The Magic of Gardening Competition Winners

Ali Patel’s ’My Sister and Our Giant Allotment Pumpkin‘Our Magic of Gardening photography competition has closed and our winners have been announced. Since May we have received some truly inspiring pieces from some extremely talented photographers; you certainly didn’t make it easy for our panel of judges. Overall there were 39 regional winners, hand selected by British gardening writer, Peter Seabrook and TV presenter, Christine…Read More

Mad About Chickens

As the trend of becoming self sufficient increases, many are taking up the spade and fork to grow vegetables and fruit Why not take a step further and raise a few chickens? The benefits you’ll receive are unparalleled to anything else; free range and organic eggs to feast on at breakfast, organic poultry (if you choose), a healthier diet and free lessons to children, not…Read More

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Now that autumn upon us, it’s time to start your spring flowering bulb list. If you want your garden to bloom into a colourful, peaceful and beautiful sanctuary in the spring, plant your bulbs from October to December. Many bulbs have a very long dormant period and need this time to settle and grow, requiring very little attention. With most bulbs needing this long period…Read More

The Benefits of a Sedum Roof

An example of a sedum roofSedum roofs, also known as living or green roofs, use plant life instead of traditional roofing materials and can be installed on flat or gently pitched roofs. The benefits of a Sedum roof are aplenty not only for its appearance, but also because it can encourage biodiversity in an area, helps to alleviate flooding and much more. One of the…Read More

Finding Inspiration for your Garden

An inspirational gardenYou have the idea to begin growing your ideal garden or you want to start from scratch and redesign the existing back yard, yet ideas are not flowing as freely as you’d hoped. Planning can be daunting, but with our help and advice we hope you’ll be well away and left itching to get outside. If yours is a new garden you want…Read More