Guest Post

Autor: | Montag, 7. Oktober 2013 | Kommentare

Zen GardenOver the years, the word “zen” has been slapped on everything from New Age drinks to rock album titles, so much so that its true meaning—a particular strain of Buddhist philosophy—has become a bit obscured.  Still, even in its current amorphous version, “Zen” correctly connotes tranquility, harmony with the world, and a deceptively simple complexity.

Within popular culture, the Zen garden has come to typify this vision of Eastern serenity, and rightly so.  And for those of us who seek a harbor from the mania of the outside world, a zen garden is not only possible, but very affordable.  Here are the basics you’ll need to establish your haven of meditation and safety.

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Guest Post

Autor: | Montag, 30. September 2013 | Kommentare

Photo Credit: http://yourssmiley.deviantart.com/art/Beautiful-garden-266095133A nice front lawn is a hallmark of a happy home. People take in the whole picture, not individual elements. This means that every aspect of the yard matters when one is considering renovations and upkeep. Creativity is important when maintaining an attractive lawn on a budget. By strategically placing plants and other items around your yard, you’ll liven up any yard pronto.

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Shows and Events



RHS Malvern Autumn Show


Autor: | Mittwoch, 18. September 2013 | Kommentare

Malvern Autumn ShowThe 2013 RHS Malvern Autumn Show will take place on 28-29 September at the Three Counties Showground.

The autumn show is all about flowers and food!

Features include:

• Speak to the Experts
• Edible Show Gardens
• Vintage Village
• And more!

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Garden



Southport Flower Show


Autor: | Mittwoch, 7. August 2013 | Kommentare

The 2013 Southport Flower show will take place from 15-18 August at Victoria Park, Southport.
With competitions, celebrities, food markets and more – there’s something for everyone!

Southport Flower Show

Show Garden exhibitors include:

• Bella Vista
• The Landscape Group
• A View From Within
And more!

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Garden

Autor: | Donnerstag, 1. August 2013 | Kommentare

Shrewsbury Flower ShowThe 2013 Shrewsbury Flower Show will be taking place on 9th- 10th August in at the Quarry Park Shropshire.

Exhibitors at the flower show include:

• Plant Heritage (NCCPG)
• Hippopottering Nursery
• Dibleys Nurseries
Take a look at the full list

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Garden

Autor: | Donnerstag, 18. Juli 2013 | Kommentare

tatton park flower showThe RHS Tatton Park Flower Show will be taking place on 25th – 28th July.

Visit the official site for a look at last year’s show and a taste of what is to come this time around.

Gardens on display last year included:

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Garden

Autor: | Mittwoch, 3. Juli 2013 | Kommentare

Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowGarden enthusiasts, get ready – the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be happening on 9 – 14 July!

The inaugural show took place in 1990 and continues to expand and impress. This year there are show-gardens galore – featuring:

• Russian Museum Garden
• Do Not Adjust Your Set
• The Badger Beer Garden
Take a look at the rest

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Garden

Autor: | Freitag, 21. Juni 2013 | Kommentare

Today we have a guest post, courtesy of Rob Steen, which looks at how tidying up that garden area can help you sell your home.

Anyone who has ever watched any of the many home improvement or selling programmes on television must be aware of the term ‘kerb appeal’ and how important it is when selling your home.

Although it isn’t necessarily a fair assumption, many buyers are put off by a messy garden as they assume it means that the seller is a bit slapdash and the house might be the same under the superficial tidiness. Unfair or not, this is an easy problem to solve in very few steps and with a nice tidy garden you are more likely to achieve your asking price, and in record time, too.

If your garden is really untidy, chances are you are not one of nature’s gardeners and so you might be a bit overwhelmed by the task ahead of you especially if you want to sell your house fast. Just hacking and slashing is not really an answer to the kerb appeal issue, because bushes and trees that have been recently chopped usually look a little sad and forlorn. Start by cutting them back a little, leaving plenty of healthy growth to the fore so that they look healthy and established. Then clear the ground beneath them and think about some planting strategies, which will largely depend on the time of year.

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Garden

Autor: | Montag, 10. Juni 2013 | Kommentare

Garden ShowsCalling all green-thumbs! Here are a few upcoming events for your calendars:

The West Woodhay House Garden Show will take place on 15-16 June. The show is a charity event and features show gardens, music and much more! Take a look at the show programme and reserve your spot.

BBC Gardeners’ World Live
will take place from 12 – 16 June at the NEC in Birmingham.

The show features:

• Ask The Experts
• Show Gardens
And that’s not all!

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Events,Garden

Autor: | Dienstag, 30. April 2013 | Kommentare

Malvern Spring Garden ShowGardeners, mark your calendars!

The RHS Malvern Spring Gardening Show is almost here.

This year, the show will take place from 9th – 12th May at the Three Counties Showground. Whether you’re a professional gardener or landscaper by trade, or an aspiring green thumb – there’s something for you!

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