Saturday, 22 July 2017

Is your garden holiday proof?

Are you going away on holiday this summer? Have you thought about how your garden will cope without you? Of course your plants can keep on growing by themselves but what if there is a really hot dry spell and there's nobody at home to water anything? It's quite normal even if you're not a gardener to hope it's raining back home all the time you are building sandcastles on a sunny beach somewhere far away, but if summer returns home before you do then you may come back to loads of shrivelled up shrubs and floppy, faded flowers. Not to mention a lawn full of dandelions. And will you have the energy to get the garden back to it's best after taking it easy for a week or two? Here are some simple ways to help your garden cope with being ignored, and leave you less to do when you get back...

Friday, 14 July 2017

8 great ideas for your garden inspired by a visit to Compton Acres

Compton Acres Japanese Garden Reflective Pond Green Fingered Blog
Visiting gardens is a great way to get ideas and be inspired to get the best out of your own garden. Compton Acres, between Poole and Bournemouth in Dorset, is always a pleasure to explore, but there are plenty of ideas you can take home with you. So here are 8 ways of adding some magic to your garden.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Garden Update - 6 things happening in the garden in July

Pimms in the garden Green Fingered Blog
Here is my latest update on what's happening in my own garden at the moment. I'm following on from The Propagator, who shared his Six on Saturday. Here are my six...

Friday, 7 July 2017

Find extra plants for free - in your own garden!

Wide range of seedlings potted up and growing on
All these were free - I just helped myself!
If you hate weeding, but like getting extra plants for free, look carefully around your garden this weekend and you might find you can turn a bit of weeding into something far more productive.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

7 easy ways to attract wildlife into your garden - A Guest Blog for The Handy Mano

I'm delighted to share with you a guest post I have written for The Handy Mano blog. The Handy Mano has a collection of ideas and tips for inside and outside the home. You can read my tips for helping wildlife thrive in your garden here.