RainCatcher Tanks 200L/750L – Highlighting Key features

What is RainCatcher? RainCatcher is a UK based company who manufacture (in the UK) their own rain collection tanks and accessories. These items can be used for many projects both commercial and domestic. What RainCatcher tanks are avaliable? We stock the 200L wall mounted and the 750L floor standing water collection tanks at spudulica home […]

How do I protect my garden plants from frost?

Frost Protection – Geotextiles The cold season has well and truly begun, after a mild December we are set for a cold snap, and I think it’s here! Frost protection is now at the top of the garden agenda. Don’t worry if you don’t have a green house or cold frame. There are some simple […]

Plants for Autumn colour

Plants for Autumn colour Aster Cyclamen Amaranthus Balloon flower Fuchsia Dahlia Cosmos Corn flower Dianthus Don’t forget trees- Japanese maple Beech tree Flowering dog wood         Mulching is also a great thing to do for all your plants in autumn to help your plants throught the tough winter to come. Especially if […]

Helping local wildlife in autumn/winter

As the days get darker earlier and the temperature drops drawing the year to a close your garden wildlife might need a little helping hand. Some animals like hedgehogs hibernate, if you see any little ones out and about it might be a good idea to contact a local wildlife charity for advice. Local to […]

Conkers – Who knew? Natures soap!

who knew? They’re natures soap! Those shiny brown game playing seeds are all the rage in autumn. Kids and adults alike scouring the ground for the fallen bounty. You will no doubt find the floor littered with the spiky green husks left after the foragers have left. Conkers are horse chestnut tree seeds and have […]

Autumn Hunt with the Kids

Why not get those wellies on and go for a weekend or evening scavenger hunt with the kids? Grandkids? Or even big kids! You could have a competition who sees all the items first? Or split up the hunt so that everybody has something to look for. In autumn there is so much to see […]

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 […]

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 […]