Friday, 20th of March is when the Spring Equinox will occur in the UK to welcome in the first day of spring, 2020. In other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, depending on where you live, it will occur on the 19th of March or the 21st. This year will be the earliest astronomical Vernal Equinox in 124 years. The last time spring arrived early was in 1896.
After a long winter of stormy weather, you may wake up one morning to find that your neighbours garden fence has blown over, exposing your property. What can you do if your neighbour refuses to repair the damaged fence?
Gardening in March is a busy time as the weather warms up. With the last of the morning frost and the arrival of spring, now is the time to start planting.
Growing vegetables in a greenhouse will give your seedlings the perfect environment to thrive. A greenhouse is useful for growing vegetables because it will allow you to plant seeds earlier in the season and protect them from garden pests.
If you live in a town house or apartment, it can be inspiring and fun to design a space for a home vegetable garden. With limited space for growing crops, use containers and vertical planting ideas in order to create a unique and versatile garden.
Spring bulbs herald the beginning of spring with a stunning burst of colour and fragrance. Say goodbye to winter and add some springtime cheer to your garden with these top 10 spring bulbs.
Spring is approaching and the first spring bulbs are emerging out of the ground. Gardening in February is all about preparing the garden for sowing and growing.
There are still plenty of jobs to do in the garden in January. Checking your plant supports and ties are still in good condition after the winter weather and preparing the greenhouse ready for the growing season are a great reason to get out into the garden.
Poinsettias are vibrant plants with brightly coloured bracts. They are often brought as Christmas gifts then disposed of once they fade, but can be kept and brought back to life next year.
Houseplants are the perfect gift for anyone and especially at Christmas time. They brighten up the home, improve the air quality and are easy to care for with the minimum of fuss.
Winter should not put you off enjoying the beauty of plants. Bring the outdoors in with a floral winter centrepiece. You can buy ready made displays or get creative and combine your favourite winter bloomers in a decorative container
There is still plenty to do in the December garden and as we approach the shortest day of the year, the weather can be quite crisp and chilly. Time to wrap up warm and prepare to prune and prep the garden for next Spring.
Potted Christmas trees are becoming a popular choice for bringing festive cheer into the home over the holiday season.
The wildlife that visit our gardens play a vital role in the natural world and the environment. There are many things that we as gardeners can do to help local wildlife.
Now is the ideal time to start planning and planting out suitable winter tolerant plants to add joy and cheer to your winter garden