Spring Flowering Patio Display

Spalding Plant & Bulb Company have set a challenge to find the best Spring Flowering Bulb Display for the patio using just five types of flowering bulb. The display I have in mind would suit a large round patio tub or container at last 40cm deep and should be placed in full sun to enjoy during April and May. If you don’t have a round container the display would work in a square or oblong as long as you remember to plant the […]


Best Ingredients for Good Compost

Waste Not Want Not: The Best Ingredients for Your Compost Bin Gardening is not just the art of cultivating good plants but also of cultivating good soil. And the answer to good soil lies in compost: a rich source of nourishment made from home waste. 1.6 million households in the UK create their own compost in this way. And whilst it’s popular and an easy means to achieve good soil, there is a skill involved. To create a dark, crumbly, […]


Law of the Lawn

When it comes to gardening, it appears that many of us are worried that the garden is greener on the other side. When surveyed in 2015, over half of Britons admitted to looking over to their neighbour’s gardens to compare them to their own. 24% were so worried about the competition that they admitted to giving bad gardening advice to those living next door! To avoid you resorting to these sneaky tactics to keep your lawn at its best, gardening […]


The Cost of Gardening

Tending to our garden can come at a cost, especially if we’re keeping up with garden trends which are constantly changing! It’s estimated that over the course of a gardener’s lifetime, they’ll spend £30,000 on tending to their garden. A staggering amount by anyone’s standards, but just how does the amount break down? Gardening Express carried out a survey to find where this money was being distributed. £10,000 was being spent on plants and £9,000 on renewing old decking and […]


Gardening And Your Mental Health? 1

By now, you’ve probably heard about some of the basic advantages of gardening. Gardening on a consistent basis provides a great source of physical activity and exposure to nature. Additionally, consuming the produce you’ve grown in your garden nourishes your body, and is cost efficient. Alongside these fundamental reasons for maintaining a garden are some deeper and more surprising reasons. Research continues to support the notion that gardening can actually improve your mental health. Want to discover the specific, evidence-based ways […]