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Mistletoe Alternative

Have you ever tried growing mistletoe? Poor man’s mistletoe! – Have you bought any mistletoe this year? – Have you ever tried to grow mistletoe? –  If the answer is yes to the first and no to the second question it wouldn’t surprise me, because mistletoe is extremely difficult to grow. It is a parasite […]

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Choosing & Maintaining Your Christmas Tree

Fir things first! How do you keep a Christmas tree alive? >>FYI – a Christmas tree is a living plant and needs water!<< Read on to find out how to keep a cut Christmas tree alive and how to care for a potted or pot-grown Christmas tree. How to keep a cut Christmas tree alive […]

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GoTo4Gardening Shortlisted for GMG Website of the Year

Local business GoTo4Gardening has become North West’s number one gardening website and runner up for GMG Awards 2016! Shortlisted alongside gardening giants the RHS and Thomson&Morgan, GoTo4Gardening are proud to have been selected as Website of the Year runner up for the highly prestigious Garden Media Guild Awards 2016 at their annual sumptuous awards lunch […]

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Top Tips for Winter Garden Bird Feeders

Helping Our Garden Birds Over the Winter As the winter sets in the stocks of seedheads and berries are slowly depleting and the birds are craving for something to whet their appetite. It is well known that every winter many birds die of starvation and it can be easily be prevented by each householder doing […]

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Protect Your Potted Plants from Winter Damage

How to protect container plants from the winter weather Container growing is great, especially if you’ve not got a lot of open ground to use as your garden. But at this time of year all those plants in pots, whose roots are above soil level are at risk of winter damage. Adequate Winter Drainage The first […]

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Scottish Hops, Scottish beer!

A Wholly Scottish Beer   When someone mentions ‘hops’ to me, it always makes me think of warm summer afternoons in a country pub. My mind remembers summers drinking ‘Hophead’ and ‘Otter’ beers in the West Sussex village pub near my parents’ home. In contrast, where I live now in London you can hardly move […]

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