Dove Cottage Garden

In June this year (2015) I moved from my four bedroomed, modern detached house, home for 16 years, to a three bedroomed cottage in a small village in Cheshire. I have dreamed for most of my adult life of a home in the countryside and after many false starts I finally managed to fulfil my dream. The new house is called Dove Cottage and is, in fact, a good, solid, three bedroomed house with small front and back gardens, there is […]

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Our Allotment

A photographic diary of the progress on our Allotment in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. August 2015 The 2015 Flower and Vegetable Show took place at the Allotments this weekend and we won nine first prizes and a second prize: July 2015 I can’t believe that it has been a year since my last post but we have been busy at the allotment. Last year’s harvests were not as good as we had hoped so once everything had been harvested Allan took […]


Why Your Garden Could Be Letting Your House Down

Along with nightmare neighbours, high crime levels and bad Ofsted reports for surrounding schools, another factor than can drastically affect the value of your property is the condition of your garden. There are many subtle ways that your outside space can affect a sale; here are just a few of them… Physical Attributes According to a recent survey, keeping a tidy garden can add as much as 20% to a property, while other research suggests that failing to do so […]

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Green at Home: The Benefits of Indoor Gardening

You don’t have to have access to an outdoor space to enjoy the benefits of gardening in your home. Indoor gardening is perfect if you live in the city or have limited or no outdoor space, as plants don’t need to take up much room and you might be surprised at what you can actually accommodate. Indoor gardening can also be a great alternative to growing plants outdoors during the winter months, allowing you to enjoy home-grown produce all year […]


Lawn Maintenance: Seasonal Cheat Sheet

Keeping your lawn looking good all year round can be hard work. To help you our friends at Heiton Buckley have produced a quick and simple guide to what to do when, follow this guide for a smooth, green lawn each and every year. Courtesy of: Heiton Buckley

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Christmas Composting Guide

Christmas is almost upon us, and it is a great opportunity to gather together lots of composting materials and get a head start on spring’s supply of compost. We generate huge amounts of waste at this time of year, and most of it can be composted. If you’re using the hot composting method, you can compost most cooked food — even your turkey carcass and leftover Christmas pud. However, you will need to break a carcass up into smaller pieces, […]