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These tips of how to make this Christmas magical are to inspire you to make the most of the festive season, given what a hard year it has been for everyone around the world. Although 2020 may be a different kind of Christmas to what everyone is used to, it is still important to have some festive fun as much as possible and bring the Christmas spirit to your home, family and friends - even if that is via zoom! Here are our tips to help make some magic. 

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As the cold nights draw in, it’s time to get warm and cosy indoors. Create your own little haven with these essential winter accessories. At our garden centre in Bridport, you find all kind of interior accessories to make your home feel cosy and warm.

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When the weather gets cold, birds need our help. Finding food gets harder, and they need to eat more to stay warm. Providing food and shelter in winter can make all the difference to your garden’s birds. Here are our top tips to help birds get through the winter

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It is exciting to light up your Christmas tree and really get into the festive celebrations at this time of year. With so very many options to make your Christmas tree sparkle, where do you start? We have put together this guide full of options to help you decide what you would like to do when thinking about how to make your Christmas tree stand out for all of the family to enjoy. 

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Why not do something different with your festive decorations this year?  With colourful berries, striking seedheads and fabulous foliage, there’s a wealth of material in your garden to make spectacular decorations. We’ve put together our top tips to help you bring the outside indoors this holiday season

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During winter, brighten up your home with Orchids to add a splash of colour from the tropics on a  grey day. Orchids are great plants to grow indoors all year round and are available in so many different colours, sizes, pots and shapes; it means there is one for everyone to enjoy. There are various types of Orchids, and with a little care and patience, you may even be able to nurture them to flower again after they have finished. Here’s some Orchid growing information to get you started. 

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It is time to plant Skimmia for winter interest and keep your garden looking full of colour and berries in the cold months of the year. Skimmia is an evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves, bright winter berries and then white flowers in late spring. They give a great deal to each season in the garden and also look good in pots and containers plus they can be planted at any time of the year as long as the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged.

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Whether you’re harvesting the last of your summer vegetables, tidying up your borders or planting spring bulbs, there’s plenty to do in the garden in November. Make the most of those clear autumn days with our top 15 November garden jobs.

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A new month means a new houseplant of the month: Sansevieria. It’s a fact that indoor plants can help reduce feelings of stress. So it makes sense to choose one that’s easy to grow. If you’re new to growing indoor plants and looking for a houseplant that’s hard to kill, Sansevieria is the plant for you. 

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Lighting adds something extra-special to every garden. Whether it’s making long summer evenings even longer or adding festive cheer to dark winter nights, with a few well-placed garden lights, it’s easy to create the mood you want. With so many different types of garden lighting available, we’ve put together a few ideas on how to use them.

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Wondering how to help your garden birds during the colder months? As the weather changes and many trees become bare, gardens get tidied up, and berries start to disappear. It is more important than ever to make sure your outside space is home to wildlife. Birds will need to store fat to get through the winter, and there are many things you can do to help your feathered garden friends. Here are some tips for a bird-friendly garden. 

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Why not build your own Christmas village in your home for a great display of festive fun. There are so many options to create a wonderful scene which you can personalise and make your own. From mini houses to cotton wool snow, our tips will help you get started to create your own snowy village scene at home to admire and get you in the festive spirit. 

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