Happy Halloween in the Garden

Happy Halloween in the Garden

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots and that Samhain itself was Christianised as Halloween...

Going Wild In your Garden

Going Wild In your Garden

Gardeners are the new front-liners in the battle to save nature. Protecting our natural habitat is becoming increasingly important – if you’re one of the 16 million gardeners in the UK, then you and your garden play a very important role in this.

Growing a Herb Garden for Health

Growing a Herb Garden for Health

Do you remember this song by Simon and Garfunkel? “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”. Of course you do - it’s iconic. When that song was a hit many years ago it was known that herbs improved the flavour of food, but we now know so much more about their...

Garden & Art

Garden & Art

Most of us love the Impressionists. We adore the moods they create within their paintings and the dazzling colours they often employ. I remember going to Paris when I was sixteen and we went to all the art galleries which had Monet paintings.

Living Walls

Living Walls

Are you staring at a blank wall? Or two blank walls, or three – or even four? If these walls are in a garden (any outdoor space for that matter) or a shop, an office or a hotel, then read on. Living Walls are a trend that is here to stay.

Light Up Your Garden

Light Up Your Garden

How can you enhance your garden? How can you add drama to it? How can you even extend your ‘living space’ out from your home and into your garden? How can you create an outdoor oasis for family and friends? The answer to all these questions is lighting.

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