Gardens

  • Insideout Garden Art

    If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ. So if you look out on an empty wall or fence, turn it into a gallery space!

  • Danish eco start-up Sprout has taken window sill food cultivation up a notch with their plant a pencil and watch it grow...basil, tomatoes, parsley, micro greens, whatever takes your fancy

  • Grow fruit and veg at home in containers

    However large or small your outside space, use it to benefit you and the environment

Recycled plastic rug from nanimarquina

It's still a bit chilly but let's hope May brings some warmth. In which case it'll be time to spruce up the deck or patio with outdoor rugs made from recycled polyester or plastic - they're great for impromptu picnics and summer gatherings, as well as for sunbathing on. And even a deluge of rain won't hurt them...

Buy flowers or grow your own..whichever, they'll cheer you up

Lots of us are buying flowers fairly regularly because well..they look lovely and cheer us up. But they are an expense, so if you've got room, start growing flowers in your garden. And to avoid the annoyance of them wilting in a few days, gardening company J Parker has some maintenance tips.

Keep your outside space in good shape by doing a little but often

Insideout Garden Art

If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ. So if you look out on an empty wall or fence, turn it into a gallery space!

outside seating is a must for the garden

The promise of warmer weather means we can look forward to enjoying time in the garden after a winter of being cooped up. And even if we have only a tiny outside space, we can make it appealing with a few simple steps

With a bit of care you can grow olive trees in the UK

Our summers are getting hotter it must be said..which may spur you into wanting some olive trees for your garden or deck. Ah but won't they just die given the UK's still unpredictable climate? 

Collapsible and moveable compost bag from Wilko

Don't have a large garden and certainly not one with space for a compost heap? Well this nifty bag gets round the problem

cob houses date back thousands of years

Need a garden office or a place for your teenagers to hang out? Build your own using the ancient cob technique..it's apparently not that hard to do!

lots of plants in pots bring outside space to life

Any outside space can be improved with colourful pretty plants in pots....so take a leaf out of our Mediterranean friends' book

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