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We love nothing more at Groves than to help our community out with tips and tricks to get your gardening flourishing. We hope you find some helpful information here, check back for new expert guidance each month. 

Wake up and smell the roses at our special festival

Wake up and smell the roses at our special festival

Hannah Newman
Hannah Newman
Starting Saturday 22nd June for 9 days, our celebration of England's national flower - the beautiful rose
Create the ultimate outdoor living room

Create the ultimate outdoor living room

Extend your home into your garden with a beautiful outdoor living room and enjoy the best of both worlds! Read our top tips on how to create your perfect outdoor living space.

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Making your own compost

Making your own compost

When making your own compost there are a few aspects to know about to ensure your compost breaks down well and becomes the perfect compost for your plants to grow in. Homemade compost is invaluable to have in the garden meaning you will be able to u…
Top 15 gardening tips for June

Top 15 gardening tips for June

June’s a great month to be out in the garden, with long days and everything in full flower! Keep your garden looking great with our top 15 gardening tips for June.
Tool Sharpening at Groves

Tool Sharpening at Groves

Charlie Groves
Charlie Groves
Tools in need of a bit of TLC?  Bring them down for Dave from Top Edge Sharpening to look after.
Top five tips to get kids gardening

Top five tips to get kids gardening

Children are always excited about being in the natural world, feeling awe and curiosity all around. These top five tips to get kids gardening will help to encourage kids in your family or friends to get engaged with growing plants.
Top 5 climbers to grow

Top 5 climbers to grow

Many climbers can be great for wildlife encouraging insects for birds and bats to eat plus resting and nesting spaces as well. Whichever climber you choose, it is sure to add interest and delight to your garden. Here's our top 5!
Vertical gardening for balconies

Vertical gardening for balconies

The only way is up! Vertical gardening is ideal for balconies, making use of walls, upright supports and cleverly designed planters to turn even the smallest space into a little green piece of paradise.
Nationwide Home Innovations Special Offer at Groves

Nationwide Home Innovations Special Offer at Groves

Hannah Newman
Hannah Newman
Based in Wareham, Dorset, Nationwide Home Innovations manufacture Awnings, Verandas and more from their purpose built factory.  From May 14th until May 23rd their team will be onsite at Groves with a brilliant special offer opportunity for…
Free Drop-in Design Clinic Saturday 11th May

Free Drop-in Design Clinic Saturday 11th May

Hannah Newman
Hannah Newman
Looking for ways to transform your garden with a beautiful timber design?  With so many different options it can be hard to know where to start - Timber & Black are on hand this Saturday with a drop-in clinic to answer all your questions.
Grow your own flower bouquets

Grow your own flower bouquets

A bouquet of your own home-grown flowers makes a beautiful gift with a personal touch, and many cut flowers are easy to grow from seed. Read more about how to grow your own flower bouquets.
Sustainable kitchen garden ideas

Sustainable kitchen garden ideas

With lots of sustainable kitchen garden ideas, you may be wondering where to start and what is best for your garden. Here’s some ideas we love for sustainable gardening.