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 […]

Go Foraging in Your Own Garden

Have you ever been on a ramble through the woods and wondered ‘If I had to survive out here, what would I eat?’ Nature is a great provider and there are all kinds of berries, herbs, flowers, and fungi that can be eaten. But before you go all Bear Grylls, remember there are certain things […]

The UK’s Top Eco-Friendly Destinations

When you’re jetting off abroad, it can be easy to forget about your carbon footprint as your thoughts turn to warm evenings and a cocktail or two. But if you’re not jetting off to sunnier climes, don’t worry because there are plenty of eco-friendly places you can visit here in the UK. Here’s our guide […]

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 […]

How to Protect Your Garden from Heavy Rain

If you’re a seasoned gardener, you’ll probably be heard telling people rain is good for the garden when they complain about it. But in recent weeks, we’ve had a lot more rainfall than average, and this can do a lot of damage to gardens. Here are some tips on how to protect your garden from […]

Things to Do in Your Garden Before You Jet Off On Holiday

So you’ve checked and double-checked that you have your tickets and passports, you’ve cancelled the newspapers and made sure your home is secure, but what about your garden? If your garden is your pride and joy, you don’t want to come back and find it full of dehydrated plants and weeds. To make sure all […]

What’s the Most Eco-Friendly Way to Barbecue Food?

Ah, the barbecue. The preserve of the meat lover. What is it about grilling meat on an open flame that makes it so delicious? The smell, the juices, the smoky flavour? Okay, now I’m hungry! But as you’ve probably figured out, burning fuel to cook your delicious food and releasing a lot of smoke into […]

How to Grow Herbs and Keep Them Healthy

Rather than the typical British way of seasoning food, namely ketchup, salt and pepper, using herbs can make all the difference to a dish. They can add lots of flavour and nutrients to your cooking, and there’s no need to get them from the supermarket, you can grow your home. Supermarket herbs are okay, but […]

7 Tips for a Perfect Barbecue

Did you enjoy a barbecue over the glorious Easter weekend? The warmer weather might have whetted your appetite for more al fresco dining and get togethers with friends and family, but how do you make your barbecues go with a bang? Spruce up your outside space If your garden is looking a little worse for […]

Why You Should Have a Summer House in your Garden

Admittedly, the Great British Weather may have been kind to us recently, but our summers are known for being changeable to say the least. We Brits tend to love our gardens and we love spending time in them, even though the weather conditions prevent us from doing so for a large part of the year; […]

Outdoor Essentials for a Garden Party

No, it’s not a mirage, it appears that spring has sprung and that means it’s time to start thinking about the arrival of those long summer days and balmy nights in the garden. Whether you’re having a BBQ or hosting a party, you might want to think about investing in some key pieces for your […]

How You Can Help Protect Forests and Woodland

The trees that surround us every day, in our woodlands and forests are under threat from climate change, land development, pollution, population growth and from tree diseases and pests. If we don’t act to protect them now, it’s bad news for the planet, and for us. The biggest threats to trees Pests and diseases Pests […]

Get your Greenhouse Ready for the Spring

Now is a good time to clean your greenhouse to get rid of any pests and diseases it’s harbouring before spring arrives. This time of year, it’s likely to contain far fewer plants than it does at other times of the year, and there’s not too much to do in the garden either, so you’ll […]

How to Help Birds Survive in the Winter

Just when we thought spring was on its way, winter has reared its ugly head again. As the UK braces itself against snow and ice, spare a thought for the wildlife, especially birds, that have to survive in severe weather conditions. In the winter, it’s a lot harder for them to find food for energy and […]

How to Set up an Easter Egg Hunt in Your Garden

It’s officially British springtime, and if you’re a keen gardener, you’re probably ready to get stuck into a season of new projects. But before you do, it’s Easter next weekend, so why not turn your garden into a place that’s full of fun for your children or grandchildren and have an Easter egg hunt? Craft […]

Ten of the most bizarre things found buried in gardens

There are always jobs to do in the garden, from trimming hedges and planting, to completely renovating to create more space or suit your taste. These ordinary jobs can sometimes prove life changing for some people, or at the very least provide a great story to tell at dinner parties. wheeliebinstorage.co.uk has researched some of […]