Gardens

Peony Red Charm

Nurseryman Alec White of Befordshire’s Primrose Hall Nursery urges us to fill our gardens with peonies, that most lushly petalled beauty

Poinsettias are perfect for Christmas colour

..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

 

birds benefit from food from us in winter

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is urging everyone to keep an eye out for their fine friends with feathers as the weather turns colder 

Stop Digging ground screws are great for small building projects

For small projects such as garden rooms, is it time to embrace the ground screw over concrete for the all important foundations?

Dvelas

Take an old sail and turn it into fabulous contemporary outdoor furniture. It's recycling, it's upcycling, it's environmentally sound..yet, perhaps surprisingly, products aren't that easy to find

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

Harry Villiers, of furniture making brothers Villiers Brothers, took some steel, wood and glass and built an enviable bolt-hole in his Essex garden

Trex Decking is eco friendly

In the US it's become a generic term for decking, though Trex isn't quite so well known on our side of the pond. Yet. But it's wooing us Europeans with its new Trex Contour decking, which is super eco, super hardwearing and super smart

Make a memory garden

Dealing with loss is one of the hardest things we have to go through in life. Allowing ourselves time to remember and cherish the memories of loved ones is crucial to the healing process

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