I confess I like things neat and tidy. I love all things organized and in their place. Mess makes me angry. I can't help it. Blame society, social media, female peer pressure, family hoarding, whatever, I don't like it. So when the leaves start to fall my immediate response isn't usually - "ooh leaf mould," [...]
When it's cold and wet outside, you can still find wellbeing and comfort from gardening activities inside. From virtual tours to garden courses and inspirational movies. Find out how to commune with nature on the inside.
Is there a way that we can be less wasteful with our potted and container plants? Can we get off the consumer treadmill of buy, use, throw away and repurpose our container plants?
Does your garden need a refresh and a bit of a declutter? Are your plants definitely not full of joy? Why not try a Garden Edit this autumn.
October is a great time to start nurturing your soil for the coming year. So what are some of the things you can do to help boost your soil's health?
I was surprised and pleased to see Amateur Gardening magazine had a section in one of their September editions dedicated to organic gardening, mainly because the magazine always seems to endorse all kinds of sprays and pesticides. But here they were making the case for national charity Garden Organic, compost, reusing resources, stopping chemical usage [...]
You can't help it. You're gloomy. The nights have draw in. The days are colder, the trees are bare, the ground is sodden. All that glorious greenery that sustained you in the other seasons has now gone. But can you still extract some wellbeing out of your winter garden?
If you want a great garden, you can't do it by yourself. There's an army of little helpers beneath the soil. With a spring in their step, these bees of the soil are doing wonders for your plants.
While 'mulch' may be utterly charmless as a word, it is full of potential to transform your garden from an ugly duckling into a preened swan. Find out all your need to know about mulch in this week's blog.
I love planning. I have lists, sub lists, sub sub lists. When it comes to gardening I like to start planning on the 1st of September. Why? Well if you want a great spring, with healthy plants and rich soil, then you have to get your organic garden ready now. I always think of September [...]