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Advice & Inspiration

At Dan Cooper Garden I want to put the best tools in one hand and the best knowledge in the other. Here you'll find useful guides explaining how to get the most enjoyment from your garden each month, alongside brand profiles, interviews with my garden heroes, seasonal projects and step-by-step guides.
Your Garden In October

Your Garden In October

October can be glorious or ghastly, depending on how the weather gods are feeling. Take each day as it comes and enjoy your garden as it starts to slumber. Meanwhile, there's plenty to do in readiness for winter and spring.

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In The Know - How My Christmas Decorations Are Made

In The Know - How My Christmas Decorations Are Made

Making glass Christmas decorations is a fascinating process - one that has barely changed over the last century. In this guide, I share the skill and artistry that goes into crafting my exclusive range of festive ornaments.

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When And How To Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

When And How To Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Planting bulbs is one of the easiest ways to fill a garden with vibrant colour in spring. Early autumn is the time to get going. Here's all the know-how to create a dazzling display.

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Planting A Container For Autumn Colour

Planting A Container For Autumn Colour

By September, many summer-flowering annuals will have burned themselves out. With 6-8 weeks until the first frosts, now’s the time to plant a glowing display that will light up your garden through autumn.

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Your Garden In September

Your Garden In September

I’ve come to love September almost as much as May. It’s a month of gentle transition, bidding farewell to summer and ushering in autumn. Here's what your can be doing in your garden this month ....

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In The Know - Hedge Trimming

In The Know - Hedge Trimming

Soft and blousy or solid and structural, a well-maintained hedge makes the perfect, wildlife-friendly boundary or divider. Here's everything you need to know about keeping hedges neat and tidy.

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Divine Dahlias - Get To Know & Grow Them

Divine Dahlias - Get To Know & Grow Them

When it comes to colour, stature and flower-power, dahlias have few equals in the plant kingdom. Discover how to grow these rewarding garden plants successfully in my short introduction to dahlia cultivation.

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Helpful Hosepipe Ban Hacks

Helpful Hosepipe Ban Hacks

A hosepipe ban is the last thing any gardener wants, however it need not spell disaster for our precious plants. Here are my top tips for limiting any harm that might be done to your garden and its inhabitants when water restrictions are in place.

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Your Garden In August

Your Garden In August

August is a watershed month in the gardening year, a moment when our gardens reach their peak volume and visual strength before evaporating into the soft airiness of autumn. The name of the game is prolonging the summer display for as long as possible. Read on to find out how.

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