Autumn in the Garden

Autumn Gardens, Its autumn and the days are darker and wetter. There are still some jobs to keep your garden going for the next few months before the winter starts. There are several plants that can keep your garden looking bright and beautiful even as the leaves fall. Asters, cyclamen, Fuchsia, Dahlia, Pansies, Heather all […]

Bog garden

Following on from previous blogs about waterlogging and dealing with too moist areas; its time to celebrate these damp and wet areas by creating a bog garden.  Adding a new bog area will increase local ecosystems and biodiversity. Bog gardens are also great for a transitioning from a pond back to a drier part of […]

Waterlogged Plants

Following on from last weeks blog on waterlogged garden solutions, this week we are focussing on the issues specifically with plants in waterlogged areas of the garden. Plants can become waterlogged in beds and pots. Waterlogging is an excess of water around roots caused by badly draining soil. This can be very damaging for plants […]

Waterlogging

Do you have issues with waterlogging? In a period of heavy rainfall does any area of your garden become saturated with water. Are plants and grass areas surrounded by a pool of water that does not disperse into the ground. A dense soil can cause this problem. It can also lead to fungal diseases on […]

Non woven geotextile membrane

Geotextile membrane is a fabric used for engineering purposes including drainage, filtration, separation, reinforcement, soakaways, and land drains. Truly a versatile product that is an important part of many projects. Geotextile membrane can also be referred to as terram – This is a brand name but the same product. Geotextile membrane is a fabric made […]

Orange warning woven geotextile

This geotextile is specifically made to be a bright orange warning layer. Are you developing a brownfield site that might contain hazards from previous use or contamination? Want to create a warning so that future developers of the land are fore warned of an area? This bright orange geotextile is for you! This strong woven […]

August Garden jobs

Its August already……….. Those hot summer days have turned stormy of late but the season still progresses. Let’s keep up with those August Garden jobs, before we know it we will be prepping for winter. 1.Deadhead flowers to keep flowering plants looking their best. 2.Keep watering – rainwater is best if you can collect it […]

Protecting Pots in Summer

Keeping your pots cool in the summer. Just a few tips for those of us who have smaller gardens/ yards full of pots. We need to keep an eye on our potted plants in this heat wave (well its expected back). Consider the pots you have, its better to buy lighter coloured ones e.g., terracotta […]

Make your own bee house –

Why not add another place in the garden to help your local bee population? Why not make a bee house? It is easy to do maybe get the kids invloved. Find a suitable casing with an open end. A recycled 2l bottle would work with the top and end cut off. Just cut a section […]

Natural pesticide you can whip up at home.

Summer is the season to enjoy your hard work these past few months, but it can be overshadowed by the increase in pest activity. Making those new plants and veggies looking a little worse for wear. why not use your garden store cupboard to make your own pest sprays, reusing ewhat you have to keep […]