Sep 1

Criminal Plants in the UK

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Did you know that gardening in the UK has a legal side to it that does not involve drugs and ego-altering herbs? Even among plants, there are intruders that need to be recognised and dealt with as such. All of these are considered harmful and at times the government’s efforts in eradicating or at least controlling them cost millions. There are even ones that simply can’t be controlled and therefore have been prohibited from sale. But what those garden outlaws all have in common is that they come unwanted as nomad killers that tend to outcompete almost every other plant that stands in their way. This is a problem for everyone – native wildlife – food chain is broken now – AND people (some plants actually pose a real health risk). Although it is usually not illegal to grow them in your own garden, they can do real damage if allowed to escape into the wild or disposed of in a careless manner. These plants tend to spread vigorously, making their control costly and difficult. Fines and regulations would apply to anyone who fails to abide by the law. See for yourself: (more…)

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Aug 25

Top 10 Fantastic Suggestions for the Autumn Bank Holiday Weekend

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The August bank holiday weekend is right around the corner. This will be the last bank holiday before Christmas and you should make the most of it. Some people might find themselves overwhelmed by the extra day off, while others can’t wait to spend three days full of family activities, festivals, and parties. If you are one of them, you can check out our suggestions on how to spend the August bank holiday weekend this year. (more…)

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Aug 21

Must-Know Tips for When You Preserve and Store Herbs

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Photo by: Casey Fleser

Powerhouse of medicine and flavour, herbs can easily give pizzazz to the simplest of dishes. And although we know you probably don’t need any more reasons to love them, we just can’t get tired of spelling out why they’re indispensable to your garden and home. (more…)

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Aug 11

Window Boxes 101

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Although in late summer some flower containers seem to lose momentum, this is still a favourable time to make some changes to your home and garden. You can try different styles of interior and exterior design as summer draws to a close to get some breathtaking autumn colour. There’s still plenty of scope for enjoying blooms and greens throughout the last hot days and beyond, and one of the most convenient ways to dress up the façade of your house is to install window boxes. We already told you why you need the magic window boxes in your hardscaping design. Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of window boxes, the installation process and minute, specific details. (more…)

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Aug 5

Why You Need Window Boxes?

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Window boxes in EnglandUndeservingly overlooked when it comes to hardscaping, the old window box is a fantastic exterior design feature that can add a unique touch to your home and make heads turn. It really is a thing to consider if the best looking house on the block is what you’re going for. Here’s why: (more…)

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Jul 28

5 Must-try Refreshing Drinks With Home-grown Herbs

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These days, we all look for a good way to refresh ourselves and fresh, home-made drinks are the perfect thing to do so. Especially if we can make something that includes the fruits of our labour in the garden. It’s so pleasing to make something on your own and not buy it, right? It’s also much tastier and much healthier, and it makes you feel a bit like an alchemist, which is cool. We shouldn’t forget the bragging part as well – every self-respected gardener brags with his creations, whether it’s a plant or a drink. It’s just what we do. (more…)

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Jul 21

Welcome to our Redesigned More Fantastic Site

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We are happy to announce that your favourite Fantastic Gardeners site has a new design. Our website now boasts a fresh new look and even more fantastic features that you get to enjoy.

As part of Fantastic Services, the new website design adds more functionality and enhances user experience. You can now easily navigate through the website and find all the information you are looking for in a few clicks. (more…)

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Jul 14

7 Signs That You Are a Happy Fantastic Gardeners Customer

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Is there anything more motivating to do your job better than some positive feedback? When we garden for you, our priority is to not only to provide the best solution, but also make you as happy as possible. So when you, dear customers, praise us in one way or another, we know that we’ll do our best over and over again.

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Jul 7

Grow London 2015

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After its success last year, the GROW London festival returned this year with even more head-spinning exhibits and events. The contemporary gardening show was inspired by high-class European horticultural festivals and allowed more than 100 selected exhibitors to show their works. (more…)

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Jul 2

The Complex Science behind the Lush Green Grass Courts of Wimbledon

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An inseparable part of British summer time, the Wimbledon Championship is on between 29.06 – 17.07. With more than 450,000 spectators attending each year, and 19 grass courts, it is a massive event, yet it still retains its Victorian atmosphere and image. As spectators gather to drink Pimm’s, eat strawberries and cream, and watch tennis legends face off each other, 250 ballboys and ballgirls prepare to pick up the 50,000 balls which will be used. The spirit of the event is known worldwide, with 300,000,000 TV sets tuning in during the Championship. (more…)

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