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Committee members Sue and Bob Dean accept the awards at RHS Wisley

Wareham wins in Britain in Bloom awards

GREEN-FIINGERED Wareham residents have scooped ‘gold’ again in the annual Britain in Bloom awards. Wareham Community…

Eco Tools

How to make your new (or old) home more eco-friendly

THE latest blog featuring handy house-moving tips from Armishaws Removals… New home, new you! Moving house is the perfect…

The mature oak is set to be cut down after being 'maliciously' damaged, says Dorset Council

‘Malicious’ chainsaw damage means 180-year-old oak will be cut down

‘MALICIOUS’ chainsaw damage means a 180-year-old oak tree in Wool will have to be cut down. Dorset Council is investgating…

The Altogether WI provided refreshments on the day

Oakdale Library Gardens group celebrates 10th anniversary

A DECADE of caring for Oakdale Library Gardens saw the group hold a fundraiser for town causes. The group celebrated…

Dorset sculpture park wins global ‘botanic garden’ accolade

A DORSET sculpture park and art venue has been handed a prestigious honour enjoyed by just 83 locations around…

It is important for gardeners to know the pH of their soil photo: pinus2/Pixabay

Put your garden to the acid test

By Sally Gregson FOR many gardeners working out the pH of their soil can be perplexing and confusing. And yet…

Goulds plant manager Sue Butterworth with clematis

Raise your garden to new heights: The wonderful world of climbers

CLIMBING plants are a fantastic way to add height to your garden. They can grow on trellises, walls, pergolas…

It is best to pot on tomatoes each time the roots are showing through the drainage holes at the bottom, into a slightly larger pot. PHOTO: Andreas Göllner/Pixabay

Why it’s wise to pot on tomatoes

By Sally Gregson AT last, the warmth has returned to greet the summer, and many gardeners’ thoughts are turning to…

Delphiniums are the archetypical cottage garden plant photo: RTsocial/ Pixabay

Delphiniums star of June garden

By Sally Gregson ONE of the highlights of an English garden in June is a bed of towering blue delphiniums….

Clare and Will from Goulds Garden Centre

Great tips for keeping your garden looking fabulous all summer long

AT the time of writing this article, it looks like summer has finally arrived, and with it comes the…