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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.
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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Rich Pickings - How To Cut And Care For Flowers

Rich Pickings - How To Cut And Care For Flowers

As summer reaches its zenith, so do our flower gardens. After months of hard work, there are rich pickings to be had. In this short guide, I share my top tips for cutting and caring for flowers, highlighting the essential tools every gardener needs.

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

We spend the year eagerly anticipating our summer holidays. But while we’re topping up our tans our gardens are reaching their peak. In this guide, I’ve compiled everything you need to know about preparing your garden before you jet off.

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Enjoying Your Garden in July

Enjoying Your Garden in July

There is plenty to be done in the garden during July, but in less of a hurry than before. This leaves time for relaxation, planning and entertaining. Here's what else you can be doing outside this month.

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