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Capturing that essence

No Comments 02 July 2013

By Carol Sharp Photography How wonderful it is that ‘capture’ devices are so easy, and we can endlessly snap our favourite plants endlessly.  But do we really capture that special feeling we experienced when we were lit up with joy or fascinated at the sight of a plant, so we can share it and re-live […]

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MyGardenSchool Courses £45 OFF

No Comments 18 May 2013

By Elspeth Briscoe, MyGardenSchool. Just in time for The Chelsea Flower Show, we’re delighted to announce that the world’s first online gardening school, MyGardenSchool, has teamed up with Shoot to sell online gardening courses via the Shoot Marketplace. MyGardenSchool is offering all Shoot members a £45 discount off four week online gardening courses as part […]

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Reduce Plastics in the Garden

3 Comments 27 March 2013

By Tim Wells Agents for Becausewecare. Most of us want to reduce the amount of plastics we use in our households. In some countries such as Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland there are Government imposed levies on disposable plastics e.g. for plastic shopping bags. However, in horticulture there have traditionally been vast amounts of plastics used, […]

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Roses for North-facing walls

1 Comment 14 March 2013

By Carolyn Dunster, Simply Roses In the course of my work as a planting designer specialising in roses, my job is to advise clients on the best varieties to grow. All too often, I hear people complaining that they have no success with roses in their gardens and that there is no point planting them […]

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Growing Asparagus

No Comments 12 March 2013

Posted by Stephen Read, Reads Nursery for the Shoot Marketplace. The asparagus plant is grown as a perennial vegetable in the UK and can yield for 15 years, it is essential to get the planting and  preparation right. See our About asparagus Asparagus contains high levels of vitamin A, folic acid and dietary fibre, it […]

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Plant bulbs in the green

1 Comment 29 January 2013

Posted by Lizzie Keogh, Blooming Direct for Shoot Marketplace Late February and  March is the time to plant bulbs in the green. What better way to celebrate the end of winter! Snowdrops (or Galanthus) and Aconites (or Eranthis) like to live in a partially shady area with moist soil and enjoy communal living! They will […]

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Hedging Plants for Wet Soils

3 Comments 13 March 2012

There are very few hedging species that can cope with standing water and unfortunately, no evergreens can cope with a really waterlogged situation. Normally we give our top five recommendations but in this case, we’re limiting ourselves to the best two which are: Alder (Alnus glutinosa) – a very attractive leaf and male and female […]

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