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    Gorgeous Flowers from Magazines

    Who doesn’t like flowers around the house? But fresh flowers do not last long. This tutorial will show you how to make gorgeous flowers from your old magazines. Magazine flowers are a great recycling project! They are quick and easy to make so you can easily make a bunch…

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    Washcloth Roses

    It is really nice to give gifts that look gorgeous. Washcloth roses achieve that gorgeous look.  I wanted to give some homemade bath bombs, lip balms, etc in gift bags to friends. What they needed were some gorgeous flowers made from washcloths (flannels) to complete the kits. You could…

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    Seedlings – how to transplant

     I love growing plants from seed. It is so economical and you really feel connected to your plants. Growing your own plants from seed is so satisfying. If you have never done it I really recommend it. You do not need any fancy equipment to try, just some warmth…

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    Sweet Peas Success Secrets

    Sweet peas are absolutely gorgeous flowers and the scent is exquisite. As a bonus, the more you cut them the more they flower. If you grow them in your garden you can have them as cut flowers in your house all summer. This can be from June until October.…

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    Free Fuschia Plants from Cuttings

    I love my fuschia plants in the summer. I have them in baskets and planters around the outside of my house. They are tender varieties so I have to replace them or overwinter them in my greenhouse. I also increase my plant stocks by taking cuttings and it could…

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    Successful Seed Sowing

    Seed sowing is so easy and satisfying. Do you love flowers in your garden? Is there anything better than enjoying the sight and scent of beautiful blooms in your garden that you have grown from seed yourself. It is so satisfying! Well, you can enjoy hundreds of flowers for…

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    Paper Flower Tutorials – tried and tested

    Paper flowers can be absolutely gorgeous and last so much longer than fresh flowers. You can use paper flowers to enhance a room, give as a gift or decorate a party. However, they can be really expensive to purchase or difficult to make. I have found some easy to…

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    June Top 10 Tasks for the Garden

    Summer is well and truly here. Don’t you just love the garden at this time of year? It is time to get outside and really enjoy the garden. Sit out with friends, hold a barbecue and most importantly admire all your gorgeous plants. You still need to find time…

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    Tasks for April in the garden

    Top 8 jobs to do in April in your garden to maximise your enjoyment throughout the summer. April is a busy and exciting time in the garden. So, weather permitting, get out there and enjoy it. 1) Weeding Yes, weeding is number one as it is the most important.…