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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.
Essential Tools For Every Gardener

Essential Tools For Every Gardener

Gardening without tools is like attempting to cook without pans - possible, but unlikely to elicit great results. Happily, you need much less equipment to garden successfully than you do to cook up a storm. Read on to discover all the essentials.

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Your Garden In February

Your Garden In February

February gives with one hand and takes with the other. You'll experience tantalising glimpses of spring and some of the coldest days of the year. While the days get longer, here's what you can be doing outdoors.

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Simple Winter Pruning

Simple Winter Pruning

Winter is the perfect time to prune many familiar garden plants. Armed with my simple tips and the right equipment, getting your trees and shrubs in good shape for the year ahead can be one of the season's greatest pleasures.

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Why bare-rooted plants are the way forward

Why bare-rooted plants are the way forward

Grown in fields and lifted for sale whilst they are dormant, bare-rooted plants can seem like a dubious prospect. In reality, they're no different to a bulb or seed. In this post, I explain why bare-rooted plants are good for your garden, your purse and the environment.

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Your Garden In January

Your Garden In January

Although the shortest day has passed, January can feel discouragingly dark and dreary. For some of us, it’s a month to endure rather than enjoy, but if you can muster enthusiasm and have the right gear, there’s plenty to be done outside.

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Choosing Great Gardening Gloves

Choosing Great Gardening Gloves

A good pair of gardening gloves will make working in your garden safer and more enjoyable. In this post, I guide you through the questions you need answered to help make great choices.

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Choosing The Perfect Real Christmas Tree

Choosing The Perfect Real Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree has been at the heart of our seasonal celebrations for centuries, but what makes a perfect specimen and how can you keep it looking fresh and fabulous until twelfth night? Read on to find out!

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Your Garden In December

Your Garden In December

For most of us, gardening is not a priority this month. But when all the socialising, feasting, and wrapping gets too much, our gardens, sheds and greenhouses offer quiet escapes. Here's a quick checklist that will see your garden through until the New Year.

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Simple Winter Houseplant Care

Simple Winter Houseplant Care

During the shortest, coolest days of the year, houseplants grow more slowly, calling for a slightly different care regime. Here I share my ten-point plan for keeping your plants happy and healthy between November and February.

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