Get yourself along to this year’s festival – its theme this year is inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851 where Malvern water flowed through the magnificent crystal ‘Schweppes Fountain’, the centerpiece of the opening ceremony. There are some stunning gardens and floral exhibits along with a fabulous food hall and plenty of shopping – […]
I remember it vividly, it was the 4th of May 2016 and I was watering my show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Alan Titchmarsh was walking hurriedly past me with James Alexander-Sinclair, a fellow TV garden designer and (as I had found out the day before) one of the show garden judges. […]
Gardening for bees Living in a rural area it’s easy to take for granted our butterflies & bees and other flying insects. However, I was surprised to learn that urban areas are better for bees because of the greater number of nectar-filled flowers available to them from amenity planting, window boxes, hanging baskets, and tubs. […]
Dog friendly gardens The most popular individual pet owned in the UK is the dog, with 24 percent of people owning one. So, trying to create a garden suitable for dogs and their hoomans to enjoy together can be tricky. Here are some ideas on how to create a pretty garden easily. Layout If […]
If your garden is looking a bit brown and boring you can easily add some colour with some fabulous spring bulbs, flowers and evergreen shrubs and here’s how you can create a pretty pot.
Firstly, a visit to the local garden centre is a must, so you can select some fabulous healthy plants – there are plenty to choose from. Ideally get a mixture of ‘in the green’ bulbs, cheery bedding plants, an evergreen leafy shrub and a trailing plant such as an ivy.
Why buy a ready-made garden border kit? You’ve been thinking about sorting the garden out – it’s a blank canvas, easy, just pop to the garden centre and pick up some plants. What’s so difficult about that? I was in the same situation a few years back. I was working full time and moved into […]