O Christmas tree

Create a traditional atmosphere and set your nose a tingle with a real pine-fresh Christmas tree.  Freshly cut trees won’t litter your carpet with prickly needles if you care for them properly, so if you’ve had a bad experience in the past and since opted for artificial, put it behind you and get real – Read More

Weather warning – snow

Snow might be fun but heavy snow can caused serious damage in the garden, breaking branches off trees, crushing valuable shrubs and knocking hedges out of shape. To prevent these kinds of problems, you should carefully knock off as much of the snow as possible without endangering yourself. Use a stick to gently shake branches of Read More

Grow a better sex life!

Winter is a great time for sitting indoors with a hot drink and planning what you are going to grow on your allotment next year. But don’t just go for the same old dreary seed list, consider growing plants that not only taste great, but also have the ability to boost your libido? Passion boosters Read More

Christmas blooms

There’s a tradition in the UK of recording plants that are in flower in the garden on Christmas day. Adventurous gardener Graham Strong has found that the following plants are the most reliable and can be used to glam up your garden over the holidays and also be given as gifts to green-fingered friends. Clematis Read More

Make winter special

When you’ve had enough of being cooped up inside then wrap up well and visit some of Britain’s best winter gardens, which are renown for their picturesque views, trees with attractive bark and elegant silhouettes and frost-proof flowers. Adventurous gardener, Graham Strong says that even in his local parks he finds bare branches exploding with Read More

Be garden ready!

With April and May being the traditional months for peak home sales, homeowners that are planning to sell up and move on this year should consider visiting the garden centre to buy pots of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring flowers in bud that will bloom at the time you hope to have viewings. These Read More

Xmas gifts for gardeners

If you’re thinking about buying a present for a green-fingered friend this Christmas, then check out the following grow kits that will give them lasting pleasure and between you plenty to talk about. Give your gardening friends a challenge by giving them a Bonsai Acer Kit, £10.99, www.thompson-morgan.com. Apart from initially getting the four seeds Read More

Hare scare

Report by Yohannes Lowe in The Telegraph 11.10.18 Hares could be wiped out, experts warn, as mystery deaths have sparked fears that a highly infectious disease has “jumped” from rabbits.David Wembridge, Peoples Trust for Endangered Species Survey Officer, warned that if Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) or Myxomatosis spreads to non-resistant hares for the first time, the animals could be virtually eradicated in Read More

How to colour hair – using plants!

About 65% of women alter their natural hair colour, which is about a 7% increase from the 1950s. Unfortunately the process calls for using chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic. Over bleaching your hair can lead to brittle strands, split ends, and hair breakage, stripping hair of its natural oils and pigment. If you don’t Read More

GYO vegan food

Going vegan has been one of the biggest food trends of the year, so if you’ve become mindful of the food you eat and where it comes from, it’s maybe time to grow your own and especially organically! Organic gardening is a philosophy, and it is a simple one: you give back to nature what Read More