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Get ahead on the shed

Give the shed a coat of wood preservative while it's still fairly dry and warm to protect it through the winter months. While you're at it, mend any loose roofing felt and carry out running repairs: better to do it now, while it's less urgent, before it becomes a midwinter emergency.

Patio ponds

You don't need to have masses of space to enjoy the beauty and movement of a water feature. Even if all you've got is a patio in Reading, you can still have a pond: just build one in a half-barrel container.

You'll find rustic half-barrels available year-round at our garden centre. One…

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Over 60? Join Tuesday Club

Special Offer for our Tuesday Club Members in October is

10% OFF on Tuesday in the Farm Shop, Garden Centre & Cafe

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Plant of the Week: Trees

Plant of the Week: Trees

Every tree has its moment of glory: brilliant scarlet autumn colours on Japanese maples, the glowing coppery bark of Tibetan cherries, or clusters of jewel-like berries on rowans.

But the real head-turners are trees with spectacular flowers. Plant Japanese cherries like 'Shirotae' for huge froths of blossom to outshine all others in the spring garden, with the possible exception of flowering magnolias, from waist-high 'Leonard Messel' to tall, stately M. grandiflora. The small dark flowers of the handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata) are surrounded by huge, droopy white bracts in May, and evergreen Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay' bursts into papery cupped white flowers soon afterwards. 

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