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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bulbs

Our faithful spring bulbs have started off the season and are making our gardens look beautiful. But what to do with them once they are done? Most bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are annual bulbs and will come up every year. You can leave them in place; just make sure you fertilise the […]

Growing Seeds – Indoors – 2021

Lets get the Gardening year off to a great start – planting your seeds indoors can help you get ahead. Great way to get your spring garden plans started a bit earlier. You do not need too anything fancy: A tray, soil, water, something to cover the seeds with. You can even recycle by using […]

Gardening in lockdown

Gardening in lockdown Re use and recycle     With these strange times falling into our peak growing seasons its time to get inventive and use what you have at home to help your new seedlings and plants in the garden. Also helping with keeping at home as much as possible and good to keep busy […]

Butterfly feeders

Butterfly feeders Another crafty blog from Spudulica.co.uk, great on for summer. Bring more beautiful butterflies to your garden with your own butterfly feeders. Lets those creative juices flow and get the kids involved!   YOU WILL NEED: Paper plate Bottle cap Sharp pencil StringScissors Glue Coloured pens/pencils Once made somewhere to hang it – sturdy […]