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 […]
I was genuinely shocked when I read this article in The Telegraph – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/30/women-garden-designers-smash-chelsea-flower-shows-grass-ceiling/ – written by Victoria Ward with the headline of “Women garden designers smash Chelsea Flower Show’s ‘grass ceiling’” – we’re in 2017 so this shouldn’t be unusual and making headlines. But sadly it is. Thankfully I’ve met some fabulous women in […]
Roses are the staple of a traditional English garden and are relatively simple to take care of. Firstly you need to choose the right plant for the right spot. They prefer to be in a sunny site with at least a few hours per day in moisture retentive soil, but always add some well-rotted […]