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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Jun 30

10 Fascinating Myths and Stories About Our Backyard Plants – Part 2

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Adam and Eve by Peter Paul Rubens

There is a famous quote by Kurt Vonnegut that says: “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.”

This becomes difficult as days pass by and we get older. Tons of work, kids and whatnot are stressing us. And we tend to go blind for everything but our problems. Even our homes, that should be our last bastillion of rest and comfort, often look hectic. And we escape to our final sacred space – the garden.

Believe it or not, here we have a hidden world of stories that are old as the world itself. We’ve covered some of the Fascinating Myths and Stories About Our Backyard Plants previously and today we’ve prepared for you Part II. So pour yourself a glass of wine and immerse into the mythical world of plants. (more…)

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Jun 23

What Flower Matches Your Star Sign

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Flowers have their own special place in our culture. There are different legends and myths about lovely blooms, fairy tales, and even special language of flowers. Enchanting blossoms have found their from the gardens to the field of astrology. Birth flowers offer a blooming perspective of our characters while they match our star signs at the same time. Find out your zodiac bloom bellow and learn why it suits your star sign: (more…)

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Jun 16

10 Fascinating Myths and Stories About Backyard Plants (Part 1)

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The Rebuke of Adam and EveWe all become sentiment and nostalgic when remembering our childhood. Our parents told us bedtime stories which were so engaging that we remember even to this day. Stories are a magical thing. They take us into different, fictional, but nonetheless real worlds. But as we grow older, we seem to forget the charm stories bring. We forget that charm can hide everywhere, even in everyday objects. And we just need to open our minds to see them.

One of the great aspects of gardening are the legends behind certain plants. So, we at Fantastic Gardeners decided to share some of the most fascinating mythical stories about your backyard vegetation. Here is part one: (more…)

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Jun 9

“Cutting Edge” Alternative – The Chelsea Fringe Festival

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The Chelsea Fringe Festival didn’t skip us this year as well. And, of course, as the past editions of the fest – it was one of the greatest gardening events, not only in the UK but worldwide, with over 200 smaller events in its program. As its famous nature implies, being defined as “alternative”, it included everything that was ever related to gardening – music, food, art and whatnot. (more…)

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Jun 2

The Best Tomato Companions to Plant in June

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It’s already June and summer is now here. If you’ve gone through the to-do list for this month, you know there’s still time to plant some crops. We suggest you to try companion planting, in particular plants you can grow alongside tomatoes.

We know that you probably grow your own tomatoes, so the next step you can take is to plant companion plants. Here’s our list of greens that go along with the round red fruit (yes, tomatoes are fruits) and you can plant in June. (more…)

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May 26

Fantastic Gardeners’ To-Do List for June

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Spring lettuceWe strongly believe that planning and preparing are crucial for success in every area. Gardening is no exception, but sometimes it can be difficult to know what are you supposed to do this month—especially if you have a limited experience in the gardening area. Yes, you can search the good old Google, but finding relevant information in this pit-hole can be very challenging. So, we at Fantastic Gardeners, decided to share our expert point of view and help spread the knowledge to all aspiring gardeners out there. We made a list of all the important activities you should engage in your garden during June. (more…)

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May 19

Pros and Cons of Outdoor Weddings

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The weather is getting warmer and the wedding season has begun. If you are getting married soon, you are probably looking for a place for your special, personal ceremony. Outdoor weddings are gaining popularity and more couples say “I do” surrounded by romantic flowers in gorgeous gardens. We offer you the pros and cons of having a garden wedding venue. (more…)

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May 15

Fantastic Gardeners is Putting Down Roots in the North West

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Fantastic Gardeners has spent 10 years putting down roots in London and now we’re ready for new growth. We’ve spread ourselves to the North West of England , call us for our affordable, professional gardening services for private residents and businesses in the following areas: (more…)

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May 12

Dreamy Outdoor Wedding Ideas

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Spring is here and love is in the air. As the weather gets warmer, the wedding season approaches. Many couples look for a special location for their special day. If you are one of those couples, or you have a friend that is getting married soon, you can consider the idea for a dreamy outdoor wedding. (more…)

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