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Planting a winter garden

Gardens don’t have to look dull and drab just because it’s winter. Plenty of plants come into their own at this time of year, with flowers, berries and even coloured stems bringing gardens to life through the coldest months. Here are a few of our favourite plants for winter gardens.

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Guide to decorating the Christmas tree

It is that time of year to get decorating the Christmas tree with all the frills and sparkles that you desire! It is a fun part of the festive season and can be a real family event or just a romantic evening with a glass of wine while the fire is on. With so many options to decorate the Christmas tree, it can be really difficult to pick the style, colours and accessorise so we have put together this guide to help you out. 

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What to do in the garden in December

With the year almost over, it’s time to make sure the garden is ready for winter. And it’s never too early to start planning for next year. With shrubs to plant, seeds to sow and winter crops to harvest, there’s always an excuse to get yourself out into the garden.

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Houseplant of the month: Poinsettia

The Poinsettia is especially popular because of its beautifully coloured leaves. Whilst these are often seen as its flowers, these are actually bracts that are formed in a star shape. At this time of the year, you might be used to seeing the Poinsettia in red mostly. However, this year pastel colours such as pink, apricot, lemon and salmon are trending.

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Source: Thejoyofplants.co.uk
Plant-based Christmas Recipes

Try some delicious plant-based Christmas recipes this festive season instead of the traditional turkey and surprise your guests with some healthy plant-based, festive food. The options for plant-based food are endless now with so many ingredients and recipes to choose from. From using vegetables with tofu, seitan or jackfruit you can create some interesting and incredibly tasty plant-based dishes. We have picked some great recipes for you to try.

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Guide to choosing the right Christmas Tree

Our guide to choosing the right Christmas Tree will help you to decide on the perfect Christmas tree to give your home the festive feel for December. From real Christmas trees with that traditional smell of pine needles to something pre dressed and easy to install, there are so many options. All you have to do is pick the perfect one for you and your family.

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Bare-root season 2019/20

Bare-root season 2019/20

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Microgreens for fresh nutrition over the winter months

The festivities can take over any kind of healthy diet plus there is less growth in the kitchen garden but there is a very special something that can be grown on a windowsill or in the greenhouse during the winter months. Plus you’ll be harvesting within one to three weeks. Microgreens are easy to grow and packed full of nutrition, in fact, more than the fully matured vegetable. Microgreens are the seedlings of many well-loved vegetables and herbs, simply grown to a few inches before harvesting. Perfect as garnishes, mixed in soups, salads and sandwiches to add a packed punch of nutrition to a dish. 

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Home trends: wallpaper & plants

Houseplants are a big trend at the moment, one we really hope will stay for a very long time. They add to a home in so many ways from cleaning the air of toxins to softening your interiors. Greenery relaxes the mind and having plenty of it in your home can also help you to feel in touch with nature. With all of this in mind, there is no wonder plant and flower themed decoration is also big right now, from flowery lampshades to rugs and other accessories but why not make a statement with flowery or plant-themed wallpaper. Here is how to combine patterned wallpaper with your houseplants.

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