Category Archives: Gardening

Common Garden Bins Problems and Solutions 

Common Garden Problems

Your garden can be your own haven from the world. The setting for fun family barbecues. A place to luxuriate over your morning coffee. But it is not without its problems, especially when it comes to bins. Here are some of the most common garden problems and solutions. Problem: The Great British Weather We’re approaching […]

How to Keep Your Lawn Recycling Bin Free This Autumn 

Recycling Bin Storage

If you’ve spent the summer getting your lawn into good shape, you’ll want to keep it that way. However, with the autumn comes blustery winds that will blow your recycling onto your garden. Want to keep your lawn recycling free this autumn? Invest in some recycling bin storage. How to secure your recycling bins When it comes […]

Quarterly Autumn Gardening Update

Autumn Gardening

We’ve had the typical British Summer of storms and heatwaves, and it won’t be long before the nights are drawing in. If you’ve worked hard on your garden this summer, we’ve got news for you. Your hard work is only just beginning. Autumn gardening can be a challenge. Here’s our guide to the jobs you […]

How to Clean Your Decking 

How To Clean Your Decking

Decking can transform any garden but it does take a bit of maintenance. The main thing you need to do to keep your decking looking its best is to keep it clean. If yours is in need of some TLC, here’s our guide on how to clean your decking. When should you clean your decking? […]

Summer Staycation: Create A Garden Getaway

Summer Staycation

2021 promises to be the year of the Summer Staycation. If you intend to holiday at home this year, your garden could be the best place to do it. You won’t have to drive anywhere, you’ll save a fortune on hotels and parking and you can escape to your own piece of paradise every weekend. […]

Why Wheelie Bin Storage with a Planter is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Wheelie Bin with Planter

Do you look out of the window at your lovely garden only to have your view spoiled by your clunky wheelie bins? Do you wish your garden was the focus at BBQs and not your wheelies? In short, a wheelie bin store with planter might just be the answer to your prayers. In fact, we think wheelie […]

10 Ways To Make An Eco-Friendly Garden

eco friendly garden

With winters becoming wetter and longer and summers becoming hotter and shorter, we can be in no doubt that climate change is affecting everyday life in the UK. If you are concerned about climate change and its damaging effect on the environment. You can take steps like switching to renewable energy, lowering carbon footprint and […]

Summer Gardening Quarterly Update

Summer Quarterly Gardening Update

Whether your summer garden is a small haven or a larger landscaped space, it needs maintenance all year round. In the summer months, the warmer (and wetter) weather means that everything starts to grow and come alive. That means you need to stay on top of it.  But which jobs should be your priority? Here’s our guide […]

How To Grow Microgreens At Home

Microgreens

When it comes to superfoods, microgreens are hard to beat. However, buying them can be expensive. What many people don’t know is that growing these tiny shoots of goodness at home is relatively easy. Even without a greenhouse or fancy lighting equipment, you could harvest your first crop in as little as seven days. In […]

What is a summer garden MUST HAVE!

Wheelie Bin Cleaning

Long warm summer days and light nights make our thoughts turn to BBQs in the garden with friends. What better way to enjoy the warmer weather than enjoying a few cold beers or a glass of wine or two in your lovely outdoor space? But what if there’s something that’s making your garden look (and […]

Remember Remember: Your Garden Jobs for September

September Garden Jobs

In September, the weather tends to get a little cooler. Though sometimes there’s some late sunshine (fingers crossed). It’s also harvesting time along with other garden jobs. 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 […]

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

Environment

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. […]

Go Foraging in Your Own Garden

Have you ever been rambling through the woods and thought ‘If I had to survive out here, what would I eat?’ Nature is a great provider and you can start garden foraging all kinds of berries, herbs, flowers, and fungi that can be eaten. But before you go all Bear Grylls! Remember certain things can […]

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 keep 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 keep you cool […]

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 dangerous. 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 give your garden some […]

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 […]

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 BBQ

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? We have all the tips you need for a perfect BBQ. Spruce up your perfect […]

Why You Need a Summer House in your Garden

Summer House

Admittedly, the Great British Weather may have been kind to us recently. However, 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

Garden Party

No, it’s not a mirage. 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, there are a number of garden party essentials you will need! A table for food and […]

Get your Greenhouse Ready for the Spring

Spring Greenhouse

Spring is a good time to clean your greenhouse to get rid of any pests and diseases it’s harbouring before spring arrives. This spring, 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 have plenty […]

How to Help Birds Survive in the Winter

Birds in Winter

Winter has reared its ugly head again, birds often have the worst of it in winter. 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 […]