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Gardening Masterclass

Welcome to our site that aims to enthuse, inspire and inform you with our impartial tutorials, ideas and advice for beginners and seasoned gardeners alike, from makeovers to maintenance.

However you see gardening – a pleasure or a chore – the methods are the same. With a good design, the right plants and equipment, and the know-how, you can produce wonderful results quickly and easily, with plenty of time over to enjoy your outdoor room.

Plan your visits to shows and events, and sign up for courses

See our calendar of major shows and events, including lectures, demonstrations and hands-on courses.

Plan your buying/planting of seeds, bulbs and plants

Browse, compare and buy from our online garden centre. Look for the current discount deals and longer-term special offers from leading suppliers. And for inspiration and ideas, flip through Crocus’ online magazine.

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We’ve been gardening and writing about gardening since 1986, but because we want this site to become THE place for gardening information, we want your comments and contributions too.

Permanent site content

We won’t take our articles off this site, although we will amend/update them as necessary.

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Latest gardening news:

@CorineJN @SonnyBeez It's for children. Barney has taught many great lessons. It has to appeal then teach. Reality with maturity. Info now! Retweeted by SonnyBee

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research - klou.tt/mchvs68cajq7

Not sure I'm going to allow this behaviour in the butterfly garden.. How about a holiday over the fence? :) pic.twitter.com/XTEWcikb6p

Tune into Countryfile this evening to hear #RSPB's Jenny Dunn talking turtle doves to @EllieHarrison__: ow.ly/zj4OI

Game. Set. Match. Total fail. I'm very disappointed. : ( kickstarter.com/projects/tree-…

Last 18 hours for @sonnybeez! Cometh the hour, cometh the follower? Tree-Beez 3D Animated Short by David Huber kck.st/1lsYUs3 Retweeted by SonnyBee

Visitors are invited to share silent walks & poetry readings @DunhamMasseyNT on Weds to commemorate WW1 ow.ly/ziX49

Red currant and gooseberry ice lollies coming up! pic.twitter.com/69YZUwPWPr Retweeted by Mr Fothergills Seeds

Yesterday's rain gave the allotment a much needed soaking and made the soil beautiful soft for easy weeding pic.twitter.com/AhmhyG1NGb Retweeted by Mr Fothergills Seeds

Bee orchids being dug up by collectors in the UK. “Senseless brutality” possibly a bit strong, but this happens a lot theguardian.com/environment/20… Retweeted by Mr Fothergills Seeds

Early Thorn from the garden moth trap this morning pic.twitter.com/a38hlywkoW Retweeted by Mr Fothergills Seeds

Growing Veggies And Fruit Organically: Tips And Tricks - wp.me/p4HsBR-1eu Retweeted by Mr Fothergills Seeds

It's a red day. Blackcurrant and star anise pie. Followed by.... pic.twitter.com/b83KsCkvTw Retweeted by Mr Fothergills Seeds

Lots of bug crazyness in our latest blog! Give it a read at rhs.org.uk/science/scienc… pic.twitter.com/KPbhaOf5LE


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