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 […]

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 […]

helping local wildlife in summer

Helping your local wildlife in the heat. Your garden is not the only one that might need a bit of extra care in the summer heat. Your local birds and wildlife may be finding it harder too. Here are a few easy and simple jobs you can do to help. Bird baths – providing water […]

garden water Storage

Why not harvest your rainwater? It is easy to save water from your down pipe to your chosen water storage. It also allows you to help the environment locally by saving your water from saturating the ground. Plants love rainwater and its not got added chlorine like your tap water and it is an easy […]

December – in doors

Do not forget your indoor plants this December. Yes, the year is ending, and you have got your outdoor plants sorted. Let us take a look at our indoor ones. Indoor plants will also be going dormant in the winter, make sure you limit the watering. Keeping up with your usual watering schedule may lead […]

Percolation Test

Percolation test – surface water drainage You need to do a percolation test if your thinking of having a soakaway drainage system in your garden or replacing a soakaway system. A percolation test must also be done for septic tanks/ sewage treatment. Make sure you do this test in normal conditions and not in summer. […]

LOW COST RE- VAMP – gravel

Thinking of re vamping your driveway or an area in your home?? There are of course many options out there, but a great lower cost solution is a gravel driveway. Its easy to install and giving a quick and easy re vamp of your home. Also, it allows water to drain quickly and easily without […]