Month: September 2018

Flowering Plants For The Autumn Garden

Despite summer being nearly over, late summer and much of autumn can awaken interest and provide plenty of enjoyment before the curtain closes for winter. Two groups of plants can…

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Front Garden Planting

There‚Äôs no limit to what you can grow in your front garden, but here is a selection of plants that will thrive in most situations. All have been chosen because…

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How To Plant A Climber

Plants that grow up vertical surfaces are a great additional way to bring some greenery into your garden and to break up the harshness of walls and fences. Some climbers,…

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Paving your front garden – planning permission

When installing paving in your front garden chances are you will need to apply for planning permission. You will not need planning if a new or replacement driveway of any…

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Beneficial insects and bugs

Your garden is a place of many interlinked relationships. Some creatures help keep down damaging pests by eating them or even laying eggs inside them. Pollinating insects help boost your…

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Identifying Garden Pests

When bugs and insects start to devour your garden it can be a nightmare. All the hard work you have put into your outdoor space for it to be wrecked…

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How to: Plant a tree

Time required: 1 hour Level: Beginner Equipment needed: Tree in a container        Bucket       Watering can       Spade and fork       Stake…

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How to: Plant a shrub

Time required: 30 mins Level: Beginner Equipment needed: Shrub in a pot       Spade       Fork       Cane          Watering can  …

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How to: Trim your hedge

Time required: 1 hour approx (depending on hedge size) Level: Beginner  Equipment needed: Garden shears       Powered hedge trimmer        Secateurs       Rake or brush…

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How to: Plant bulbs in a pot

A cheerful container of Spring bulbs is an easy way to create a splash of colour. By layering bulbs as shown here, you will get colour from lots of different…

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