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Japanese Maple Tree – All you need to know

The Japanese Maple is a popular and versatile tree that is perfect for any size garden. Loved for its deep red leaves with purple tints, the Japanese Maple is ideal for adding interest and colour to your garden. It is also very easy to grow and maintain. If you are interested in growing your own Japanese Maple, read on for our top tips and information. Why the Japanese Maple? Other than its stunning shape and colour, the reasons for growing the Japanese Maple plentiful. This compact, slow-growing tree is ideal for smaller outdoor spaces, as it will not quickly outgrow your…

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All you need to know about Poinsettias

Poinsettias are perfect for decorating your home during Christmas. A great option for a table centrepiece, their brightly coloured leaves will beautifully complement your Christmas décor. Most Poinsettias are thrown away after Christmas, but with a bit of TLC you can keep them going for longer and have them always on hand to beautify your home. In this article, we will discuss all you need to know about Poinsettias and make some decorating suggestions for Christmas. What are Poinsettias? Poinsettias generally flower between in December and January and feature stunningly bright red star-shaped leaves. Red is the most widely available colour,…

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Best indoor plants (and puns) to get you through the winter

During the colder months, planting indoors is the best way to see growing results. While the plants outside are losing their colour, you can bring their natural colours inside with some of these plant-astic pot plants! Read on for the best indoor plants for the winter. There’s an air about them The latest interior decorating trends are leaning towards aloes and succulents because of their new-found air purifying qualities. If you’re all about having a good atmosphere in your home, Nasa’s clean air study recommends various plants for removing toxins from the air. For example, Peace Lilies remove carbon dioxide while…

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Is winter a good time for landscaping?

Landscaping in the Winter Christmas time is often busy and overwhelming for all. With family, food, gifts and many other things to arrange, your garden has likely not crossed your mind! Surprisingly though, the winter is an excellent time for landscaping work. If you haven’t considered having landscaping done in the winter, have a think about the following factors. Timing During the dark, winter nights, it’s doubtful you give next year’s bright summer evenings in your garden a second thought. But summer can rush up on you sooner than you think! Therefore, it’s worth getting any changes to your garden done…

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for 2019

Christmas is fast approaching! And now is the time to have a think about how you’re going to style your Christmas. With so many ideas out there, it can be hard to decide what colours, themes and styles you want. So, we have put together a guide on some of the current Christmas decorating trends for 2019 that will give you much-needed inspiration! Traditional Christmas Often, the oldies are the goodies. If ‘decking the halls’ is your kind of style we recommend sourcing plenty of holly, striped stockings and decorations focused on festive colours such as red, green and gold. We…

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How to take care of your Christmas Tree

Caring for your cut Christmas Tree Christmas isn’t really Christmas without a tree! And, if you took the leap this year and went for a cut Christmas tree, then you may now be thinking about how to make it last! Although these beautiful trees are hardy and long-lasting, the sad reality is cut trees can last as little as four weeks. How can we prolong their fresh and healthy look? We will discuss a few simple ways to take care of your christmas tree. Needle in a haystack We are spoilt for choice out there, so the first job is selecting…

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The top gardening trends of 2019 – what’s next in 2020?

2019 has been a year of moving and shaking for many reasons! But the cheerier side of 2019 was the progress we saw in the gardening world. With people becoming more environmentally aware, we saw moves towards bee-friendly gardens, as well as themed gardens and multi-sensory spaces. This makes us hopeful for next year, so let’s go through some of the gardening trends of this year, and then try to guess what 2020 will look like. 5 Gardening Trends of 2019 1 – Urban gardening Green spaces have been diminishing for years, but a revolution has begun! Homeowners and renters in…

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Flowers and Plants for Anniversaries & Milestones

Flowers and plants are one of the most personal gifts you can present to a loved one or friend on their monumental days and anniversaries, as they all have different symbolic meanings and connotations. Flowers have long been a symbol for love and gratitude, as well as good wishes, so we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you decide on the best flowers and plants for the occasion. What are the best flowers to give for a birthday? Depending on whose birthday it is, the perfect flowers to gift may differ. If you’re buying flowers for a…

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13 of The Best Garden Paintings By Famous Artists

This month Court Farm are here to discuss the 13 top garden paintings by famous artists from Monet to Matisse and many more. So if you’re a lover of gardens and art and enjoy all artwork from the most classical to contemporary paintings, read on…   Claude Monet – The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil (1880) French painter, Monet, was one of the founders of the French Impressionist movement and regarded as the most creative practitioners of his time who was able to express nature in a beautiful, alternative way. Monet’s mission was to capture and document the French countryside throughout the…

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Horticultural Therapy & The Secret Health Benefits of Gardening

Horticulture and gardening activities are well known for evoking feelings of tranquility and satisfaction, so it comes as no surprise to find out that there are plentiful health and miscellaneous benefits that come along with this relaxing hobby. This month, Court Farm will be taking a look at why and how so many people are incorporating theses wonderful  pursuits into their day-to-day lives.   The benefits of gardening activities  Studies have shown a positive correlation between gardening and mental health – showing that greenfingered pursuits have improved symptoms and benefited those with health concerns. For example, garden therapy has helped with:…

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