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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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Give Your Wooden Storage Units Some Maintenance

If you’re looking into buying a storage unit for your wheelie bins, garden tools, kids’ toys and everything else you don’t want cluttering up your lawn. 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 remember, it is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

How to Set up Easter Egg Hunts in Your Garden

Easter Egg Hunt

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 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: […]

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 […]

Keeping Your Garden Safe Over Winter

Winter garden

Keeping your garden safe and protected during the winter can be a hard task for any gardener. With the unpredictability of the British winter especially. It can be hard to know whether to prepare for snow, slight frost or just lots and lots of rain. One way to prevent your garden from dying completely during […]

The Gardeners Alphabet

Gardeners Alphabet

The garden can be a treasure trove of interesting species and features. To prove the fact, here’s a gardeners alphabet from A-Z of some of the things that might reside there; some quite common, others slightly more unusual. Gardeners Alphabet A-G A – Asparagus – A spring speciality and one of the delicacies of the […]

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 […]

Your English Garden Has True ‘Capabilities’

Recycling Bin Storage

What do you know about Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown? Well, the saying goes that ‘an Englishman’s home is his castle’ and one of the key ingredients of any home is its garden. If you’re ‘green-fingered’, this might consist of a myriad of beautiful flowers; tasty, organic vegetables; a well-designed compost heap; and a carefully tended lawn, […]

Wheelie Bins That Put Themselves Out: A Prank?

wheelie bin prank

Do you find yourselves arguing about who’s turn it is to put the wheelie bins out? It’s a chore that nobody likes to do. British inventor and YouTube extraordinaire Colin Furze has come up with a solution that the whole family is going to love… a remote-controlled wheelie bin! Made as a prank to fool […]