The Big Autumn Tidy Up

Autumn is the ideal time to give your garden a thorough tidy, before the cold weather sets in. As well as clearing fallen leaves, there are lots of other simple tasks that will make a big difference to the look of your garden. It's worth putting in a little extra...

Build a Bug Hotel

A great way to help the bees as well as other insects in your garden is to make them a purpose built home. It is a really easy, fun project to do and provides a place for them to breed, lay their eggs and hibernate throughout the winter. Bug homes come...

Solar lighting

Until recently most of us only enjoyed our garden in the day and rarely used it by night, but now many of us want to spend as much time as possible outside and use our gardens as an extension of our home. With the right lighting, the evening time outdoors can become...

Planted containers

Planting up containers is a good way to create beautiful displays using many kinds of garden plants for seasonal interest. Containers come into their own when space is limited allowing you to move and arrange plants more easily than those in the ground to suit your mood....

Grill on

The sun is beginning to shine and the days are getting longer. In a month with two bank holidays and summer just around the corner, what could be a better time for getting your barbecue out?...

Improving your air quality

Houseplants can enhance your quality of life. During the late 1980’s, NASA began studying houseplants as a means of providing purer and cleaner air for space stations. What they learned is there are many different houseplants that can help to purify the air making it much healthier to breathe. You can...

Encouraging Wildlife

As the winter draws to an end, the milder weather is just around the corner, along with our awakening wildlife. They will be looking for early season food sources as a form of a New Year breakfast. In the south of England we are now experiencing early sightings of the White-Tailed...

Garden Birds

The Big Garden Birdwatch is held over 3 days, from 28 - 30 January and is the World's largest wildlife survey which helps the RSPB build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK....

Seed Potatoes

Potatoes prefer an open position in full sun on soil that is fertile and well drained. To avoid risk of disease, plant in an area where you haven’t grown potatoes for 2 or more years in a row. In general, potatoes are best grown in multipurpose compost....

Christmas House Plants

A house plant is one of the simplest yet most meaningful gifts you can give this Christmas....