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Houseplant of the month December: Yucca

A houseplant that looks striking all year round thrives on neglect and is easy to grow: Yucca. What more could you ask? Yuccas make great houseplants, looking rather like indoor palm trees with their bare stems and rosettes of long leaves. Although mature Yuccas can eventually reach a height of several metres, they are very slow-growing and will live happily in pots for a long time.

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How to use dried flowers as Christmas decorations

Want to do something different with your decorations this Christmas? Dried flowers make beautiful ornaments, and once you’ve learnt the art of drying flowers, your garden is a storehouse of treasures, ready for your creative ideas.

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Top tips for decorating the Christmas table

These top tips for decorating the Christmas table will bring festive joy to your home and help to bring the family together to celebrate good times. Christmas table decorations appear in any colour, shape and size. Christmas table decorations are made from different materials in DIY-style or shop-bought. Take the time to make your table extra special this year. Let's make Christmas 2020 unforgettable. 

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Top tips on decorating festive wreaths

When festive wreaths start appearing on doors, you know Christmas is just around the corner. Whether you prefer a traditional wreath or something more unusual, there’s no shortage of ways to decorate your own wreath. We’ve put together some of our favourite ideas below.

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Make this Christmas magical

These tips of how to make this Christmas magical are to inspire you to make the most of the festive season, given what a hard year it has been for everyone around the world. Although 2020 may be a different kind of Christmas to what everyone is used to, it is still important to have some festive fun as much as possible and bring the Christmas spirit to your home, family and friends - even if that is via zoom! Here are our tips to help make some magic. 

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7 ways to make your home cosy this winter

As the cold nights draw in, it’s time to get warm and cosy indoors. Create your own little haven with these essential winter accessories. At our garden centre in Pickering, you find all kind of interior accessories to make your home feel cosy and warm.

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How to care for garden birds in winter

When the weather gets cold, birds need our help. Finding food gets harder, and they need to eat more to stay warm. Providing food and shelter in winter can make all the difference to your garden’s birds. Here are our top tips to help birds get through the winter

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Light up your Christmas Tree

It is exciting to light up your Christmas tree and really get into the festive celebrations at this time of year. With so very many options to make your Christmas tree sparkle, where do you start? We have put together this guide full of options to help you decide what you would like to do when thinking about how to make your Christmas tree stand out for all of the family to enjoy. 

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8 tips to bring the outdoors inside this Christmas

Why not do something different with your festive decorations this year?  With colourful berries, striking seedheads and fabulous foliage, there’s a wealth of material in your garden to make spectacular decorations. We’ve put together our top tips to help you bring the outside indoors this holiday season

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Brighten up your home with Orchids

During winter, brighten up your home with Orchids to add a splash of colour from the tropics on a  grey day. Orchids are great plants to grow indoors all year round and are available in so many different colours, sizes, pots and shapes; it means there is one for everyone to enjoy. There are various types of Orchids, and with a little care and patience, you may even be able to nurture them to flower again after they have finished. Here’s some Orchid growing information to get you started. 

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