No Dig Gardening – whats it all about?

No Dig Gardening   what’s all the fuss with this “new” approach to gardening? It seems to be one of those that has been around for a while but has just arrived for us home gardeners. Article Here – Gardener’s world Basically it’s a way of improving soil without digging in compost or fertilisers, you […]

Small Budget Gardening – Top Tips

Want to get started gardening with little to no budget? Take them handy tips and tricks to get you started and put your garden inspiration and ides into action. Can you reuse or recycle any home or garden items? Pots, plants, decorations can be give a new lease of life with a quick wash and […]

Garden Incentives a Part of the Future of Gardening?

Professor Ross Cameron, said: “Gardens account for a third of all our urban areas and are vital spaces in terms of keeping our buildings and city environments cool in summer, absorbing rain to avoid flash flooding and providing an important refuge for wildlife.” He suggested gardeners with a home full of plants should receive financial […]

Look after your local wildlife

The autumn garden jobs will soon reduce and you will be getting your garden ready for its dormant period during winter. Its during this period that some local wildlife might decide to make a home with you for their winter rest. Hedgehogs, bats and dormice hibernate but any other animals will also need places to […]

Helping local wildlife in autumn/winter

As the days get darker earlier and the temperature drops drawing the year to a close your garden wildlife might need a little helping hand. Some animals like hedgehogs hibernate, if you see any little ones out and about it might be a good idea to contact a local wildlife charity for advice. Local to […]

Conkers – Who knew? Natures soap!

who knew? They’re natures soap! Those shiny brown game playing seeds are all the rage in autumn. Kids and adults alike scouring the ground for the fallen bounty. You will no doubt find the floor littered with the spiky green husks left after the foragers have left. Conkers are horse chestnut tree seeds and have […]

Autumn Hunt with the Kids

Why not get those wellies on and go for a weekend or evening scavenger hunt with the kids? Grandkids? Or even big kids! You could have a competition who sees all the items first? Or split up the hunt so that everybody has something to look for. In autumn there is so much to see […]

Common garden pests

Green fly and Black fly – Aphids are 5mm green or black in colour. They can be found on new growth and the underside of leaves. They eat the sap of the plant and slow the growth. Easiest way to get rid of them is to knock them off the plant and squash them. Lily […]

Protecting newly Planted seedlings

Now is the time to put those seedings into the garden. After weeks caring for them indoors you want them to do their best when in the garden. After hardening off the seedlings, another period of vigilance is needed. Seedlings are at risk from pests, diseases, sun, and wind damage. If you have an outdoor […]

OCTOBER – Half Term Fun

Autumn Nature Hunt Half term fun with your kids, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, dogs the list is endless. Lets get out and about in you local area. Keep the kids occupied with an autumn treasure hunt. Its easy to think of the items to find, leaves, seeds, stones, pinecones, twigs, birds, acorns, flowers etc etc […]