Gardening Guides

  1. A Guide to Feeding Plants in the Garden

    A Guide to Feeding Plants in the Garden

    It’s been a great growing season up to now with plenty of rain and a good dollop of sun. Soil and compost are getting tired and some are struggling to keep up with the demands of voracious root systems. Feeding time! 

    Plants in containers concern me most as you cannot get the natural interaction between soil organisms and roots required for the best healthy and sustainable growth. A little bit extra is needed. But even plants in natural soil can starve their surroundings, especially fast growing and active plants. 


    A man putting his hand in dry soil and a model of a monster plant called 'Audrey'

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  2. A Guide to Raised Beds and Garden Planters

    A Guide to Raised Beds and Garden Planters

    Get a Flying Start This Spring with Raised Beds and Planters

    As we welcome signs of spring, it's the favourite time of year for most gardeners. And it’s raised beds and containers that allow gardeners across the UK to get ahead of the game.

    Both can help with earlier sowing and planting and are easy to protect if any cold weather dares to head back. Get the best from your beds and pots by following a few guidelines.

    Raised Beds

    Raised beds are more easily managed than big wide borders. Weeding, watering, feeding and protecting your plants is far simpler when you are focusing on one area.

    When constructing your raised beds, it's a top tip to line them with empty compost sacks (folded inside out so the black part is showing into the bed). This will protect the wood from water damamged - especially if your planter is not pressure treated. 

    Remember to occassionaly check n

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  3. Using Trellis in The Garden

    Using Trellis in The Garden

    At this time of year, you could be forgiven for having a garden that’s looking a little dull and empty; and we’re still a few months away from having borders full of blooms again. So, what can be done to liven an outdoor space up a little bit? A new flower perhaps? A garden ornament? No, that just won’t do; what’s needed is some wooden trellis panels. Versatile, attractive and durable; trellis panels are a must have for any garden.

    Trellis as Garden Screens, Partitions or Boundaries

    Wooden trellis panels are superb alternatives to traditional fence panels, forming aesthetic garden boundaries and partitions. Though fence panels clearly define boundary lines or partition gardens, they won’t receive a second glance from visiting family and friends. On the other hand, garden trellis panels have a flair and style that is sure to impress. Plus, they don't block th

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  4. Summer Garden Guide: July Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: July Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: July Tasks

    Now that Summer is in full-swing your garden should be ready to relax in, but there are still many tasks that need to be done. Make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste by following our handy tips, from tying back rambling roses right through to getting your garden buildings look fantastic!

    Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable July edition
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  5. Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: June Tasks

    With the Summer season upon us, there is so much that you can do in your garden! From caring for spring-flowering plants, to making sure your fruit and veg are harvested on time, and even keeping an eye on those sneaky pests that always find their way in.

    Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable June edition
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  6. Summer Garden Guide: May Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: May Tasks

    Summer Garden Guide: May tasks

    With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’.

    May promises to bring with it some warmer days, warmer evenings, and hopefully a bit less rain! So now is the perfect time to finish getting your garden ready for summer by moving plants from greenhouses into the soil, and getting your houseplants in order.

    Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable May edition
    Summer Garden Guide May.pdf
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  7. Spring Garden Guide: April Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: April Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: April Tasks

    With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’.

    As daffodils start to bloom, you can dust off the gardening tools and turn your attention to the outdoors. This is the month for planting and pruning so follow our guide to discover what to sow, what to prune, and how to give your garden the TLC it needs after the long winter months.

    Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

    Download the printable April
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  8. Spring Garden Guide: March Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: March Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: March Tasks

    While spring may be on the way, there are still some flurries of snow coming in and the weather hasn’t really started to warm up that much just yet.

    With the weather as it is, gardens could be in for a bit of a shock this Spring and we might see less crops than usual, but don’t let that deter you.

    With our handy March gardening calendar, you can still do everything you need to do to make sure that your garden gets the best chance of a good Spring!

    Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to the fridge as a reminder to help you plan and prepare your garden for the coming year.

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  9. Spring Garden Guide: February Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: February Tasks

    Spring Garden Guide: February Tasks

    As the last of the Winter months roll by, now’s the time to planning and pruning the garden for Spring.

    From preparing soil beds and pruning hedges, to planning what to plant in your Summer garden, there’s some simple tasks you can do to get your garden back in the best shape after the colder months.

    Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to the fridge as a reminder to plan and navigate the tasks you need to do as your garden wakes up from Winter.

    Download the printable February edition below
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