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The rescued cottage is now pretty as a picture

Enjoy the harmonious planting in the oasis of country charm at Terstan garden in Longstock says Leigh Clapp

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10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Photo by Leigh Clapp

With these yellow blooms now in their full glory spring is finally here. Leigh Clapp suggests the best gardens to see these cheerful flowers

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Winter garden at Mottisfont Abbey

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Enter the Winter Garden at Mottisfont to discover seasonal delights

Enjoy the winter garden at Mottisfont Abbey with vibrant stems, berries, scented flowers and early bulbs combining to great effect says Leigh Clapp

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How to create an award-winning wildlife garden

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Spring 2012: We chose turf so that we could access the washing line, compost heap and flowerbed

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust member, Matt Watson, shares his tips on how to achieve an award-winning wildlife garden

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Cosy thatched cottages with roses around the door are the Hampshire idyll. But come winter, make sure you’re chocolate box home is protected with these tips from Karen Crouch at the Thatch Advice Centre

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Wedding and special event florist, Jay Archer, is flying the flag for British flower growers with the launch of a new Flower School that aims to educate and spread awareness of the thriving industry.

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7 garden trends to expect in 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015
One of Anne's designs with a combination of formal hedging and soft infill

Garden designer Anne Keenan of Goodworth Clatford shares her predictions for 2015 trends

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Visitors can stroll the relaxed grounds

Leigh Clapp wanders through the grounds of the Mill at Gordleton and discovers an outdoor art gallery with an eclectic display of sculptures by local and national artists

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David with the extraordinary looking Squash

David Green has been gardening at Hill Top in Upper Swanmore all his life and has a particular passion for growing unusual vegetables and fruit from around the world

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