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Alan Titchmarsh: A foolproof guide to growing wisteria

Alan Titchmarsh gives advice for growing this most glorious of horticultural spectacles.<p>There’s a lot to be said for a slow start to spring. Yes, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Cottage Gardens

When the British garden writer Christopher Lloyd declared that “gardening, like living, should be fun,” he must have been thinking about cottage …

Gardening

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

Plants

10 Ideas to Steal from Chefs’ Gardens Around the World

A plant-based diet is good for anybody. And who better than chefs to know the ins and outs of incorporating edibles into any garden design? From the …

Gardening

The Top 10 Trees for the Small Yard

Recommended Trees for Urban Settings<p>Do you have a small yard that needs a bit of shade? Here are ten trees that will do well in smaller areas. These …

Top 10

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

15 Herbs That Grow Well In The Shade

Most vegetables and flowering plants need sunny locations to do their best. But shady areas in your garden need not be bare, or without excitement, …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

15 garden fences your neighbors will be desperate to copy!

When it comes to choosing the perfect fences for garden areas there are so many things to take into account, not least which styles will make your …

The three best trees for tiny spaces

A garden without a tree isn’t a garden, but it’s vital to choose the right plant<p>Pick the wrong tree and in a few years it will swallow up every inch of precious space<p>For those of us with only postage stamp-size gardens to play with, perhaps the very hardest decision to get right is trees. Pick the …

Gardening

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Many people new to gardening wonder, "What plants will grow under evergreen trees?" Perhaps they have tried grass there and had the grass die on …

County Louth

7 Inspiring Lawn-Free Yards

Zen retreat<p>This Palo Alto, CA front yard was designed be a point of interest for anyone passing by. Landscape designer Chris Jacobson kept mostly to …

Landscaping

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)You thought you were gaining control over your landscape, replacing the lawn with perennial ground cover plants. You got rid of the turf, planted …

Pennsylvania

7 Perennials That Will Bloom Multiple Times This Summer

With a little extra care, these flowers will bloom two times or more.<p>We put up with perennials — and their fleeting blooms — because we love the way they reappear, year after year. But with a bit of extra effort — namely, judicious pruning — the perennials here will offer a repeat performance. (If …

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9 ways to transform your small garden on a budget

<b>It can sometimes feel that not much can be done with a small garden, let alone on a budget, but with the right advice this can all change…</b><p>We spoke to …

Ask Alys: is there a dog-resistant alternative to grass?

Our gardening expert has the answer to all your garden-related questions<p><b>The onslaught of my two labradors means I have paved over most of my lawn, but the remaining grass turns nasty even with frequent cleaning and raking. Can you suggest tough, flat, non-grass groundcover?</b><br>Little will survive life …

How to Design a Successful Outdoor Shower Project for Any Space on Gardenista

Decks & Patios<p>10 Easy Pieces: Exposed Wall-Mounted Showers<p>by Julie Carlson<p>Hardware<p>10 Favorites: Outdoor Showers<p>by Julie Carlson<p>Decks & …

14 Ideas to Make a Small Garden Look Bigger

Who doesn’t dream of an English estate with groves and gardens and koi ponds? Or perhaps you prefer the ultimate American playground with a pool and …

Plants that please the pollinators

Bees, butterflies and birds are as much a part of a garden as the plants. Pollination depends on these winged visitors, and certain plants especially …

The Best Bulbs to Plant in Your Lawn

Add no-maintenance spring color to your landscape by naturalizing carefree bulbs in your lawn and landscape.<p>1 of 9<p>Siberian Squill<p>Reflect the sky with …

North America

Professional Tips for Using Landscape Fabric Right ⋆ North Coast Gardening

I’m no fan of landscape fabric, but I accept that it can be a useful tool in the garden in a few select circumstances. I go into how to decide …

Mulch Must-Knows

The best mulch can make all the difference in your yard. With so many types of mulch available, it can be difficult to choose. From shredded bark to …

Gardening

Garden Rocks And Their Role And Impact On The Landscape

Stones and garden rocks last forever and you can always count on them to make your garden or backyard look more beautiful or eye-catching. Garden …

Landscaping

Ways For Growing A Successful Vegetable Garden - 365 - Healthy Days

Spring is fast approaching, so are you planning to grow a healthy and beautiful vegetable garden that will help beautify your home’s outdoor and be a …

12 creative and affordable ideas for your patio or garden

A garden or patio area is the perfect way to bring an element of nature into your home decor. It doesn't matter if your space is small and simple or …

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