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.
Winter can be challenging for wildlife, with food sources and shelter to protect against the harsh winter weather in short supply. Adding plants which sustain wildlife through these demanding months will both benefit birds and insects and create an inviting view to your garden.
Now is the ideal time to start planning and planting out suitable winter tolerant plants to add joy and cheer to your winter garden
As the autumn garden is usually covered in fallen leaves, use this seasonal gift of nature to make homemade Leaf mould compost.
As late autumn turns to winter, with colder, shorter days, there are still plenty of tasks to do in the garden in November.
November is here and with it comes the chance of early frost. The focus this month in the garden is protecting plants and wildlife from the cold winter months ahead.
Toadstools and fungi are a natural and essential part of the garden ecosystem. To have toadstools and mushrooms in your lawn is a sign of a healthy garden with soil packed with beneficial nutrients.
Halloween is a great time to really have some fun with your garden. Get creative decorating the front of your house for trick-or-treaters. Having a theme will achieve a festive and inviting entrance. Incorporating seasonal plants into your design will create a stunning and unique entrance.
As summer begins to fade, bring some garden cheer into the house by adding seasonal flower displays and centrepieces. Freshen up an empty space or add statement pieces in a celebration of autumn this year.
September is the time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable in September from mild, warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden this month.
September is generally cooler as the weather becomes milder. This month is a good time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable in September from mild, warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden this month from planting spring-flowering bulbs, pruning perennials and shrubs and a bounty of harvest in the vegetable garden.