Feathered Friends Article – December 20/January 21

Feeding Our Feathered Friends

As the winter draws in, spare a thought for the garden birds. If temperatures are low, they’ll need lots of energy to keep warm and stay alive. They are often in need of food and clean, fresh water.

Most food scraps are suitable but avoid anything which is spicy or salted and ensure it will not encourage vermin. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – December 20/January 21

Gazebo Goodness! by Nicki Jackson

If you’re one of the thousands of people considering the purchase of a gazebo this year – looking to provide a sheltered outdoor space for friends and family to socially distance under cover but outside – here are some tips and tricks to making the most of your new garden addition. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – October/November 20

Late Bloomers by Martin Blow

Autumn is the time some of us cut back and tidy up our gardens ready for the winter. But the autumn garden can be full of colour as some plants are just beginning their show. Here’s some of my favourite late bloomers. […]

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Bedworth Seed Swap – October/November 20

Saving More Than Just Seed by Brian Clarke

How many of us have heard the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’? I’m guessing quite a few, but how many went on to ask whether those five magic beans were F1 hybrids or open-pollinated? Does it matter? Well, it may have to Jack’s mother, especially if she intended saving the seed from that huge beanstalk to grow it again next year! […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – October/November 20

Garden Maintenance – How Low Can You Go? by Nicki Jackson

Ask a client what they want from their new garden design and 9 times out of 10 the phrase ‘low maintenance’ crops up. If it’s something that is high on your wish list too here are a few things to think about that, if implemented, will start moving your garden along from the high, towards the low, end of the maintenance spectrum. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – August/September 20

A Ring Of Bells by Martin Blow

Bellflowers, known properly as Campanulas, are an amazingly varied family of plants. Nearly all have bell-shaped flowers, but they come in all sizes of plants from creeping carpeters for the rockery to stately giants for the back of the border. Some are woody-based clump-formers others are frankly invasive thugs, but with careful choice there’s a bellflower for most gardens. […]

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Interiors Column – August/September 20

Dining in the Kitchen by Katherine Sorrell

Design a comfortable, practical and stylish place to sit down and eat in your kitchen.

Preparing dinner while your children do homework at the table, or chatting to friends while you cook a tasty meal, is hugely appealing. […]

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Home Products – August/September 20

A New Look For Your Windows by Katherine Sorrell

Window treatments can complement a room’s architecture, disguise a poor view, link the inside to the outside and add texture, colour and pattern. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – August/September 20

Just Add Water by Nicki Jackson

A recipe for success in any garden, a water feature can bring many benefits. Here are our top 5 reasons (in no particular order) to ‘just add water’ to your garden…. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – June/July 20

Not So Humble Umbels by Martin Blow

Brilliant white cow parsley lining our roadsides in late spring is totally evocative of the British countryside. If you look closely at the flower heads you will see they are shaped like umbrellas and this is where the name for this type of plant comes from: Umbels. […]

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