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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…

David shows off his book in the gardens he has helped transform at Forest Holme Hospice

David’s garden efforts in memory of wife feature in new fundraising book for hospice

A GARDENER who began volunteering at a Dorset hospice after sadly losing his wife, has written a book about…

Growing your own is a great way to educate children about food

Fresh from your garden!

GROWING your own produce fresh from the garden comes with many advantages – not only will it provide you…

Smedmore House and gardens will be open to the public on June 10

Georgian Dorset manor house to open up for hospice charity

A GEORGIAN manor house will opens its doors to visitors – to raise money for a Dorset hospice charity. Smedmore…

Chris Packham is set to be among Springwatch presenters visiting Dorset this month. Picture: BBC

BBC Springwatch 2023 to be based in Purbeck

THE BBC’s Springwatch 2023 will be based in Dorset, it has been announced. RSPB Arne will be the ‘main location’…

Hanging baskets need watering at least once a day, says Sue Butterworth of Goulds Garden Centre

Get creative with hanging baskets and planters

WITH the warm weather starting to appear, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about planting your summer hanging…

loved and loathed Buckingham Palace did not always find Royal favour but Queen Victoria loved it and subsequent monarchs have made it their London residence ever since. PHOTO: Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay

9 Weird House Facts

Think you know about property? Here’s some homeowner QI from the team at Armishaws Removals. 1 Mail order houses You think…