Gardens

Weatherproof artwork for your garden

Enjoy art outside with weatherproof artworks from insideout garden art. Perfect for dull garden walls or fences, a beautiful outside picture will cheer up your garden

When the rain comes...water plants with rainwater

When it comes to looking after plants, everyone knows they need sunlight and water. However, some people may not understand the vast benefits rainwater brings to plants. Although (in normal times) it's easy to water the garden using tap water, water from a tap is treated with chemicals that may stunt the growth of certain plants. Rainwater, on the other hand, doesn’t need to be treated before use, it can be used for in as well as outdoor plants, and it's free!  Here's short guide to rainwater and why it's excellent for your garden. So get rain dancing folks...

Wooden sheds remain top choice for garden storage

a wooden shed can be very eco friendly and sustainable. Sheds are perfect for storing garden equipment and can even be used as a room to work or exercise in. Make sure it's made from timber sourced from sustainable forests

Grow wild flowers for hedgehogs

Non-profit wildflower specialist Seedball has teamed up with People’s Trust for Endangered Species to develop a wildflower seed mix that will yield flowers with hedgehog appeal. It's easy to do your bit to develop hedgehog-friendly habitats by scattering Seedball's little clay balls over you garden. 

4 ways to spend more time outdoors in the comfort of your garden

Create a seating area
No matter the size of your garden, you should be able to create space to sit down and relax. After all, isn't that what gardens are for, to sit and admire the view? And if you're considering buying a new garden lounge set this summer, you need to consider two things.
    1. How big a seating area can you achieve? 
    2. How many people are you likely to be hosting in the garden?

Olive trees bring a touch of the Mediterranean to UK gardens

get a Mediterranean style garden by investing in some olive trees. With care and attention these plants can thrive in the UK. GARDENINg is an eco friendly activity but be sure not to use compost that contains peat

Turn your garden into a luxurious haven in 5 steps

Having an attractive outdoor space is a very desirable feature in a property, which is why gardens can add a lot of value to a house. However, while having a good-sized garden is great, it can become very off-putting if it’s not taken care of and is left to grow out of control. So while it may take a bit of time and money, turning your garden into a luxurious haven is well worth the effort. Here are five simple things you can do to achieve this.

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