Christmas Ideas

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How to: Dress Your Front Door

One of the best things about decorating your home for Christmas is that it’s a great way to get the whole family doing something together.


How to: Make a Christmas door wreath

Get creative this Christmas and make your own wreath with our step by step video.


How to: Plant a Winter Hanging Basket

We love winter white hanging baskets. Find out how to plant one up with our guide.

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How to: Plant a Christmas container

As the first thing visitors and passersby see, it’s worth putting a bit of effort into your doorstep and windowsills for the festive period.


How to: Forage Christmas Decorations

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, and don't forget the mistletoe, seedheads and fir. Turn to your garden for inspiration this year.


How to: Choose your real tree

Our in-house expert, Craig Roman, shares his tips to help you choose the tree for you.

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How to: Decorate your real Christmas tree

As a professional stylist Craig Roman, our Head of Visual Merchandising, is often asked how to decorate the perfect tree. Here are his top tips.

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How to: Set up the perfect Christmas tree

Get the best results from your real Christmas tree by following our set up guide.


How to: Care For Your Pot Grown Christmas Tree

Follow our care advice for a healthy tree that'll last you throughout the season and our step-by-step planting guide.

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How to: Make garden Christmas tree decorations

Give your Christmas tree a personal touch with a few homemade decorations - they’re easy to make, just follow this handy guide.


The Easy Way To Hang Outdoor Lights

Don't forget to add a festive touch to the outside of your home this Christmas.


How to: Dress Your Christmas Table

Personalise your Christmas table with our tips and homemade finishing touches.


How to: Dress Your Christmas Mantle Piece

Combine fresh pickings from the garden with bought decorations to create a beautiful homespun feel on your mantle piece this Christmas.


How to: Make Edible Christmas Baubles for Birds

Creating homespun Christmas decorations is great fun, but why not make a few that garden birds can enjoy too?


How to: Make a Christmas table centre

Get your Christmas dinner off to a great start by creating a stylish table centre.


How to: Make your own Christmas crackers

For something a bit different this year than the traditional cracker, why not try your hand at our Oasis Christmas craft cracker.

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How to: Grow Your Own Christmas Feast

Why not make it your New Year's Resolution to produce the vegetables for next year's festive spread?


How to: Make Sloe Gin

Use it to add a sweet note to cocktails, for jazzing up your trifle or simply sipped straight from ice-cold glasses, our sloe gin recipe has it all.

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How to: Care For Your Poinsettia

Claire Turnham, Horticultural Manager at our Cirencester store, explains how to get the best out of yours.

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Guide To Poinsettias

Poinsettias are as much a part of Christmas as holly and ivy, but how did this tropical plant become entwined with our festivities – and how do you take care of them?

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How to: Keep Your Poinsettias For Next Year

Make your poinsettia last into the New Year with our expert care tips.


How to: Wrap a Christmas Poinsettia

The bright seasonal reds of the Poinsettia flower don’t often need help to impress, however when giving a gift, presentation is everything.


Perfect Plants For Winter Colour

Find out our three of our favourite choices for long-lasting, seasonal interest to plant now.

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Our Favourite Winter Plants

Here are some of our favourite winter plants, chosen for their kaleidoscope of colour from berries, bark, leaves and flowers.

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How to: Make Room For Houseplants

Houseplants not only look great, but they also lift spirits. Graeme Shaw, Horticultural Champion at our Edinburgh store, provides the lowdown on houseplants and their care.

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How to: Pick a Houseplant

Choosing the right variety for each spot in your home is vital to success.


How to: Enjoy your garden this Christmas

Gardens can bring pleasure whatever the weather - here are some good reasons to brave the cold.