Battling with Bugs in your Garden

Our friends at Compost Direct have compiled another must-read article, this time it is about dealing with those pesky insects which can leave us gardeners extremely frustrated. Here are the top 10 most common pests in our gardens and greenhouses (according to the RHS):

Gardening Hotspots

Compost Direct has compiled research about UK gardening hotspots, highlighting the UK locations that avoid the worst of the weather and offer greater opportunities for green-fingered gardeners including statistics on rainfall and sunshine. Take a look below:

Gardening Shoes – Boring?

So …. it has just started to rain and you realise you’ve left the cushions out on the garden chairs, you rush out across the lawn then you remember you’re still wearing your slippers! When you’ve done this several time you will begin to leave a pair of shoes by the back door to change into, but to be practical they need to be waterproof and easy to slip into when you’re in a hurry, which means buying gardening shoes […]

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 on significantly and artificial grass can now be manufactured in such a way that today makes it affordable to residential homeowners and families, not just sports clubs and education institutions. […]

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 can actually do outside before the weather warms up, now is as good a time as any to do some brainstorming about fun new ways to enhance – rather than […]

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 must-see European gardens. Kew Gardens, London, UK Image — Licence London’s Royal Botanical Gardens, also known as Kew Gardens, features more than 30,000 different species of plants across its 300 […]

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 addressing. However, in a bid to help our feathered friends, many of us accidentally assist a group of invaders with bushy tails, little claws and sharp teeth: squirrels! Avid bird […]