bh monthly gardening advice feat 01/09/2021

September Gardening Advice 2021

September brings with it a change in season and therefore a change in your garden’s needs. With forecasts for potential rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often, but don’t let the rain keep you from your garden! The bare root and root ball season is approaching, now is the time to prepare your garden for autumn. Plan Ahead You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of the freshest plants so you can plant during... Read More

lavender hedging guide 12/04/2021

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

Cooking With Lavender 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

shutterstock 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

Purple Barberry 23/09/2015

Slow and steady wins the race – Top 5 slow growing hedge plants

Slow growing shrubs are the perfect option if you’re looking to create a garden that’s easy to maintain or if you’re searching for a short hedge to add definition and interest to your borders. We’ve picked our top 5 slow growing hedge plants so you can find the right hedge to meet your gardening needs. Box (Buxus sempervirens) Box hedging is a top choice when it comes to hedging due to its glossy, evergreen foliage, dense habit, and in our opinion – slow growth rate. Both Buxus sempervirens and Buxus... Read More

ivy screens 18/08/2015

Late summer solutions for a quick garden makeover

So far August hasn’t delivered the long, hot sunny days we all dream of in summer, however with new predictions for an Indian summer, we want to help make sure your garden is ready for any last minute barbecues and garden get-togethers. It’s easy to spruce up your space and better your beds and borders with our quick and simple instant gardening solutions: Instant hedging Separate seating areas or partition problem areas with our instant hedging. It’s the ideal way to add immediate impact to your space and can provide... Read More

Herb ice cubes 17/07/2015

More summer BBQ recipes from the garden

If you tried any of our other BBQ recipes from the garden, then you’ll be keen to try some more. And, even if you haven’t, these are great to save for when you want to impress the neighbours with both your gardening and cooking skills. Main dishes Rosemary vegetable garden kebabs Ingredients: 8 large sprigs of Rosemary 2 small courgettes (approx. 230g) 24 cherry tomatoes 2 large slices crusty bread (approx. 50g) 2 tbsp olive oil salt & pepper to taste Preparation: – Remove the leaves from the bottom of... Read More

shutterstock 06/06/2015

Gardeners Gift Guide: Father’s Day

Are you thinking of buying yet another pair of socks this Father’s Day? Think again. With summer just around the corner there are a number of gardening gift ideas that are sure to be a stellar choice for your dad come Sunday 21 June. If he loves the great outdoors, treat him to one of these handy horticultural gifts… Top Topiary For the more creative dad, Topiary is a fun and thoughtful gift idea. Depending on his handiness level, choose a ready-made Topiary Cube, Spiral or Ball for beginners, or... Read More

Love Lavender Competition June 02/06/2015

Win a selection of Lavender pots in our June #LoveLavender competition

If you’ve been following our blog or social media channels over the last couple of months you might recognise our #LoveLavender hashtag campaign, which we started back in April. As we come into flowering season for the vibrant plant, and due to the popularity of our Facebook competition, we’re returning to the topic for our June campaign. We were inundated with entries to our Love Lavender competition, and wanted to give fans of the fragrant flower another chance to win a pot for their own garden. At the end of... Read More

Love Lavender Competition 08/04/2015

Win four large Lavender pots in our April #LoveLavender competition

As we bid farewell to winter and embrace the sunshine of spring, there’s one plant at the forefront of our minds. In celebration of spring being just about in full swing, we’re launching the #LoveLavender campaign for April. Lavender, or Lavandula, is one of the nation’s favourite flowers – and it’s easy to see why. Easy to grow, evergreen and beautifully scented, Lavender thrives under the summer sun. It’s best planted in April and May, which makes it the perfect plant for the focus of this month’s campaign. Over the... Read More