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One For The Weekend

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Make a Bulb Lasagne

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As summer and early autumn blooms begin to fade, Thomas Broom, Petersham Nurseries’ Horticultural Manager, shows us how to refresh our pots and planters to give interest through till spring.

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Make a hypertufa or clay sculpture for the garden

by Drucilla James

Sculptures can add extra points of interest to the garden. With simple ingredients, you can easily make your own hypertufa to produce features which are lighter in weight than concrete and easily swapped around to create a change of scene.

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Make a moss sculpture

by Drucilla James

Why not try making a living sculpture from moss to add something a little different to your garden. While we tried out rabbit modelling you can create any shape that takes your fancy and get the kids involved too.

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Shady business: a container garden for a dark corner

by Drucilla James

Town gardens can often be rather gloomy, overshadowed as they are by neighbouring houses, trees and boundary screens. And they’re positively dazzling compared to the dim and dingy corners such as light wells, passageways and basements that could often become verdant hideaways with the addition of just a few plants. So brighten up your dark corners with sparkling container gardens filled with shade-loving plants.

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Create a colourful Easter egg tree

by Drucilla James

If you want to steer clear of chocolate this year, why not decorate some eggs instead and create an Easter tree. It can be great fun for all the family.

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Terraria – create your own miniature gardens

by Drucilla James

If your garden is water-logged or if you have no outdoor gardening space then now would be a good time to get into indoor gardening.

The terrarium, beloved by the Victorians, is making a come-back and presents the ideal opportunity to create the garden of your dreams and tend it without having to put on your wellies and polar outfit to withstand the winter chill outdoors.

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Make a Christmas pedestal for indoors or out

by Drucilla James

For a different approach to Christmas decoration this year, our pedestal arrangement will at a stroke transform a room or garden into a festive space.

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Make a planter strictly for the birds…berry and bright

by Drucilla James

With the sudden drop in temperatures and the advent of winter visitors, getting enough to eat is a challenge for the birds in our gardens. Planting a container with berried shrubs can offer an important lifeline for birds’ survival.

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Make a sedum picture….now you sedum

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Green walls are all the rage but if you’re not up to a Patrick Blanc style facade then our step-by-step guide will at least enable you to produce a living picture to adorn your patio or garden.

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Homemade beauty from the garden: strawberry mask and scrub

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Come rain or shine, strawberries are synonymous with summer, Wimbledon and Pimms and make perfect companions to cream, sugar and mint! So, if you have a few left over after dessert and cocktail-making, grab some fresh mint and create these simple, revitalising recipes to beautify your skin and get holiday ready!