February 5, 2014
Blueberries - a modern day 'Super Food'
Fancy gorwing your own Blueberries? Then now is the ideal time to get started. Blueberries are an easy to grow soft fruit and a versatile shrub that can add both practical and ornamental interest to the garden.
Being high in antioxidants and Vitamin C, they have quickly become one of our recommended Super Foods. The sweet taste makes them very easy to eat and they are great for many uses in the kitchen as well.
November 28, 2013
Making the most of winter in the garden
It may be getting colder, quickly but that doesn't mean the season should be a complete write-off. There is still plenty to add colour to the garden and still many gardening jobs to keep you active outdoors in December.
Have a look now and see some of our favourite winter flowering plants and shrubs, with some top jobs that need to be done now.
November 14, 2013
Peonies - Bold, beautiful and easy to grow
Peonies really are a must have perennial garden plant. The enormous and gorgeous blooms are a real sight when in flower and they are so versatile that they can be grown almost anywhere.
Our easy to follow steps on planting will help make the process easy to follow, and we have suggested a couple of our own personal favourite varieties to get you started.
November 7, 2013
Shade loving plants and bulbs for the garden
If you find that your garden has limited access to natural light then fear not, there are still many plants available for growing in partial or even fullys shaded areas.
Creating your own border when light is restricted can actually be an easy process and doesn't differ too much from planning a sunny border. Have a look now at some of our suggested plants and bulbs, all suitable for planting now in preparation for flowering next year.
October 14, 2013
The when and how to prune trees and shrubs
Ask most gardeners to name the task that fills them most with dread and fear, and pruning will almost certainly come to mind. This doesn’t of course need to be the case. With a little planning and preparation in advance then we can easily maintain the long term health and vibrancy of the garden. Most pruning is a simple do it yourself job.
Have a look here for some advise on pruning the most common types of garden shrubs and trees.
September 30, 2013
Naturalising Bulbs for a strong spring display
Bulbs for naturalising are a great way of adding colour to areas which normally wouldn't have much in springtime. We have identified our top 10 bulbs to give a try, planting now in readiness for next spring.
A superb way of creating large displays at low costs, naturalising bulbs are excellent value for money if you have the space available.
September 18, 2013
Our favourite autumn flowering perennials
Autumn is one of my favourite seasons of the whole year, it is a time when the garden can still be very much in colour.
We now have a look at some of our favourite autumn perennial plants, a great way to extend the flowering season past the traditional summer months.
August 15, 2013
Community gardening projects are on the rise
What could be a better idea than coming together as a group (no matter how large or small) to explore and develop a shared love for gardening. Community gardening has been around for a good number of years now but it is increasing in popularity year on year.
Have a look here and see why the need to get involved is increasing and some great projects that may be of interest.
July 12, 2013
Ornamental plants and shrubs for a tranquil garden
Ornamental plants and shrubs are becoming increasingly popular in the British garden and their inclusion, even on a small scale will help bring balance and beauty.
A wonderful way to add a touch of exotic and tranquil feel to the garden, they represent great value for money in relation to the years of pleasure they bring.
June 18, 2013
Some simple ways to create an eco-friendly garden
With economic difficulties over the past few years and with an increased attention given to environmental issues (both domestically and around the world) now is a great time to take stock and evaluate exactly how environmentally friendly (eco-friendly) our gardens actually are. Here are some small, simple to implement and relatively low cost techniques which can easily be increade the overall eco-friendliness of the garden.
May 23, 2013
Spring in the garden - a colourful but busy period
You only need to have a stroll around to appreciate the beauty of this wonderful season. Many various plants and shrubs are now in full colour and look great as the garden is begining to take shape. It also is an essential time to get busy, shake off the dust from a cold winter and put preperations into full swing for the summer ahead.
May 3, 2013
Creating your own perennial border
The introduction of herbaceous border plants to the garden will improve overall visual appearance as well as adding many practical benefits such as attracting bees, butterflies, will help with to limit weed growth and can even act as a natural screen or barrier.
Have a look now for some tips and ideas, and our recommended top five perennial plants to try.
April 8, 2013
Lilies - The perfect summer pot plant
Lilies, or to give them their true botanic name of Lilium, are an extremely popular herbaceous perennial which are grown for their colourful, showy and large flowers. These wonderfully prominent blooms come in a huge range of colours and in a number of different varieties, shapes and sizes.
March 5, 2013
Grow your own apples - simple and practical
With an increase of interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables across Britain, there really has never been a better time for you to get on board.
It's simpe, practical and can be great fun. Have a look online now, to see how to plant apple trees, how to care for them and our recommended varieties to try.
January 24, 2013
Summer flowering Petunia and Surfinia plants
A popular choice for growing through the summer, Petunia and Surfinia plants are versatile enough to be grown in pots, containers, baskets and window boxes.
The choice available is large enough to have something for everyone, all guaranteed to brighten up any garden this year.
January 11, 2013
Growing Dahlias for a splash of summer colour
Growing Dahlias for the summer garden is a very easy process and one which will provide endless ammounts of flowers right up untill the very first frosts appear.
Have a look at how you can grow them now in pots, ready for a burst of colour once the summer arrives.
January 9, 2013
Vibrant and colourful summer trailing plants
A great way of adding colour to the summer garden and to maximise all space available is to create your own window box or hanging basket displays.
The choice available is huge and the adaptability of summer plug plants, at very low costs make them the ideal choice.
December 11, 2012
Summer Bedding Plants - Geraniums
With the right choice of plants that compliment each other perfectly, you can easily create a colourful and enjoyable summer garden. Have a look to see the role that Geraniums (Pelargoniums) can play.
November 12, 2012
Shift the flowering indoors this winter
Late autumn and early winter is a great time to start potting up your indoor flowering bulbs in anticipation of winter fragrance and beauty inside. Have a read now to see what to grow indoors this winter and how to pot them up.
October 16, 2012
Autumn - A soft transition from summer to winter
It is tempting to neglect this wonderful time of the year, particularly as we have had a limited summer. However, a nice relaxing day in the garden now can help remind us of the joy to be had from now until the arrival of winter and with the right selection of plants the autumn garden can deliver weeks of pleasure.
September 18, 2012
Gardening when space is at a premium
Limited space doesn’t mean gardening is not possible, and if anything this can help spark creative ideas and imagination amongst us all.
There are a number of key areas which you can develop to maximise all the space you have available to you.
August 31, 2012
Bedding Plants - Make the most of winter/spring
When summer flowering comes to an end there is no need to despair. Working with our award winning maxi plugs will provide you with the perfect opportunity to keep your garden in show throughout the winter and well into spring.
August 20, 2012
Making water the focal point of the garden
One of the most exciting and creative ways to add character to your garden is the introduction of a water feature or a garden pond. It is a very challenging project but one which can create a real sense of achievement on completion and years of simple enjoyment.
July 26, 2012
Create the perfect bee friendly garden
July 19, 2012
For the love of Daffodils
May 15, 2012
Apple Pollination Guide
May 15, 2012
Pear Pollination Guide
March 20, 2012
Grow Your Own Certified Seed Potatoes
January 24, 2012
January 19, 2012