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Care Packages to the NHS Heroes

It was our pleasure to contribute towards creating care packages for the ICU Teams at Southampton and Portsmouth Hospitals who are dealing directly with Covid-19 patients working endlessly saving lives – each unique package was donated to brighten up the team’s day

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Popular houseplant: the money tree

We know money doesn’t really grow on trees, but you can still have your own money tree in your home, enriching you with the beauty of nature. The money tree (Pachira aquatica) is native to swamps and riverbanks in Central and South America, where it can grow to a height of 18m (60ft). Grown as an indoor plant, it doesn’t reach these lofty heights, though it can eventually reach 1.8m (6ft). We offer beautiful houseplants to cheer up your interior in our garden centre. The money tree is one of our favourites at the moment. Find out all ins-and-outs about this remarkable houseplant.

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Design a Feng Shui garden

To design a Feng Shui garden, you will need to understand the principles of Feng Shui. We explain Feng Shui's principles and show you how to apply a layout, plants and consider every area of your garden to ensure it becomes a haven of tranquillity and relaxation. Think of smooth flowing pathways, no straight edges and lots of natural materials and vibes. A Feng Shui garden will fill your senses with uplifting and a delightful feeling of calm. Here are some tips to get started. 

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Tips on feeding garden birds in winter

Life can be tough for birds in winter. There’s less food around, and at the same time, they need to eat more, to keep warm. To maintain their energy level, you can support your garden birds. Don't let garden birds suffer in winter, but make your garden their favourite spot to stop by for dinner. We can help our garden birds get through the cold months by putting out the right sort of food. We show you what kind of food different garden birds need. 

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Planting a deciduous hedge

If you’re thinking of planting a hedge, it’s well worth considering deciduous shrubs. Deciduous shrubs are easy to grow and need an occasional trim. Deciduous hedging plants often have beautiful flowers and berries that attract wildlife to the garden, contributing to biodiversity. Many shrubs have fabulous autumn foliage, too. So, what are you waiting for, here are six of our favourite deciduous hedging plants.

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Top 5 plants for the home office

Find our top 5 plants for the home office to make your room the ideal place to be motivated, productive and efficient. Houseplants bring so much to a room, not just aesthetically but also as they clear the air of common toxins and give you something to feel responsible for as you nurture it, so your plant thrives. There are many to choose from, but specifically for the home office here are our top picks. 

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Cleaning up your garden tools

It’s time to start cleaning up your garden tools so they are just like brand new to start off the new year of gardening again. It is important to keep your tools and other garden accessories clean to ensure they don’t spread any pests or diseases in your garden. It is easy to do and can even fill some time up over the winter months until the weather warms up and it’s time to sow more seeds. 

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Farm Shop & Deli Awards Finalist

The shortlist of the UK’s finest speciality retailers for the 2021 Farm Shop & Deli Awards, in partnership with The Grocer and sponsored by Garofalo and Food & Drink Wales, have been announced. And we are pleased to confirm that Garsons Esher Farm Shop has been shortlisted as a finalist for Best Farm Shop 2021 in the South East.

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Get into Veganuary: Vegan gardening tips

This month, as part of Veganuary, many of us are trying to adopt a more vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. To help, we’ve put together a few tips on being more vegan in the way we garden.

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Top 6 big houseplants to substitute your Christmas tree

Are you looking for a big houseplant to substitute your Christmas tree? When it is the end of the festivities and time to take your Christmas tree down, space can look a little bit bare. So why not replace the Christmas tree with another plant that will last all year, plus brings you a lot of joy, is aesthetically pleasing and even helps clean the toxins' air. A total win-win situation. Here are our top 6 for you to fill that empty space with.

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Make your own plant hangers

Get ready to make your own plant hangers and welcome even more plants into your home and garden. There are many ways to enjoy plants, and if you are running out of room in your house or outside, it is time to think vertically. Look up and see where you can hang plants from and then get creative with these ways to make your own. 

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Start making plans for your kitchen garden

It’s time to start making plans for your kitchen garden and get ready for growing your own food and cut flowers in abundance. Kitchen gardens are great to make the most of the space outside your back door. They can be small spaces or larger but always very productive and look great. Here are some things to get started when planning your kitchen garden. 

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