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In hot weather, garden birds love a bath and are a joy to watch. Top up and change water regularly

In hot weather, garden birds love a bath and are a joy to watch. Top up and change water regularly

Don't just buy a plant because you like the look: check the label to see if it will thrive in your garden

Don't just buy a plant because you like the look: check the label to see if it will thrive in your garden

Best planted in lawns or under shrubs, Colchicums add a splash of colour in autumn and feed bees

Best planted in lawns or under shrubs, Colchicums add a splash of colour in autumn and feed bees

Sculpture can add a touch of class to your garden. For inspiration see Sculpture in the Garden

Sculpture can add a touch of class to your garden. For inspiration see Sculpture in the Garden

Forget how the garden looks or that the lawn needs mowing, just go outside and soak up summer... 

Forget how the garden looks or that the lawn needs mowing, just go outside and soak up summer... 

Formal or informal, Large or small, DIY or designed, there's an idea for you on The Trickling Garden

Formal or informal, Large or small, DIY or designed, there's an idea for you on The Trickling Garden

PomPom, Water Lily and Cactus types are all stunning but remember it include some singles for bees

PomPom, Water Lily and Cactus types are all stunning but remember it include some singles for bees

Soil contact is good for their immune systems, they learn to love veg, you get outside together. Go on! 

Soil contact is good for their immune systems, they learn to love veg, you get outside together. Go on! 

Fab for wildlife and soooo relaxing.

Fab for wildlife and soooo relaxing.

Fill your house with blooms and butterflies with nectar: Check out The Cutting Garden for more tips

Fill your house with blooms and butterflies with nectar: Check out The Cutting Garden for more tips

Try Rosa 'Queen of Sweden' for a touch of sophistication or  Rosa rugosa  for lovely winter hips.

Try Rosa 'Queen of Sweden' for a touch of sophistication or Rosa rugosa for lovely winter hips.

Cleared a veg bed or border? Sow green manure to stop weeds and fix nutrients into soil until Spring

Cleared a veg bed or border? Sow green manure to stop weeds and fix nutrients into soil until Spring