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 […]

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 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 […]

How You Can Help Protect Forests

Protect forests

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

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 […]

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendly Home

Having an eco-friendly home doesn’t have to be expensive. You might think you have to build one from scratch out of recycled timber and glass-like something on Grand Designs. But the truth is, just making a few small tweaks can really reduce your carbon footprint and save you money. Here are our top tips on […]

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: […]

Turn Your Shed into Santa’s Grotto

Santa Grotto

Who says that Christmas decorations are limited to your home? Why not give the kids a Christmas they’ll never forget and transform your trusty shed into Santa’s Grotto? How to turn your shed into Santa’s grotto Clear the shed Most people’s sheds are full of tools, gardening equipment, and everything but the kitchen sink! Clear […]

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 of the Most Sought After 20th Century First Edition Books

sought after books

Rare first edition books are like well-kept vintage cars. Restored to perfection in all their glory, almost begging for ownership by a collector. Great books are, after all, a life-long investment into endless hours of intellectual pleasure and unforgettable memories. Keeping the tradition alive, here are our top 10 picks of the most valuable and […]