Practical Advice

How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

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June is the most quintessentially English month. Country gardens are brimming with hollyhocks, lupins, delphiniums, peonies, irises and, of course, roses. Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from your garden this month.

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Summer Containers – Four Recipes for Success

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Planting in containers is one of the most fun and rewarding activities one can do in the garden. Here are four examples to inspire your next summer container planting project.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In April

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April is one of the most joyful and uplifting months in the garden. Days are longer, temperatures are increasing steadily and it finally feels […]

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How to Grow Dahlias – A Simple Guide

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The Frustrated Gardener is very much a team effort. Whilst it’s usually me pounding the keyboard, from time to time my partner John, otherwise […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in March

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Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now; […]

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A Pot Display for Early March

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The wild weather has blown through and we’ve been blessed with a weekend of clear skies, fresh breezes and bright sunshine. It’s been the […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in February

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Excitement is mounting at The Watch House. At the end of this month, The Frustrated Gardener will be getting a complete makeover, including a […]

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How To Use Horse Manure In Your Garden

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No good gardener ever turns down the offer of a load of well-composted horse manure. Some may even go weak at the knees at […]

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The Great Chrysanthemum Comeback

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Chrysanthemums are making a comeback. You heard it here first. How do I know? I’ll tell you; because it’s inevitable. Flowers are like clothing […]

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Creating An Autumn Pumpkin Arrangement

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It’s mid-October. The nights are drawing in and Halloween is fast approaching. Farmers here in East Kent are already opening their field gates for […]

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Planting A Container for Autumn Colour

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By mid-September, many summer-flowering annuals have started to burn themselves out. They’ve given their all, and their natural instinct is now to produce seed […]

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