Artificial Grass for your Garden

Believe it or not, artificial grass has been around since the 1960’s! It’s widely acknowledged that an American man named David Chany, leading a team of researchers at the University College of Textiles in North Carolina, created the first notable synthetic turf. Since this time, the production techniques have moved […]

Three Fun Ideas For Your Spring Garden

2017 has only just begun, but spring will be here before we know it. For those who like to tend their own gardens, that means it’s about time to start planning, from cleaning up winter debris to plotting out areas for bulb planting. But because there’s only so much you […]

Four Must-see European Gardens

With its long history of horticulture, Europe features some of the world’s most spectacular formal gardens. No matter which corner of the continent you’re in, there’s a wealth of gardens to choose from — to help you pick the next one you’re going to visit, here’s our pick of four […]

How to Deter Squirrels in Your Garden and Protect the Birds

Are you feeding birds in your garden? It’s a great thing to do – birds are absolutely vital for our eco-system. They gobble up pests (meaning we don’t have to cover our lawns in harsh chemicals) and they even alert us when there are changes in our environment that need […]

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 […]

Review – Gtech Cordless Grass Trimmer

If you have been following my blog you will know that I moved into my current house in June 2015 inheriting two very over-grown gardens; you can following my progress here. My previous house had three large lawns so I employed a couple to mow and trim it once a […]

Plants in our Garden

Since 2011 I have kept a long running post detailing the plants in my garden in St. Helens. My new garden in Cheshire was very overgrown when I moved in so most of it was removed or pruned hard during autumn 2015. The progress of the “re-build” of the garden […]

Back Garden

These are photographs of progress made on the back garden each year from 2015.

Anyone for Cocktails?

Kettler has just launched their which is full of inspiration for turning your outdoor space into an extension of your home. Find out how to turn a summer house into a beautiful, useful living or entertainment space and then discover how to make the best use of it by hosting […]

National Gardens Scheme The Yellow Book

Monies raised from garden openings has enabled the National Gardens Scheme to donate over £2 million to its beneficiaries each year. More than £20 million has been donated to charity since the National Gardens Scheme began in 1927. The Yellow Book lists county by county the gardens that open for […]