Gardening Projects


A Quick and Easy Way to Clean your Greenhouse

I think most people will agree that cleaning a greenhouse is not a very nice job but it does need to be done regularly to ensure good light levels. The first time I cleaned our greenhouse at the allotment I did it by hand with a bucket of water and a few cloths using Jeyes Fluid, what a mistake, everything, including my clothes smelt of Jeyes Fluid for weeks! The following year I decided to try using a patio cleaner, […]


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 […]


Health Effects of Gardening Explored in Uni’s Motion Capture Lab

The design of gardening tools and their effect on the physical health of gardeners were explored by Coventry University and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) this week as part of a joint study the two organisations are carrying out. Professional and amateur gardeners of all ages visited the University’s state of the art motion capture lab on Wednesday, where experts in the School of Art and Design monitored them performing activities such as digging, pruning and mowing.. Coventry’s 12-camera motion […]