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


Gardening Hacks and Handy Uses For Your Leaf Blower

So we’re nearly at the end of January (hurrah!), lighter days and warmer weather is on the horizon. We hope you have been in your gardens making preparations for the Spring. I’ve been doing some research this week on gardening tips and I thought I would share some with you all, because who doesn’t like taking shortcuts? Are you a regular at forgetting to water your plants, or have a holiday coming up? Try using a wine bottle as a self-watering bottle planter! (That’s one way to use up the... Read More

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Creating a hedgehog haven: What you can do to help your local hogs (and other animals too)

Wildlife flits in and out of your garden over the summer months and into autumn. There are a number of ways to help animals not only survive, but flourish. Making a garden animal friendly will help to attract all kinds of wildlife, with insects, birds and small mammals like hedgehogs seeing the garden as their own little haven. Sadly the number of hedgehogs and other species of wildlife in the UK is decreasing, take a look at the RSPB’s 2016 state of nature report for some worrying statistics. So follow... Read More


Topiary through the times

The art of topiary may seem quintessentially English, but did you know it actually dates back to Roman times? Topiary is a skill that’s been shaped through the ages in countries across the world, from the corners of cottage gardens to ancient temples in Japan. As part of our #toptopiary month, we’ve dug up some fun facts about its horticultural history and how topiary has shaped how we garden today: You may know what topiary is, but do you know what the word means? It’s taken from the Latin word... Read More


How to tend to your physique as well as your plants

The New Year inspires resolutions of getting healthy and aiming to endure more exercise. But why join the hustle and bustle of a busy gym when you have a perfectly good alternative in your back yard? You may not feel like you’re pumping iron when you’re pruning your Privet, but did you know that gardening is one of the most effective ways to exercise? Its true! Gardening reaps huge rewards and as well as sculpting your outdoor space, you’re sculpting your body and moulding your mind without even realising it.... Read More


Gardening blogs: Top 10

Online gardening is growing. Hints, advice, tips and tricks are just a click away, from how to prune your privet to perfecting your planting. Whether you’re an amateur enthusiast or a seasoned grower, why not dig for inspiration through our pick of the crop of gardening blogs: Fennel & Fern A blogging collective with posts from gardeners, designers, allotmenteers and cooks, Fennel and Fern covers every type of gardening imaginable. From growing your own to planting tutorials and even recipes, it’s like having your own panel of experts at your... Read More