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Plant of the Week: Skimmia

It’s a rare plant that gives interest all year, with masses of spring flowers followed by brilliant red berries and glossy evergreen foliage all through autumn and winter. 

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Ash dieback alert

The virulent disease ash dieback has been found in three new species belonging to the same family, raising fears that other plants including some garden favourites might be next in line.

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Store garlic for your winter supply

Harvest garlic now as soon as the foliage has yellowed and died back ready to store and use throughout the winter.

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Plant of the Week: Saintpaulia

With their sumptuously velvety, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of delightful little flowers held almost all year round..

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A helping hand to garden wildlife

In the wake of one of the hottest and driest summers on record the Royal Horticultural Society is appealing to gardeners to lend a helping hand to garden wildlife.

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Store tomatoes for your winter supply

It’s been an amazingly good tomato year what with the heat and sunshine for weeks on end – so if you’ve eaten your fill of fresh tomatoes but still have a massive glut left over, now is the time to squirrel your surplus away for winter supplies.

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Plant of the Week: Gentian

The intense azure colouring of their flowers turns heads wherever they’re planted, making these tiny plants real show-stoppers in the garden.

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Harvest fresh, home-grown spuds!

Although in the middle of summer the last thing you’ll be thinking about is Christmas, it’s worth tearing yourself away from the garden just for a second to do a little advance festive planning.

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National Allotment Week 2018

Get to know more about allotment life by joining in with some of the many events around the country for National Allotments Week next week!

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Plant of the Week: Aloe Vera

Pop this handsome succulent onto a sunny windowsill indoors for your own home-grown first-aid kit! 

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