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How to choose and use garden decorations

Garden decorations such as sculpture and ornaments add interest to the garden all year, complementing the planting in summer and acting as a focal point in winter when plants have died back. Here are our top tips on using garden decorations to add your own personal touch to your garden.

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How to care for houseplants

Houseplants add beauty to our homes, and they’re good for us too, helping to reduce stress and boost our moods. To help you keep your houseplants looking their best, we’ve put together some tips on basic houseplant care.

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Garden plant: Viburnum

Whether you’re looking for evergreen structure, winter colour or beautiful flowers, there’s a viburnum to suit your needs. This large group of plants includes evergreen and deciduous shrubs, some with scented winter flowers and others blooming in summer. They’re easy to grow and care for and great for wildlife. Here are three of our favourite viburnums.

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Which seeds to sow this year

Choosing which seeds to sow this year can be a tricky decision to make! With so many available in all kinds of colours and varieties, browsing the seed packets on the shelves on in a catalogue can be daunting and exciting all at the same time. Before you become overrun with seeds, here is how we recommend you choose what you want to grow so you know which seeds you need to get your hands on. 

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Choosing the best toys for your pets

When choosing the best toys for your pets, it will all come down to quality and make sure you are picking something appropriate for your pets' needs. It could be playtime with something soft and fluffy or a toy that can take big teeth and last a long time. Perhaps your pet needs something to gnaw on, or it might be something as simple as a ball to chase. These ideas and information will help you find the best toys for your beloved pets. 

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Get the most out of your Rhipsalis

Think of its natural origins to get the most out of your Rhipsalis. The fascinating Rhipsalis is an epiphytic cactus native to Central and Southern America. With over 35 species you can find it in many different shapes, textures and flowering colours. It is also known as the Mistletoe Cactus and needs very little care, just a few tips to keep it growing happy. 

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Proud supporters of Wicor School

Start small and grow big! Come rain or shine you are certain to find the green-fingered pupils of Wicor Primary School happily enjoying the amazing school grounds and learning about the nature around them. The school grounds include an orchard, an allotment, a fairy-tale woodland,

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Gifting to our local community

In November 2020 Garsons Titchfield had the pleasure of donating and delivering stock to The Wynton Way Horticultural Site and Gardens Day Centre in Fareham. The items donated enabled many of the centre’s service users to choose and send a gift to their friends who were unable to attend due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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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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