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A person uses a green spring tine rake to clear autumn leaves in their garden

Raking the garden

Raking lawns and beds can be a good workout, especially in autumn when leaves are on the ground.

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How to help hedgehogs in your garden

Hedgehogs are wonderful mammals that need our help. TV gardening presenter and Thrive Ambassador David Domoney looks at how we can help them thrive in our gardens.

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Planting in November

The nights may be drawing in, but there’s still things you can sow and grow at this time of year. We look at what you can plant in November.

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How to take hardwood cuttings

Taking hardwood cuttings is a brilliant way to grow new plants. We share a step by step guide plus advice on which plants to take cuttings from.

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Specialist or adapted tools

When choosing gardening equipment and tools, there is a wide variety of models and brand names. Following our hints and tips should keep things simple and avoid expensive mistakes.

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Netting a pond

Autumn leaves look spectacular but are not so great for ponds! This article looks at why it’s important to net a pond and how to do it.

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