Tag Archives: RHS

Your future garden – find inspiration and practical ideas

Think about your future garden now! Why now? It is not a great time of year to be in the garden: wet or waterlogged lawns, cold winds, snow, brrrr… It is a good time to sit indoors with some good books. Most gardens look their worst now and a lack of structure is all too… Read More »

Willow screens, arbour, arch or den: grow your own!

Willow screens and garden features have grown (excuse the pun) in popularity as everyone finds out how lovely they look, and that they are not difficult to create. If you need some shelter, or fancy a living feature, in your garden or patio area, between NOW and early spring is the time to start to… Read More »

Winter interest is our aim for garden containers now!

Winter interest in containers can come from flowers or foliage, and lifts my spirits on grey winter days. So this week I am on a mission to prepare containers that I can enjoy through to spring. Join me? Flowers for winter interest Spring flowering bulbs are all-round-winners in containers and baskets. Plant dwarf or compact… Read More »

Bees – support them and send information to a national study

May and June are full of buzzing bees in my garden. But media coverage and the ‘Bee Cause’ campaign by Friends of the Earth tell us that they aren’t doing well everywhere. Changes in our landscape, our climate and the way we control pests are all affecting the number and range of bees that thrive… Read More »

Garden cold frames – what can they do for your garden?

Garden cold frames are small unheated greenhouses. Sometimes called ‘growhouses’, and sometimes included in conversations about cloches and tunnels, whatever you call them, garden cold frames are a fantastic addition to most gardens. They can be of any size or shape, need sun and water (but don’t need to be on soil), so the chances… Read More »