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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Ten weird things found buried in gardens

There are always jobs to do in the garden. From trimming hedges and planting, to completely renovating, or creating more space or suit your taste. These ordinary jobs can sometimes prove life-changing for some people. Or at the very least provide a weird story to tell at dinner parties. Especially with these garden finds! We […]

Grow Your Own Christmas Dinner

christmas veg

Many of us wouldn’t think of looking any further than Tesco for our Christmas dinner meat, veg and all the trimmings, but by far the best way to get the freshest produce is to grow your own. Why not make a resolution to make your Christmas dinner full of homegrown produce next year? Here’s how: […]

Bored with Your Garden Shed? Here’s Some Inspiration!

funny sheds

Who doesn’t love some garden inspiration or even a modern and stylish wheelie bin storage shed? It can really add to the look of your garden, it’s a great storage solution for garden equipment and tools, and much more. But as well as making your garden clutter-free, a shed can become something spectacular. People are […]

Top 10 Tips for Sustainable Gardening

sustainable gardening

Gardening is good for your physical and mental health, but did you realise that many things you might use in your garden are bad for the environment. Like weed killers, pesticides, and artificial fertilisers to name just a few? We explore how you can make your gardening more sustainable. What is sustainable gardening? Nature actually […]

Would You Be Able to Identify Poisonous Plants?

poisonous plants

Even if you’re a keen gardener, you might not be aware of exactly which species of plants can actually be harmful or poisonous to humans. These plants are an important part of our ecosystem and many are a food source for insects and birds. They contain substances they need for their own survival which sometimes […]

Ten Tips For Decluttering Your Garden

Decluttering garden tips

Tips for decluttering your garden are here! Whether you have green fingers or can barely stand to be outside in your garden. There’s no denying that keeping on top of it is important for helping to keep your home looking tidy. It can be hard to know where to start or how to start decluttering […]

Garden Pests that thrive on Rubbish

Garden Pests

There are so many garden pests that thrive on rubbish. The garden is an integral part of an Englishman’s home, providing opportunities for leisure, fresh air and connecting with nature. However, as the gateway to the outside world, it also has the potential to become a dangerous place if not correctly managed. That’s because there […]

A Brief History of the English Garden

The garden truly is an integral part of an Englishman’s home. Whatever its size or makeup, it allows us an immediate opportunity to connect with nature, bask in the sun and take in some fresh air. It provides a useful social platform too. It’s a place to enjoy a cool drink with friends, tuck into […]