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Planting Clematis

Plant clematis now to make the most of the warmth still lingering in the air and the soil. This means they have plenty of time to get their roots down before winter ready for a really good performance next year.

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How to protect non-hardy plants?

Start moving non-hardy plants under glass now long before they can be hit by frosts. You can keep half-hardy exotic lovelies going from year to year as long as you can keep them reasonably dry over winter: the long list includes fuchsias and geraniums, plus Mexican salvias, diascias and tender herbs like lemon verbena.

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Help saving trees!

Leading gardener Alan Titchmarsh is urging gardeners to join a campaign to save trees at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, under threat because of a road-widening scheme.

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Some bulb advice

A smattering of colour in the lawn is a welcome sight in spring, and many bulbs are quite happy to grow among the grass, seeding themselves freely into quite extensive colonies in time.

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Indoor hanging basket

Plant up an indoor hanging basket to add a new dimension to your houseplant display. You’ll find dozens of small foliage plants and flowering houseplants in the garden centre here in Leighton Buzzard which will love life in a hanging basket community.

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Plant of the Week: Hemerocallis

When you’re looking for a splash of summer colour, reach for a Hemerocallis.

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Apple juice season

Autumn is a great time to plant new apple trees, and you’ll find trees to fit even the smallest garden here at the garden centre in Leighton Buzzard. 

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Plant of the Week: Aster

Multicoloured daisies are bursting open and filling borders with brilliant colour right now - for this is the season of the Aster. 

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Hedgehog housing

A new census of hedgehog housing has been launched by Hedgehog Street, the national campaign to reverse the decline in hedgehog numbers. Between now and the 31st October, the Census sets out to find out how hedgehogs live, especially in gardens where hedgehog houses have been installed.

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What to do in the garden in September

September is a crossover month in the garden. Here are this month’s garden jobs. 

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