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Appreciate nature

The simple pleasure of time in nature can boost our mood and reduce stress. Explore ideas to help you enjoy being outside.

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Why time in a garden can make you feel good

Spending time in nature can be good for our health and wellbeing. You don’t need a garden of your own to benefit. A simple planter or time in a park can still work wonders.

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Make a simple bug hotel

Insects play a vital role in our gardens, pollinating our plants and helping reduce pests such as aphids. Build them a home to hide away in.

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Planning a sensory garden

Sensory gardens include features, objects and plants that appeal to our senses. They can be calming or stimulating, with a range of potential wellbeing benefits.

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Plants that amaze

Plants around the world demonstrate huge variety in form, size and shape. They are also capable of showing great versatility, often adapting to extreme conditions. This article looks at why plants continue to be such a source of amazement to us and how our gardens can be a good starting point.

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Flower pressing

Flower pressing is a wonderful way to create art from your own garden. We share a step by step guide.

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Simple homemade apple bird feeder

Creating a bird feeder at home is a fun activity for all ages, using all natural items. It's like making a homemade meal for your daily visitors.

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