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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 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. As the days get longer, here's what you can be doing outdoors.

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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 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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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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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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My Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

My Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

If you're not sure what to buy your garden-loving friends and family for Christmas, you've found the right place. Here, I share my top ten gifts for gardeners, from inexpensive stocking fillers to special treats.

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Your Garden In November

Your Garden In November

A wet, mild October permits us to push winter preparation into November. We can take a gamble for so long, but ultimately we’ll need to act swiftly if we want to protect tender plants. Here's my low down on everything you need to do this month.

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An Introduction to my Signature Hand Tools

An Introduction to my Signature Hand Tools

My Signature hand tools are simply designed and made to last a lifetime. In this post and accompanying video, I introduce the full range of tools and explain how to use and care for them.

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Stormy Weather

How to Prepare Your Garden for Stormy Weather

Forget about cold; wind is a gardener's worst enemy. Here I share a host of sensible precautions that all gardeners can take when storms and gales are forecast.

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