A Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Using Top Soil

If you are just getting into gardening, there are a few things that you need to learn about, one of them being soil. There are different types of soil, and they are used for different purposes. In this blog, we will be looking at top soil and answering any questions […]

Dove Cottage Garden

Other photographs: Back Garden Front Garden In June 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 […]

Our Allotment

A photographic diary of the progress on our Allotment in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. August 2016 Yet another year had gone by without any entries about the allotment! The main reason for this is that we didn’t really change anything this year. We planted seed potatoes in black plastic bags to […]

Garden waste recycling and other uses for your wheelie bin

Wheelie bins made it much easier to manage house and garden waste when they were first introduced, but they have come to play an even more important role in household and garden waste recycling in the decades since. Their range of convenient sizes and ease of movement thanks to their […]

Want to rid your garden of pesky slugs?

Want to rid your garden of pesky slugs? ‘Citizen scientists’’ gardening experiment reveals any beer will do A nationwide experiment has revealed that the old myth of slugs being attracted to beer is in fact true, with lager and bitter proving to be the most effective drinks for successfully trapping […]

How to Choose the Right Pond Liner

When you’ve decided to put in a pond liner there are a couple of things to consider, how big does it need to be and what material is right for me? How big does your liner need to be? To work this out, you’ll need to measure the hole you’ve […]

The Right Greenhouse For You

A Greenhouse is an excellent investment for any keen gardener, making growing and maintaining a variety of plants easier throughout the year and provides shelter from adverse weather conditions such as frost, snow and heavy rain. All of which are far too common in the UK. If you are interested […]

Knotweed: A Property Menace

There has long been a real concern regarding the dangers of a British garden dweller, although it’s probably not what you would expect. While it hasn’t got sharp claws or long fangs, and isn’t going to attack you in the middle of the night, this devil-in-disguise can pose quite the […]

BBQ Cheat Sheet

With the warmer weather upon us, what better way to celebrate than to get out into the garden and throw a barbecue for your friends and family? It doesn’t get much better than getting everyone together, enjoying refreshing drinks and indulging in some alfresco dining. However, outdoor eating has its hazards – […]

Make Your Lawn Mower Like New Once Again

As the summer is now well and truly upon us, this means many gardeners will be looking to increase the amount of gardening they do. Caring for the lawn is an important step at this time of year, as the grass is growing more quickly than during the colder months […]