Keep Britain Growing aims to inspire gardeners and gardening enthusiasts by signposting them to helpful content and articles from around the web.
​The health and wellbeing benefits of gardening can be enjoyed by everyone; Keep Britain Growing aims to enable people to improve the environment around them, encourage wildlife, help to support British growers and the garden industry, and above all, to have fun outdoors!
Gardening can be enjoyed throughout the year – and the content on these pages will give you help and advice on how to add interest and colour to your garden and outdoor spaces all year round!
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July

With weather now more reliably warm there are more opportunities to enjoy your garden from morning through until night - an alfresco breakfast or supper can make it feel like holiday time, even if you’re still at work …..and it goes without saying that lunch in the garden is a must-do! Adding a few more places to sit, whether to enjoy the sun or shelter in the shade, will give your garden even more appeal and if you have plenty of colourful plants, who would choose to be inside?

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August

Whether you’re off on holiday this month or holidaying at home, chances are your garden may need an occasional, but thorough, watering and some of those summery flowers will have faded and need dead heading (cutting off). Combine this with some flowering plant food and you’ll keep everything looking great for longer. A little bit of pottering around the garden as you do these jobs can be pure pleasure, so relax and enjoy the sunshine and your garden!

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September

As autumn begins to arrive and days are noticeably shorter and generally a little cooler and damper, don’t forget, this is the time of year that’s great for planting! Trees, shrubs and climbers especially tend to establish really well when planted in autumn, so grab a spade and get some gorgeous garden additions into the ground! Many of the favourite spring bulbs such as daffodils, alliums and crocus are widely available now so succumb to temptation and plant bulbs in pots, beds, borders and under shrubs or even trees. You’ll be so well rewarded come the spring when your garden is even prettier than it was this year!

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