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Home trend: Geometric Shapes

Geometric shapes are a great way to help create bright and modern interiors. If used well, they can give a perfect balance with interesting fabrics and accessories, adding a harmonious touch to home interiors. The modern edges of geometry provide a contemporary touch and it’s becoming more popular all across the world. But how to use geometric shapes in your home and how do to involve plants in the design style? Have a read through these ideas to get you started! 

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What can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

There is a lot about planting and garden design that we can learn from Piet Oudolf, his romantic and naturalistic approach to planting large landscapes is special and different to many other designers, which is why he is so influential in the industry. His style can be replicated in any size garden with some tweaks here and there for size but the natural drama and colour he creates for all year interest is second to none. Take a look at some of his work in places such as The Millennium Garden at Pensthorpe Natural Park to Battery Park in New York, also the High Line in New York to County Cork Garden in Ireland. So what can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

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3 ways you can join Garden Re-leaf Day

Greenfingers Charity Garden Re-Leaf Day is a popular event which is held annually and helps to raise much-needed funds to transform the lives of children spending time in hospices across the country. The magical gardens created at these hospices bring much-needed respite and joy to children and their families lives. This year is the eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March 2019 and there are many ways you can get involved from organising walks, cycling challenges along with quiz nights, raffles and cake sales. Here are a few ideas! 

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Source: Green Fingers Charity
Garden plant of the moment: Peach tree

Is there anything more delicious than a ripe, juicy peach? Gardeners have been growing peaches in the UK for centuries, and it’s said that Queen Victoria didn’t consider a meal complete without a fresh peach. You don’t need a palace to grow peaches though – any warm sunny garden will do.

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Indoor style: Vintage Romance

Who doesn't love a bit of romance? By styling your home with a touch of vintage romance, you’ll feel relaxed every day, if you are working from home, chilling out after a day in the office or busy keeping on top of the chores, add a touch of sass as well and you’ll feel like there is no place like home. Have a read through these four tips for a vintage romantic indoor style.

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Restoring your lawn in spring

We all love the look of a lush green lawn, but keeping it that way can be a headache. Bare patches, moss and weeds are just some of the problems that face gardeners in their quest for the perfect piece of turf. But with a bit of maintenance, you can achieve a lawn to be proud of.

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What to do in the garden in March?

In March, you can practically feel life flooding back into the garden. Spring bulbs are flowering and buds are appearing on branches. It’s a glorious time to be out of doors, watching the new gardening year begin again, and here are a few jobs for you to be getting on with this month.

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Houseplant of the month: the Lily

The Lily offers endless possibilities. With more than 100 kinds of lilies, there is not only a huge variety in shape, colour and motif, also in size and smell. Whether you are looking to decorate a quiet and serene corner within the house, or want to make an area notable, the Lily can do it all.

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Source: Thejoyofplants.co.uk
Top 7 Houseplants for in the bathroom

Many houseplants need humidity in order to survive so your bathroom can be the ideal place for some. It’s especially good if your house is dry as some plants that struggle in other rooms of the house will enjoy the steam from your bathroom. From large pots with big foliage to smaller pots on shelves and hanging plants, take your pick from these top 7 houseplants for your bathroom.

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The meaning of colours

Colours in the home make or break the atmosphere, they can create calmness or energy and even creativity. Colours in the kitchen can even make you hungry! Much like plants used in garden design, groups of colours used together create the whole theme in your home and give meaning and life to your surroundings. From hot reds to pastel pinks, the meanings of different colours are described below.

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What to do about badgers in your garden?

Many of us met our first badger in a bed-time story, whether it was the kindly and wise Mr Badger from The Wind and the Willows, Fantastic Mr Fox’s legal-minded Clive Badger Esq. or The Chronicles of Narnia’s loyal Trufflehunter. But anyone who’s woken to find their bins knocked over and holes dug in their lawn by badgers in search of supper may have a less rosy view. Badgers and their dwellings (setts) are protected by law, but there are some steps you can take to protect your garden.

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DIY: indoor mini garden

Creating your own mini garden is really easy and great fun for all ages. Children love to make mini gardens as there is something whimsical and magical about them and they can look fantastic inside the house or outside on a patio, depending on the plants you pick. It is an opportunity to create a mini garden with a theme of your choice and get creative as you like. So grab your favourite little plants and accessories to put up a mini garden of your dreams.  

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