Garden Tips and Ideas

Vegetable Seeds You Can Start Sowing Now

Vegetable seeds you can start sowing now Now that the weather has turned mild our attention has turned to thinking about vegetable seeds you can start sowing now. Why bother? Well, because growing your own vegetables from seed is a deeply satisfying activity for all abilities and ages. In addition, most gardeners cite the superior flavour and freshness of garden vegetables over ones shipped from afar. Growing your own is better for the environment, and good for your health and quality of life. Above all, [...]


Dahlias - not just for your granny! Dahlias are back! They add magnificent splashes of colour to your balcony or garden and are also fabulous as cut flowers. So in the last few years they’ve revived as popular summer flowers instead of being thought of as old hat. They bloom from midsummer and can go on until the end of November. Tall and elegant, or small and a bit more retiring, they wow us with their vibrant colours. These range [...]

Fragrant Bulbs

Fragrant bulbs to heal your life Scents can boost your happiness, reduce stress, and help you sleep. They can also increase your self-confidence and improve your mental performance (thus enhancing your professional Zoom prowess). Our sense of smell has a direct pathway to the parts of our brains associated with memory, mood and emotions. It’s all a bit subjective of course, but ‘good’ smells stimulate the release of those feel-good hormones, dopamine and serotonin. The natural smells of plants also [...]