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Tips to make a moss picture frame

A moss picture frame can look like an exquisite work of art and bring a fair amount of both greenery and life into a home. Some moss walls aren't real and use fake moss to create the look, but we've put together our top tips to help you create the perfect actual moss picture frame.

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15 x gardening tips for April

As the weather warms up, things are starting to get busy in the garden. To help you keep on top of things, we’ve put together our top 15 April gardening tips. Give your garden a bit of love and attention now, and you’ll have all summer to enjoy the fruits of your efforts.

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Houseplant of the month: Campanula

Campanulas are a welcome sight in our gardens in summer. With their beautiful bell-shaped flowers in shades of white or soft pink, sky-blue or rich purple, these cottage garden classics flower for weeks on end. But did you know you can also grow campanulas indoors? Pick the right ones, treat them kindly, and they’ll reward you with months of beautiful blooms on your windowsill. Find out everything about the houseplant of the month: Campanula.

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How to grow dahlias

There’s no such thing as a shy dahlia. They’re the party animals of the plant world, with attention-grabbing flowers in all colours, shapes and sizes. They flower for months, too, so when everything else in the garden is starting to fade in late summer, they’ll still be going strong. Find out how to grow dahlias.

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Top 5 reasons to grow conifers

Conifers have been used in gardening for many years. From vast landscapes to smaller gardens. You find conifers in parks and botanic gardens, out in the wild of the land and everywhere in between. At times over the years, they have even been given a bad reputation but not only are they great for structure, colours and texture but they can complement gardens very well. Here are our top 5 reasons to grow conifers.

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10 ways to get started in organic gardening

Nowadays we’re all looking for ways to garden more organically, using fewer manufactured chemicals and creating a healthy ecosystem in our gardens. Making an organic garden doesn’t happen overnight, but with a few changes to your gardening habits, you’ll soon see the benefits. Here are our top 10 tips on preparing your vegetable garden for organic growth this year.

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Welcome spring into your garden

It is time to welcome spring into your garden with an abundance of much-needed colour from spring bulbs and tree blossom. The garden birds start to sing, and it’s time for wildlife to wake up from the colder months gone by. As the trees and hedgerows begin to green up and seedlings are growing in the greenhouse, this time of year is a welcome treat of hope for the warmer months ahead.

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Celebrate Mother's Day with a dose of nature

The one day of the year we celebrate Mother's Day everywhere, will soon be here and it's a day to recognise, appreciate and thank the special lady in our life. You could go for an exclusive meal or a girls day at the spa, but nothing is more appreciated than spending time with Mum, perfect quality time. Plus where better to go than to immerse yourselves in nature. There are plenty of options since it is springtime and here are our top picks.

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How to prune roses

Pruning roses doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply follow a few basic principles, then sit back and enjoy the gorgeous blooms of your favourite roses this summer.

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Celebrate St.Patrick's Day

These fun ideas to celebrate St. Patrick's Day will keep your family and friends entertained and enjoying the annual fun day in celebration of the Emerald Isle. Streets are adorned with green leprechaun hats, and four-leaf clover banners cover bars and restaurants where you will find plenty of music, food and fun. All done in great spirits. If you are staying home to celebrate, have fun with these ideas for the greenest day of the year.

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