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13/08/2019

Cooking with Lavender

Whether it’s for BBQs, baking or basting, Lavender can be used to add a touch of quintessential summer to your dishes and as you can pick it fresh, straight from the garden, you don’t have to worry about the shelves being empty. Lavender Roasted Potatoes Add a hint of the Mediterranean to a classic Sunday dinner with these simple roast potatoes. Ingredients4 large potatoes1 ½ tbsp finely chopped, dried Lavender2 tbsp Olive OilSalt & Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 180C. Wash the potatoes then, leaving the skin on, cut... Read More

06/08/2019

Garden Cheat Sheet: Time saving products that will help you achieve garden perfection in an instant

Making your garden look beautiful doesn’t have to take years of planning. If you are looking for quick fixes to get your home and garden ready for the summer, we have the complete cheat sheet to give you a helping hand in creating the perfect outdoor space, so that you can relax when the sun starts shining… Instant Hedging Far from being a one trick pony, instant hedging can be used to suit many purposes in your garden. Why not start with our matured, ready to plant instant hedging? Most... Read More

01/08/2019

August Gardening Advice 2019

This time last year we had just recovered from all of the the excitement of the World Cup. Along the World Cup we had one of the hottest summers on record and we think this summer has been one of the most unpredictable summers on record.  Now is the time to give your hedges a good final trim before the colder weather comes. The exception to this would be some conifers as they will continue to grow until October. Deciduous hedges to clip: Continue to deadhead shrubs, such as roses, to... Read More

24/07/2019
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How to make your House and Garden more Energy Efficient

With energy prices ever rising and global warming having an increasingly damaging effect on the environment, more and more people are looking for ways to lead a greener lifestyle and reduce their carbon footprint. Making your home more energy efficient offers a huge number of benefits – it can reduce environmental harm,make your living space more comfortable, save you money on your utility bills,and even increase your property value. With this in mind, here are some top ways to make your house and garden more energy efficient.  Switch to solar... Read More

19/07/2019

The Benefits Of Gardening For The Elderly

The Benefits of Gardening for the Elderly Gardening is a popular activity across the UK and the across the globe. It can be beneficial to people’s health, for the elderly in particular, as it can strengthen muscles and joints, improve relaxation and enhance well being, to name a few. In fact,there are many benefits that older people can get from activities such as re-potting plants, planting vegetables and populating greenhouses. As dementia care specialists Helping Hands state, gardening “enables someone to get some air and sunshine while still staying in... Read More

09/07/2019

Creating a Pet Friendly Garden

Designing a garden comes with many factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right plants; soil type, environmental conditions, positioning are just to name a few, but one factor which can easily be ignored is the impact your plant choice can have on your pets. We all love and adore our pets, from the over energetic dog, to the lazy, Garfield like cat, and they hold a special place in our hearts, our homes and our gardens. Therefore, we want to be certain that our gardens... Read More

01/07/2019

July Gardening Advice 2019

We’ve just had one of the wettest June’s in history and so our usual advice for July would be to keep on top of watering but you probably feel like you don’t need to! If the weather warms up and we get the sunny July we are promised, remember to water water water!  Prune June-flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus and Weigela after flowering. Prune deciduous magnolias if necessary. Fast-growing hedges such as Leylandi should be clipped as necessary throughout the growing season. Remove any reverted green shoots on hardy variegated evergreens, to prevent reversion taking... Read More

28/06/2019
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Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space With Instant Hedging

Summer is the perfect time to get out in the garden and enjoy the weather. There’s no need to stay cooped up in the house when you can still enjoy all of your home comforts, just with the sun over your head. With so many quirky ways to bring nature indoors, we have a few ideas on how to use instant hedging to bring the indoors outdoors instead. Designs and Styles Block out unwanted views When entertaining guests in the garden, the last thing you want is an unsightly view.... Read More

26/06/2019

Create tantalising cocktails using ingredients from your garden

The sun finally seems to be peeping out from behind the clouds, which can only mean one thing… long summer days spent outside in the garden. And what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than by mixing up your own cocktail concoction using ingredients grown yourself? These three simple recipes will keep you refreshed throughout the springtime and summer. Lavender Lemonade  Easy to grow and with a beautiful aroma, Lavender is full of goodness. If you’re tired of your average lemonade recipe, this is a great recipe to try,... Read More

17/06/2019

The Complete Lavender Hedging and Shrub Guide

Lavender is a popular hedging plant renowned for its aromatic fragrance, striking flowers and not forgetting the diverse range of uses in the kitchen and the health benefits that also add to the attractiveness of this stunning shrub. Lavender makes a fantastic addition to any space; whether it’s a kitchen garden, herb border, patio container or cottage garden, this wonderful plant will add a burst of colour and fragrance that will be difficult to beat. Here’s our complete guide to Lavender with planting guides, reasons to plants, the benefits of Lavender and... Read More