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.
In The Know - Deadheading

In The Know - Deadheading

Removing spent flowers is one of those routine tasks that we either love or hate, but it's important that it gets done! Here's why ......

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In The Know - The Chelsea Chop

In The Know - The Chelsea Chop

Sounds brutal? It's really not! Extend the flowering period of your prized perennials by giving them a judicious trim in late May.

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In the know - Hardening Off

In the know - Hardening Off

In this simple guide I introduce you to the technique of toughening up young plants in readiness for a healthy life outdoors.

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Being A Bee-Friendly Gardener

Being A Bee-Friendly Gardener

The world needs bees! As garden lovers, we can each play an important part in helping them to thrive. This easy guide provides simple tips on how to make your garden more pollinator-friendly.

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Enjoying Your Garden In May

Enjoying Your Garden In May

May is my favourite month. The earth is almost vibrating with energy and all around us life feels new, vital and full of hope. Here's how to make the most of the wonderful opportunities May presents.

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How to Bring the Scent of the Garden Into Your Home

How to Bring the Scent of the Garden Into Your Home

Our gardens are brimming with marvellous fragrances. Here's how to flood your home with the same sublime and sensuous scents.

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A Warm Welcome From The Watch House

A Warm Welcome From The Watch House

An introduction to my tiny courtyard garden packed with tropical plants in the beautiful seaside town of Broadstairs in Kent.

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Big Ideas for Small Spaces

Big Ideas for Small Spaces

Tight for outside space? Here are my tips on how to get the most from a smaller garden.

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Preparing Your Garden For A Cold Snap

Preparing Your Garden For A Cold Snap

It’s spring and the weather is fine. Your garden is bursting into life and the temperature drops. Here's how to protect your plants.

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