Should you have a garden that's big enough, it makes sense to put in a garden room - it can be a home office, somewhere to put growing kids, sprightly grandparents or overnight guests, and, of course, a place to escape to. We're approaching 2024 and sheds ain't what they used to be you know

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!

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

Start collecting rainwater's a precious resource

We're experiencing drought conditions in many parts of the UK, but fingers crossed it will rain again in the not too distant future. And when it does, vow to collect as much as you can of this precious resource that falls from the sky so you can use it to water the plants in dry times

Garden sheds are best made from wood

Thinking about installing a shed in the garden? Despite a plethora or plastic and metal sheds coming onto the market, timber remains the material most of us prefer, because it's eco-friendly, weathers well and gains in character over time

Seedball for hedgehogs

Hedgehog populations have plummeted and Seedball wants us all to scatter some seeds to help reverse their precipitous decline in numbers

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? 

lots of plants in pots bring outside space to life

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