Gardening with Children

A garden is a wonderful playground for children of all ages. There’s so much to look at like different leaf-shapes, stuff to mess around with like squidgy soil and lots to learn, like how big plants grow from tiny seeds. Children’s gardening activities are all about learning and fun and there are...

Spring time

As the days start to get longer and temperatures start to rise the garden really starts to burst into life. Spring usually arrives by mid-March and the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It's time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seeds,...

Nesting Boxes

National Nest Box Week is from 14th to 21st of February and it gives you the chance to contribute to the conservation effort in the UK whilst giving you the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that you attract to your garden. Providing a safe and snug place for birds to roost...

Compost

Multi-purpose ...

Christmas Trees

With the growing concerns of climate change there is a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint. One way to do this is to understand the benefits of buying a real Christmas tree....

Fruit Trees

Pears...

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

When buying a pumpkin it is a good idea to choose a large round one without too many blemishes to make it easier to carve.  Make sure it is as fresh as possible, as older pumpkins will not last as long.  Please supervise small children when using sharp knives....

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...