Gardens

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

If you lament the lack of birdsong in your garden, well, there's a lot you can do to make your garden appealing to birds

Should you have a garden that's big enough, it makes sense to put in a garden room if you need a home office, somewhere to put growing kids, sprightly grandparents or overnight guests, or you need a place to escape to. We're nearly in 2021 and sheds ain't what they used to be you know

Elizabeth Macgregor Nursery

This small cottage nursery in the Scottish borders has released its 2021 catalogue. Welcome news for gardeners everywhere!

Water features are lovely in gardens

Is your garden looking neglected? perhaps it's become overgrown and you don't know where to start, or it's so dull you seldom venture into it? Well having appealing outside space is good for our health while well-tended gardens can add a lot of value to a property. So don't throw your hands up in despair, follow these tips and your garden will be looking great again

..and not just for Christmas of course because poinsettias come in many other hues from cream to green to pink. But we tend to buy them as a yuletide tradition and rightly so because they are inject much needed colour at this time of year

This social enterprise is the answer to your frustration at what to buy for that difficult relative who disingenuously says they don't want anything for Christmas

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