Blast from the Past: Design a Period Garden
People often talk about period homes when it comes to buildings. Properties that still resemble their original structure from when they were built and have been well-preserved are abundant in the UK. We have houses going back hundreds of years, and they can make charming homes, full of character. But what about a period garden? […]
8 Simple Ideas To Make Your Garden Look Bigger
Making the most of your space can be difficult if you’re one of the many people living in the urban jungle. High-rise buildings don’t leave you much room for outdoor enjoyment unless you are fortunate enough to have a rooftop garden, communal areas, or a balcony. You may feel disheartened with your gardening prospects […]
Love Gardening but Looking For a Challenge? Try This!
Part of the joy of gardening is the room to experiment with shapes, colours and textures. Watching something grow from seed to full bloom over the year, or year after year. Something that not many people experiment with is hydroponics. Now, while there are a few hydroponic systems that you can work with, the basic […]
Turn Your Garden Into A Space You’ll Actually Use!
After you’ve fixed up the interiors of your house and made it feel like home, you might be thinking that you’re all done. However, there’s probably something that you’re missing. Just outside the back door is the garden, looking a little sad or overgrown. It can be enough to put a dampener on any domestic […]
Beginners Guide To Laying A Patio
How To Lay Your Own Patio Imagine finishing work and relaxing at home on a fantastic new patio, enjoying the warm summer sun. Imagine lazy sunny afternoons, enjoying the delights of the garden with a glass of wine, while burgers sizzle on the barbecue. If you’ve not got a patio, or you have one […]
Beginners Guide to Seed Germination Success
Importance of Using the Correct Compost for Best Seed Germination Many an enthusiastic but inexperienced gardener will be put off from this wonderful hobby when the first seeds they sow do not germinate. In this article I will try to outline some common pitfalls when sowing seeds and how to avoid them. Start with Easy […]
Key Signs A Tree In Your Yard May Be Dangerous Or Need Removing
Trees are considered the shield and protection of a homeowner’s property. This masterpiece in your yard is comforting and beautiful and the idea of removing it from your landscape can be a tough decision. Picture this: you’re looking out of your bedroom window, and instead of watching your oak tree’s branches swaying in […]
Wave Goodbye to Box Blight!
Start Planting Buxus Again – The Long Awaited Cure for the Dreaded Box Blight is Here Once a beautiful feature in many UK gardens, whether used as a low dividing hedge, styled into topiary shapes or simply as a feature bush; box bush declined due to the box bush fungus cylindrocladium buxicola which decimated buxus plants […]
How To Drain A Waterlogged Lawn
Waterlogging occurs when water sits on the surface of the soil. It will either drain very slowly or not at all. The type of ground is a factor and some are more susceptible than others. This includes ground that has been poorly compacted and dense clay soils. This type of ground often remains wet […]
Growing Berries February – Februberry ‘18
Soft berries are the mainstay of the allotment outline, either a few bushes dotted around the corners, or a long row used as a dividing hedge made up of various berry bearing bushes. Fresh soft berries do not keep well in transit and they are time consuming to pick leaving little profit for the commercial gardener. Supermarkets […]