Tag Archives: summer

How to sow sweet peas for bunches of scented flowers in summer

By | January 10, 2018

Sweet peas can transform your garden into a scented and wonderfully coloured haven. Sowing and growing them can be as complicated or as simple as you like, and it’s a subject where experts differ. No worries! Just follow our straightforward approach. Sow seed from now to March and you’ll have sturdy plants that will flower… Read More »

3 tips for August bank holiday in the garden

By | August 28, 2017

It’s the August bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and, as is traditional, the weather picture is mixed. Here are three tips for what to do in the garden this bank holiday . Do what you can – it all makes a difference. 1. Be in the moment You know how the house… Read More »

5 ways to care for your summer containers

By | June 30, 2017

Summer containers are looking so good at the moment. Keep them flowering and continuing to look good from summer into autumn by investing some time and paying them a little attention. Choose and place your containers with care Generally, as regards size, the larger the container the better because they hold moisture for longer. What’s… Read More »

Be ready for sunshine with an outdoor dining set and free parasol

By | February 15, 2017

Get ahead of the sunshine curve When the sun is out we all want to take advantage of it – strolling, sitting, relaxing. Don’t waste time later thinking about ‘What if …?’ or ‘I wish I had …’ – get organised now and be ready! Buy one of our outdoor dining sets and receive a… Read More »

Plant summer-fruiting and autumn-fruiting raspberries

By | November 16, 2016

Raspberries! You can keep your strawberries! Raspberries are my favourite soft fruit. And as there are both summer-fruiting and autumn-fruiting varieties, the season for rasp-lovers is long, running from July to October or even November. Raspberries are very easy to grow and now, from November to March, is the best time to plant them, as… Read More »

Blackberries! It’s time to go brambling

By | August 28, 2016

Blackberries are quite delicious. You can grow them in your garden but, for me, blackberries from the hedgerow or from brambles growing over from the neighbour’s garden are the best. As so often with plants, names and terms vary across the country. Blackberries = brambles. Brambling = blackberrying. Brambles = the fruit or the thorny… Read More »

Sun lounger – 5 great reasons to stretch out (if you need them)

By | August 17, 2016

Sun lounger for summer At last we can move to the sun lounger! After a bit of build-up from the weather forecasters the sun is actually here for most of us. And it’s summer … so relax. TOWIE stars are leading the charge towards our sun loungers from the front. Five great reasons to stretch… Read More »

TOWIE’s Liam Gatsby’s having a pool party!

By | August 13, 2016

Man like @GATSBY_liam – it's your birthday! What time's the chopper picking us up to take us to the party? #HelicopterRideOnYourBirthday — Only Way is Essex (@OnlyWayIsEssex) August 9, 2016 It’s Liam’s birthday. Well, it was his birthday on Tuesday 9th August. He’s having a pool party! Everybody’s invited – will everybody show?? Hello babe.… Read More »

Weather flash – warm spell to make a guest appearance

By | August 12, 2016

Warm spell on the way! If all this TOWIE talk about a pool party is getting you in the mood for a pool or garden party of your own, you’re in luck! And the outlook is … … for a warm spell, coming from southern Europe! From Monday 14th August it looks as though hot… Read More »