If you’ve been given a cacti or succulents houseplant as a gift and now wondering what to do with it, here are some top tips and advice by my friend and expert, Ian Thwaites who is the Chairman of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. The common linking characteristic of cacti and succulents is the […]
Spring and summer are traditional times to create containers full of seasonal bedding (annuals) to add colour to the garden, however, by using perennials, it can add more texture and interest. What is the difference between an annual and a perennial? An annual is grown from seed, blooms, produces seeds, and then dies all […]
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.
I get it, you walk into the ‘compost section’ of the local garden centre and you’re faced with a mountain of options – which one do you need and which one should you buy and which one is best for your plants? Here’s my handy guide to help you buy the right product for […]
You’ve decided you want to update your garden, so where do you start? You could ask a garden designer to create a plan for you, but you will need to guide them by saying what you like and don’t like so the designer can create the garden of your dreams. What if your budget […]
After a horrific year of heart-breaking news about terrorist attacks, fires and conflict around the world thankfully there have been some heroic acts of kindness that’s been featured on every TV show and newspaper, but I’ve been feeling helpless and frazzled by it all. Thankfully through my own personal traumas, or challenges as I […]