Wildlife Garden Design Ideas

Wildlife Garden Design Ideas for the UK It’s easy to forget how important our gardens are to the country’s overall green space. In fact, private gardens cover more ground than all of Britain’s nature reserves combined! That means they play a vital role in supporting biodiversity – and we can all do our bit to help. Here are some ideas … Read More

Money-Saving Tips for your January Garden

plants sitting on coins

If you enjoy raising plants from seed, you can begin sowing them by the end of this month. Provided they are kept in a sunny, frost-free environment they will get off to a flying start. No matter how long you’ve been gardening, raising your own plants from seed is very satisfying. To get seeds such as tomatoes and tender bedding … Read More

Where to See Snowdrops

If you live in or near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and want to know where to see snowdrops; for a stunning display, visit the gardens at Colesbourne Park.  Described by Country Life as ‘England’s greatest snowdrop garden’ admire snowdrops en masse this is the place to head to this winter. The collection of snowdrops at Colesbourne Park was started in the … Read More

How to Attract Bumblebees in the Garden

a pink flower with a bee on it and some yellow flowers

How to Attract (And Keep) Bumblebees in the Garden Spring is a great time to begin to learn how to attract bumblebees in the garden. Bumblebees are incredible pollinators and can help your plants grow healthy and vibrant flowers. Attracting and keeping bumblebee populations in your garden requires some effort on your part, but it’s well worth the work for … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month for January: Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’

Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’

Unlike most heathers, Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’ is an attractive, slightly trailing, evergreen shrub that will tolerate some alkaline in the soil, so if you love the look of heathers but don’t have an acid soil, this plant makes a good choice. The ideal situation for heathers is in a rock garden, where the soil is free draining. They will … Read More

Garden Design Ideas – Inside Out.

How to design a garden with good views When looking for inspiration and gathering garden design ideas, consider the view from the window. It may sound obvious but a garden is there to be enjoyed all year round and we mostly look out at the garden from the house. Even dishwashing can be appealing while watching the changing seasons through … Read More