Gardening in a Cold Climate

Knowing how to make the most of gardening in a cold climate can not only allow those who live in the coldest spots in Britain to enjoy fresh vegetables and lush green foliage, it also helps those of us who would like to spend more time with our plants over winter. After the autumn harvest […]

Vegetables for Border Beauty

Vegetables for Border Beauty I started planting vegetables in my flower borders when I had a tiny garden and wanted to maximise the space. However I now have a rather large acre with a substantial vegetable patch yet I still choose to integrate vegetables into the flower borders. Nothing beats the thrill of watching a […]

Britain’s least recognisable flowers celebrated in LEGO

Britain’s least recognisable flowers celebrated in LEGO With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, Homebase has tested the nation on its floral familiarity. From buttercup to bulrush the garden retailer has determined where the nation’s blossom blind spots are and has partnered with LEGO to recreate the four least recognisable flowers. The […]

How to Grow Your Own in a Small or Established Garden

Those in rented property often don’t have permission to dig up the lawn to create a vegetable patch, leaving them with no choice but to live with the flower borders and bushes of someone else’s landscaping dreams. However there are ways you can grow your own in amongst the buddleias and the heathers, giving an […]

The Best Shops for Gifts for Young Gardeners

We have put together a guide on buying gifts for young gardeners. Below are our favourite stores for finding the gift that will keep your loved ones big and small entertained in the great outdoors. The Eden Project The Eden Project has a wide range of gifts for those kids that love the great outdoors. […]

The Big Garden Makeover – Week 1

We’ve moved, from the Manor House to a farm and now we have a Herculean task on our hands but we’re not complaining! The farm is really a smallholding yet it is completely overgrown, which seems a shame as every job is fraught with bramble and nettle danger. Here’s a little look at it before […]