Remember Remember: Your Garden Jobs for September

In September, the weather tends to get a little cooler, though sometimes there’s some late sunshine. It’s also harvest time, so if you have a fruit and veg patch, you should be spoiled for choice with things to include in your autumn soups and crumbles. September is also the time to get out and plant […]

How to Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Hedgehogs This Autumn

Autumn is approaching and before long, the nights will be getting darker and we’ll be getting ready to light the bonfire. But spare a thought for the wildlife that seek a safe haven in your garden, especially hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are busy preparing to hibernate at this time of year, so it helps if you can […]

Combat Climate Change from Your Very Own Garden

You might recycle and use your car as little as possible, but did you realise that as a gardener, you’re combatting climate change from your very own garden? Your trees and plants are giving out oxygen while taking in carbon dioxide, and you’re also providing food and sanctuary to birds, wildlife, and pollinators like bees. […]

Give Your Wooden Storage Units Some TLC

If you’re looking into buying a storage unit for your wheelie bins, or for your garden tools, kids’ toys, and everything else you don’t want cluttering up your lawn, the chances are you’ll opt for something made from wood. Wood is sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, and it can add a certain something to your garden. But […]

How to Keep Cool in Your Garden When the Temperature Rises

During the recent spell of hot weather, were you sweating away tending your garden, or were you trying to relax outside but finding it hard to stay cool? Here are some tips on how to keep cool in your garden when the temperature rises. Think about building a gazebo or arbour to protect you from […]

Create Your Own Salad Garden

The summer is here, and our thoughts often turn to eating healthily (whether we actually do it is another question!). We might tuck into more fruit, salads, and lighter foods in general, especially when it’s hot. Fruit and veg in the supermarket can be pricey, they’ve usually been flown thousands of miles, and there’s no […]

Deadly Shrubs You Do Not Want in Your Garden

If you’re a keen gardener, you want the best looking, most vibrant and fragrant plants in your garden, not something poisonous, smelly, or just downright scary. Here’s our guide to some of the most dangerous plants on earth that you definitely don’t want in your flower bed! Skunk Cabbage As you might guess by the […]

How Gardening Helps the Environment

If you love gardening, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not only great for your physical and mental health, it’s pretty good for the environment too. This is because plants help purify the air, and so the trees, shrubs, vegetable crops, flowers, and herbs in your garden actually help reduce pollution. Plants release oxygen […]

Give Your Garden Furniture a New Lease of Life

The nicer weather means you’ll be spending more time in your garden. Your precisely-trimmed lawn, your colourful flower beds, and spotless decking fill you with pride, then you catch sight of your garden furniture. Has it seen better days? Does it look weather-beaten, has the colour faded, or has it become more of a home […]

Could You Be the Next Champion Giant Vegetable Grower?

Every year, expert vegetable growers gather at the Malvern Autumn Show to showcase their giant vegetables at the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship. Previous contests featured the world’s heaviest red cabbage, which weighed in at a whopping 23.3kg, and the world’s heaviest chilli pepper. Want to know more about the show? Here are some […]