  can  survive  the  toughest  drought 

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Container Gardening: Dos and DON'Ts - Peterson Lawn Services

Container Gardening: Dos and DON'Ts - Peterson Lawn Services | Gardening | Scoop.it
Some helpful advice from the gardeners at Peterson Lawn Services in Hopkins, MN on what you SHOULD and SHOULD NOT do when creating a container garden.

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Helpful  hints on  container  gardening  from  across  the  pond

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Old wives' tales about gardening: so which are true?

Old wives' tales about gardening: so which are true? | Gardening | Scoop.it
Every gardener loves a snippet of ancient wisdom, handed down through the generations. But how many old wives' tales should we believe?
    
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This article from the  Telegraph is  interesting  especially  about the  Walnut  and  other  trees.

There  is  another  tree /shrub that does  the  same  and  thats  the  yew or  taxus  bacarta  the  very  fine  leaves  produce  a acid  that  kills everything  when  it  breaks  down  

The  common  privet   kills  the  leaves  that  why  its  important  to  shake  and  remove  all  debris  after  cutting  

 

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How to pick and arrange hellebores

How to pick and arrange hellebores | Gardening | Scoop.it
Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven shows how to turn hellebores into a spring flower arrangement
    
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4 Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Small Apartment This Spring - StyleCaster

4 Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Small Apartment This Spring - StyleCaster | Gardening | Scoop.it
4 Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Small Apartment This Spring
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It's the end of March, and you're probably deep in the throes of some serious cabin fever.
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Here  are  some  great  stylish  ways  of  brightening  up  your  home  

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