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Garden Plants of the moment: Red Plants

If you want to liven up your garden this winter, you can’t beat a bit of red. Red and green look sensational together, and whether it’s leaves, stems, berries or buds, plants are the perfect way to add a vibrant splash of red to the garden. Here are a few of our favourite red plants.

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Tips on tackling mice in your garden

They may be small, but mice can be a big problem for gardeners. These hungry little rodents can wreak havoc in a vegetable bed, eating both seeds and young seedlings. Fruit and vegetables stored in sheds are fair game, as are bulbs, and they’ve also been known to bite strawberries off the bushes. Mice breed prolifically and it’s not really possible to keep them out of your garden altogether, but there are steps you can take to protect your plants from their sharp little teeth. 

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Indoor Style: Rustic Refined

Create a natural Rustic Refined indoor style in your home, where sea blues meet greens alongside natural wood and handcrafted accessories. It is a poetic and creative style making your home a chilled place to relax, work and spend time with family. Even though it is inside, the Rustic Refined style will ensure you are in touch with nature in a beautifully welcoming atmosphere. Here is how to make that happen in your home. 

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5 x fabulous winter-scented plants

Nothing lifts the spirits on a cold day like a garden filled with fragrance. Even in the depths of winter, a few hardy plants carry on flowering, perfuming the air and reminding us that spring isn’t far away. We’ve picked our top five plants for winter scent.

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Houseplant of the month: Calathea 

The Calathea is a beautiful plant that can be characterised by its phenomenal leaf markings as well as shapes, which are oval, round or even spear-shaped. Not only do the leaves purify the air, they also have a day and night rhythm and therefore join in your daily routine. When it's getting dark, the leaves close and, if you listen carefully, you can hear the rustling of this. As soon as it gets light, the leaves unfold again. As such, the Calathea is also referred to as ‘the living plant’.

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Source: Thejoyofplants.co.uk
What to do in the garden in November? 

When the days are short and it’s cold outside, it can feel as though there’s no life left in the garden. But in fact now’s the best time for many gardening jobs, so wrap up warm, grab your gloves and get on out there.

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Guide to getting the garden ready for winter

As the colder months have arrived and the wet, windy weather is more prevalent than sunny days, it means it is time to get the garden ready for winter. It is really important to prepare everything needed in advance to ensure your plants, accessories and furniture all make it through the cold, wet weather-ready for the springtime and for you to enjoy during the summer. These guide will help you get everything ready in time. 

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Book Launch

Book Launch

Thursday 7th November between 10:30am and 2:30pm

Forest Garden Centre are pleased to be hosting the launch of Sue Wilkins' new book 'Owl to the Rescue'.

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How to clean up your greenhouse?

It is time to clean up your greenhouse after a year of growing your tomatoes, cucumbers and much more. At this time of year, most plants will be finished fruiting and it is time to give your greenhouse a good cleanout. This will make sure that you keep it in good condition and also limit any pests and diseases from overwintering in your greenhouse over the colder months. Here is our guide to cleaning up your greenhouse. 

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Top 7 Autumn Indoor Plants

Brighten up your indoor space with these 7 Autumn houseplants. 

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Garden plants of the moment: Green Covering

If you’re short on space, with little time to garden, sempervivums, saxifrages and sedums are the perfect plants for you. Also known as houseleeks, rockfoil and stonecrop, they thrive on neglect and look great wherever they’re grown.

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What to do in the garden in October?

October is a last gorgeous blaze of warm colours – ripe red apples, orange pumpkins and glowing yellow leaves. In the garden, it’s time to gather the fruits of this year’s labour, get ready for winter and start planning for spring.

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