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  1. We've all missed out on the opportunity to socialise with friends, family and neighbours over the past year. With vaccines on the way, it's time for life to get back on track. Already down at your local garden centre on Warrington Road, the Bents team have been busy making changes to our store, so you can shop safely in-store, as...
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  2. These are my five featured star performers for January. . . https://youtu.be/SLtzEosx2T0 Snowdrops (Galanthus) Probably the most beloved of winter flowers – perhaps because they are so easy and every garden has a space to tuck a few in. They are ideal under deciduous shrubs and trees thriving even under a dense summer canopy. Once planted they can be forgotten...
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  3. Take inspiration from one local customer, Naomi, who made the decision in lockdown 1.0 to start growing her own, and now enjoys home-grown vegetables all year round from plot to plate!
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  4. If you’re keen to grow your own vegetables and create your own Kitchen Garden this coming season, and many people have during the lockdowns,  now is the time to start thinking about (if not actually doing) the first sowings of frost tender vegetables, such as Tomatoes and Cucumbers, chitting first early potatoes and planting things like Onions, Radishes and Broad...
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  5. At Bents we believe gardening is a pastime that everybody should be able to enjoy, which is why we are always happy to welcome customers with impaired mobility. If you're planning a visit to your local garden centre, feel free to call us with any enquiries relating to accessibility and the assistance we can offer to customers with all kinds...
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  6. A cosy patio gives you somewhere to enjoy the warmer dusky evenings of spring and the longer and hopefully sunny days of summer. Here are five ways to choose garden furniture for patio areas and everything else you need to make an outdoor space feel surprisingly comfy and cosy. 1. Patio bistro sets Patio bistro sets are an excellent way...
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  7. As springtime starts to unfold and our gardens and outdoor spaces become more of a focus than ever before, what better time to add a new element in the form of a birdbox and help our feathered friends to find new homes.
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  8. A heart warming stew perfect for the whole family!
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  9. A tasty British classic for the whole family to enjoy!
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  10. Lemax model villages are hugely popular in the run-up to Christmas with all sorts of houses to choose from, including snowy village scenes, model Santa Claus houses and festive funfair rides. Many of these light up, make sounds and animate in different ways, to make your Lemax Christmas village feel alive - but there are some great finishing touches you...
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