Are Evergreen Plants Really Ever-Green?
Evergreen Shrubs in the Garden Evergreen plants get a mixed bag of comments, many people look at them as the lazy gardeners’ method of creating a garden without working and they don’t belong in a ‘real’ garden. Some people feel they are so architectural you might as well put an artificial plant in their place. […]
Growing the Beautiful Dicentra Spectabilis – Dutchman’s Breeches!
Dicentra Spectabilis is a flower that I love to cut every year. It is worth having a garden just alone for this beautiful flower . Due to its delicate constitution it is practically impossible find it in the shops as a cut flower, yet it will grow easily in any garden and it will last […]
Best Hosepipes 2017 – Buyers Guide
Isn’t a hosepipe just a hosepipe? – No! If you are a keen gardener with more than the smallest of ‘postage stamp’ gardens, you will at some stage need to buy a hosepipe. So you settle down and have a bit of a Google to find a great price. Uh oh! Who knew there was […]
Best Electric Lawnmowers 2018 – Buyers Guide
If you have a lawn, you will need to buy a lawnmower, unless you have a gardener or a friendly neighbour who will lend you their lawnmower Here is a comparison table showing the most popular electric lawnmowers currently being sold on Amazon in the UK. Click here if you want to read our “Electric […]
Best Petrol Lawnmowers 2018 – Buyers Guide and Reviews
Gone are the days of borrowing your neighbour’s push-along lawnmower (thank goodness!) Now is the time for powerful petrol lawnmowers that are capable of precision mowing at a whole new level. If you want a stunning lawn today, you need a petrol lawnmower! But which one to buy? This comparison table shows the 10 most […]
Best Secateurs for Pruning 2017 – Buyers Guide
Ever tried gardening without a pair of secateurs? Impossible, hey?! So I think we’re agreed that you need a decent pair of secateurs, but how to go about choosing the pair that is right for you; there are some many out there! Below is a table comparing popular secateurs for sale on Amazon at the […]
Garden Zones – Rooms in Your Garden
Some people have ‘garden rooms’, this season it’s all about ‘rooms’ in your garden! There is nothing I enjoy more than relaxing in my garden with a few friends and a few drinks(!), and with summer on its way, I’ve been thinking more and more about how I can create zones in my garden to […]
Flower of the week from YOUR garden to YOUR table: 16th – 23rd April 2017.
This week I am going green. Many bushes like edible currant bushes are now in flower with green flowers, the flowers are totally inconspicuous and only our good friends the bees and the flies notice them as they come for their supply of nectar whilst going about their important business of pollinating the fruit for […]
How To Care For My Lawn In Spring
Spring Lawn care Once the frosts have stopped, your lawn will start to come into its own and you must get to work if you are to have a beautiful lawn this season. Regular maintenance is key. Lawn care jobs that need doing now Mowing Hopefully it is fairly obvious that if you have a […]
Flower of the week from YOUR garden to YOUR table: 3rd – 9th April 2017.
The hyacinths that I planted in the autumn are blooming profusely in my garden, but unless well looked after over the winter it is unlikely that they will bloom well next year. As an alternative I thought of the Hyacinth look alike – the Bergenia – which is a strong perennial blooming every year even […]