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 […]

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 […]

December – in the garden – 2020

December, Finally, we have reached the last month of the year. In some months it has seemed to go on for ages but in other ways its gone by in a flash. While we have been going through emotional rollercoaster that has been 20202 our gardens have remained a constant. An oasis of calm when […]

National Tree Week 28th Nov-6th Dec

Trees are a part of our everyday landscape. But have you stopped to think about the benefits they bring?? During national tree week lets celebrate our Trees. Trees clean the air by removing nitrogen oxides and other pollutant gases, they also take in excess CO2. Trees save water through evaporation and can prevent soil erosion […]

Homemade Garden gifting

Gardening gifts are fun to make and personalise for those you love. Yes, Christmas is on the way, possibly a bit different from what we would normally have, but still a time to share your love and joy with others. Why not use your time in lockdown to put your gardening and crafting skills to […]

Potted Plants- Winter Prep

Potted plants in Winter For those of us with a multitude of potted plants in our gardens we need to plan for winter. It is a tricky time of year with the extra rainfall and the possible risk of frost and freezing temperatures. Outdoor pots can be become waterlogged with the extra rain we experience […]

Winter Wildlife – What can you do at home?

Winter Wildlife in the garden Cold weather, freezing rain, coupled with shorter days and longer nights make winter a hard season for wildlife. In your urban garden you can help local wildlife, a few quick actions can help birds, hedgehogs, butterflies and insects. Ready for a new spring season for these creatures to help your […]

DIY – Bird Feeders

Looking after your gardens birds As the winter closes in it gets harder for your local wildlife to find food. You garden is winding down for winter loosing leaves, berries, and flowers. Birds can really struggle at this time of year so its great idea to help them along and keep them coming into your […]