Is your garden holiday proof?

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Are you going away on holiday this summer? Have you thought about how your garden will cope without you? 

Of course your plants can keep on growing by themselves but what if there is a really hot dry spell and there's nobody at home to water anything?

Plan your garden and give yourself a view from your window

When you're planning your garden, it is worth thinking about what it will look like from the house. After all, you will probably look at it from that direction every day! Here are some tips on how to make the view of the garden from the house a good one.

How to choose roses for your garden - Use the sniff test

Close up of flower Rosa "Lady Emma Hamilton"If you want to add colour, scent, and a touch of glamour to your garden, then all you need to do is plant some roses. A traditional component of British gardens, there are now hundreds of varieties available with a wide range of colours and fragrance. The best time to buy one is right now, because the best way to buy roses is to go out and smell them!