How to design my own garden

FAQ How to Design my own Garden? Designing your own garden can be a fun and rewarding experience.  If you’ve ever asked yourself  “how to design my own garden?” this article may help!   Whether you have a large or small outdoor space, there are a few key steps you can follow to create a beautiful and functional garden that you … Read More

February Pruning Jobs in the Garden

Now, before the birds start nesting, is the best time of year to clear your garden if it has become overgrown. It’s too easy to just live with what you have; think instead of the potential for what you garden might be like if it were to be cleared. This is a good month for pruning woody plants. Hardy shrubs … Read More

Sheena’s February Plant of the Month: Cornus mas  

yellow flowers against a blue sky

Also known as the Cornelian Cherry, Cornus mas is a deciduous shrub whose leaves turn a beautiful shade of red/purple in the autumn. It’s primarily grown for its small but very profuse clusters of yellow flowers on bare branches in late winter. It’s not a very large shrub, growing to about 3m, so keep pruning to a minimum. It’s a … Read More

Bee Friendly Garden Design

Bee friendly garden design ideas

A Natural Bee Friendly Garden Design A bee friendly garden design is not hard to create. According to the national wildlife trust, nature is in crisis. However, if you have a garden, there is much you can do to help the plight of bees. Private gardens cover an area bigger than all of Britain’s nature reserves combined, so they are … Read More

February Maintenance Jobs in Your Garden

green shoots coming up through the ground

This is a month of anticipation, now that there’s an appreciable difference in the daylight hours. As young green shoots begin to ready themselves for blooming later in the year there’s a feeling in the air that a new gardening season is about to start. If the wind is to the east at the beginning of this month, winter is … Read More