Fuchsia 'Margaret'

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Plant trailing fuchsias for your hanging baskets, or free-standing bush and standard varieties, for brilliant blooms all summer.

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Surprising a frog in the dark

by Miranda Hodgson

A lucky frog avoids being stepped on - and the tadpoles haven't been eaten ...

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Grow Your Own

After all risk of frost has passed, plant out tomatoes, courgettes and pumpkins

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Planting tomato seed

Growing tomatoes


Problem watch

Slugs are on the move – conditions are right now for nematode biological control.

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Garden design

Designing a garden from scratch can be a challenge - and it's often difficult to know where to start. Even redesigning an existing garden or just one flower bed can prove tricky.

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