Slugs - My Top Tips On How To Beat Them

Mark Farmaner | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Farmaner

In the short time I have been growing my own fruit and veg slugs and snails have become my enemy number one, causing destruction that has cost me several kilos of fruit and veg. I have been fighting a running battle with them and so far this year my losses are much smaller. Here are my top tips for beating slugs:

Spring Gardens To Visit Now!

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

Gardening is not for everyone. While there are millions of us who love to grub around at weekends, transplanting seedlings, weeding veg beds and pruning over-enthusiastic shrubs, there are millions more who look out of the window, shrug and return happily to the sofa.

12 Things All Terrible Plant Parents Know To Be True

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While other people think that the major milestones in adulthood include getting a mortgage and locking down a spouse, you know that the biggest marker...

Creating The Perfect Gym In Your Garden

James Willmott | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Willmott

The number of health conscious people in the UK is on the up and commercial gyms can be incredibly busy at peak times. With costly memberships and families trying to juggle the demands of modern life, more and more are creating their own workout space at home.

8 Green Fingered Things You Can Do In London

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Living in the urban jungle often means the only green spaces around us are parks (you can forget having a garden in a London flat). But in the heat of...

Here’s How You And Your Child Can Make A DIY Water Slide

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

After some fabulous summer fun? Nothing beats a water slide. A total magnet for children, they bring hours of joy from all the slipping, sliding, laug...

Stunning Garden Inspiration For Your Teeny City Flat

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Spring is here which means it's time to get your gardening gloves on and spruce up that outdoor space ready for BBQ season. If, like most people livi...

Operation Bivy Bag

Laura Maisey | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Last night I slept in the back garden. No, I wasn't thrown out there by a wronged lover, with my clothes following in a black bag. I didn't go to look at the flowers then get locked out. I went out there on purpose, in order to become familiar with the mechanics and sensations of sleeping outdoors.

The Top Eight Garden Toys for Pre-Schoolers

Faye Jacobs | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

With three kids that have enough energy between them to run a duracell power station, I intend to fill the garden with as much entertainment as possible to help survive the summer before school starts! Here are my top picks for garden toys that have been tried, tested and approved by three VISP's (very important small people)...

1000 Days: Building the London Garden Bridge

David Saddington | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
David Saddington

The garden spanning the Thames in central London will act as a unique pedestrian pathway which places nature at the heart of the city. The bridge, clad with copper-nickel, is designed to look as if growing out of the river in two fluted piers which support the planted promenade.

Lifehack: The Zero Maintenance Garden for Gardening Haters

Darcey Garland | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Darcey Garland

I need low maintenance, NO maintenance that will not drag mud inside and will only need half an hour per year of tending. And hey presto, if you're really keen on labour-saving gardens; I found just the thing.

Bath Botanical - A Garden of Sensory Delights

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Negroni

Entering through the massive iron gates, I could smell "The Scented Walk" around the corner before I'd even passed the welcoming area of shrub roses that precedes it.

Creating a Space to Entertain in Five Simple Steps

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

When creating a space to entertain you want to keep it light, bring in some colour, patterns and a bit of fun. I am a huge fan of fresh flowers and I think they instantly brighten up the table and you don't even need a great vase - you can be creative and use anything you want; I used an old glass jug.

Slugs in the Garden

David Wong | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Wong

Have you been in the garden today? You might have noticed that the slugs have been in the garden too. This is the time of year when the push of fresh young growth promises fruits and flowers to us in the next few months, but to the slugs I imagine that this very moment is their harvest season

Five Steps to a Sexy Yard - the Planning Stage!

Sian Astley | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any good designer will tell you the trick to a cohesive scheme is finding your fabulous inspiration, wherever that comes from, then planning it into your design, layout, decisions and purchases.

How to Recover Your Garden After Flooding and Storm Damage

MyGardenSchool | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Follow our top ten tips to recover your garden after flooding if you're in this situation and we hope we can help you restore your garden to its former glory over time. Weird and wonderful things can happen to your landscape after a flood.

When to Commission a Garden Designer

Philip Nash | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Nash

Answer- anytime- so long as it's at least three months before starting construction works, and, if you want the garden completed by a certain date or season, then also consider the size and potential complexity of your project. So, If you want to be sitting in your new garden this springtime then NOW is the time to find a designer.

Self Talk and Cultivating Your Garden

Amy Anka | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

This self talk undermines our confidence, and yes, when we do think this way, we really are our own worst enemy. Why do we have this perception of ourselves?

Review of 'Carol Klein's Favourite Plants'

V.C. Linde | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

This book is an unusual mix of gardening guide, coffee table book and involving read. Although still helpful for a beginner gardener it isn't designed as a how-to but does teach you about how to plant out a varied and interesting garden whether a new gardener or an old hand.

10 Reasons to Take a Gardening Course This Winter

MyGardenSchool | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you want to design your own garden, grow your own, learn henkeeping or understand flower photography - here are 10 reasons why this winter is the perfect time to study gardening.

The new Slow Food UK

Dermott Sales | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK
Dermott Sales

Slow Food might still get a bad press and it does come in for its fair share of criticism but it I think it will eventually surprise its critics when they see the changes that have taken place throughout the whole organisation.