How to grow basil indoors

Growing something from a seed is hugely satisfying and well worth the weeks of tender love and care that you have to provide.

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How and why you should ‘deadhead’ regularly

Deadheading is actually a fairly therapeutic task that involves snipping away or gently pulling off dead or dying flowers from plants. Doing this on a regular basis is vital for a whole host of reasons.

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How to paint your own plant pots

I thoroughly recommend a lazy sunday afternoon spent jazzing up some simple terracotta pots that can be used indoors or out. It’s therapeutic, creative, and good fun, all at the same time.

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How to style a small back garden

When it comes to making the most of small urban space, the key is to think creatively. Whether you’ve got a balcony or a small yard, you can display the fruits of your labour better by thinking in levels.

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The novice gardener’s survival kit

Branching into the world of gardening can be a little overwhelming to begin with, particularly when working in a small, urban space. It’s difficult to know exactly what to invest in and where to store it all. If you’re not careful, costs can spiral out of control quickly, and gardening can feel like an expensive, unsustainable hobby.

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Attack of the slugs and snails

They may be slow and squidgy, but snails and slugs have an amazing ability to get everywhere. Under the cover of nighttime they descend – especially after heavy rainfall – and wreak total havoc.

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How and why you should plant things in pots

Gardening is something that almost anyone can take part in; the reason for this is, of course, the mighty plant pot. And what’s even better is almost anything can become a plant pot, so you don’t have to shell out tonnes of cash on expensive terracotta designs.

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Turning my yard into a garden

I’m beginning to realise that gardening is certainly no walk in the park. Over the past two years I’ve made mistakes in terms of my choice of plants, suffered from brutal slug and snail invasions and scoured the internet for advice more times than I can remember.

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