Tag - garden

The Ultimate Bulb Planting Guide (and How to Deter Those Pesky Squirrels)

Pre-planting tip Buy bulbs from reputable garden centres (ahem) this October for the best choice and remember to plant October for daffodils and in November for tulips. Design tip Choose two colours, then select several different bulb types and varieties of just these two colours. The limited colour pallet will give your display a sense of calm and unity, but the many varieties of bulb will create interest. Preparation of soil Most hardy bulbs originate from the Mediterranean, where they enjoy warm, [...]

Caucasian Garden Designer Choosing Right Plants For His Garden Project.

How to Prepare Your Garden Before Going on Holiday

Summer holidays are often the highlight of the year, but jetting off to sunnier climes loses some of its sparkle when you have to leave your beloved veg plot to wilt at home. If there’s no one to take care of jobs like watering and pest control while you’re away, failing to prepare your garden can see you returning to find your prize marrows have become a slug’s dinner. This doesn’t have to be the case, however, and with the [...]

What a busy day. Radiant senior man wearing garden gloves and rubber boots sitting on the grass while relaxing with his son and grandchild digging on the background

7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Recycle Materials in the Garden

Many gardeners know their garden has a positive impact on the environment and look for ways to make it even more eco-friendly. Whether you just try to reduce your pesticide use or go fully self-sufficient, there are tonnes of ways you can make your garden a bit more planet friendly. One simple and easy way to do this is to recycle materials by repurposing them in your garden. There are plenty of things, from yoghurt pots to pairs of [...]