UK Gardening

Long Lost Engagement Ring Crops Up On Carrot Much To 84-Year-Old's Delight

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Money might not grow on trees, but rings do appear to be growing on carrots. An 84-year-old has been left elated after her long lost diamond engagemen...

6 Ways To Attract Nature Into Your Outdoor Space (No Matter How Small)

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

You don’t need acres of wildflower meadows to attract wildlife. A small backyard, miniature garden or even balcony can become a magnet for birds and...

Domesticity Rocks - Weekend Pursuits

Lucy Nichol | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Nichol

I'm heading into a new era of cool. Hygge and wholesomeness. Nature and nirvana. Slippers and... nah, I don't need to dress it up. I don't need to be 'on trend' or part of a Danish movement. Cos I don't really care any more. Who's joining me for a cuppa and a bourb

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:

This Plucky Little Robot Will Weed Your Garden For You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech

No matter how green fingered you are, no gardener enjoys the tedious (and never-ending) battle against weeds. Not to mention the back pain following a...

Mental Health Is Everybody's Problem

Laurie Morrissey | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie Morrissey

The truth is, we won't necessarily know when something's gone from manageable to not. We're not doctors, we're not impartial, we're stuck in the middle of it all... and life is messy, sometimes overwhelming and more times sadly underwhelming. And that's just on an average Tuesday.

Miranda Hart Set To Return To TV Screens In A Gardening Show... With Her Mum

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Miranda’ and ‘Call The Midwife’ fans missing their fix of Miranda Hart don’t have much longer to wait until the comic and actress returns t...

The Healing Power Of Gardening On Your Mental Health

Ellie Roddy | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Roddy

But, while many people spend hours pottering around their garden - pruning shrubs and planting bulbs simply because they enjoy it, gardening can also have a positive effect on our mental health.

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...

18 Instagram Accounts Giving Us Green-Fingered Goals

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Gardening has been touted as ‘the new food’ on Instagram - but with more than 10 million results alone for #plants and four million for #gardening...

You Would Not Believe How Much Wee Is In Our Swimming Pools

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech

Peeing in a swimming pool happens. Whether we like it to or not it seems to be one of those social acts that people think they can get away with. The ...

Do Your Plants Always Die? This Smart Plant Pot Waters Itself For A Whole Month

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

No matter what anyone says, every gardener knows it is not that hard to kill your plants, even if you do consider yourself green-fingered. One momen...

How To: Work From F**king Home

Cara Mackay | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cara Mackay

In among the spilt cat food and three day old wet washing you think: 'fuck, I've got that quote to do before 9am, follow up with that customer from yesterday, check the financial reports and get back to that guy who wants me to do some event thing...'

Four Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden This Year

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

As we're moving into winter, our once colourful gardens are starting to appear a little drab. With a little planning, you can start preparing now to have the most vibrant Gardenthis coming spring. These four helpful tips might seem simple, but the incredible effect they can have on your garden will be simply stunning.

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Patric Morgan | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patric Morgan

During the summer time, nobody wants to miss the cool evenings at the outdoor living space. Lighting plays a key role in setting a perfect ambience for your outdoor living area. Light sets a particular mood, provides safety and creates focal points in your outdoor living space. Choose between solar or electrical light to illuminate your outdoor living space.

Add 20% To The Value Of Your House Before Christmas

Elspeth Briscoe | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elspeth Briscoe

It's estimated that you can now add up to 20% to the value of your house by giving it a designer garden. One of the most underused ways to add value to your house is by making the most out of your 'room outside'.

How To Have A Beautiful Garden In Autumn

Elspeth Briscoe | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elspeth Briscoe

The end of the summer can be a difficult time for the garden. Plants start to get more straggly, with too much rain everything is bolting, and a dry spell will give you that crispy look that can make your garden look unkempt.

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...

How To Get Your Kids To Grow Their Own Fruit And Veg

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Parents

Fruit and veg don’t just pack a vibrant, delicious punch – they’ve also been scientifically proven to make you happier. Which makes getting your...

A Garden to Expose Modern Day Slavery

Kevin Hyland OBE | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Kevin Hyland OBE

As you walk around Chelsea Flower Show, you will find one garden designed by Juliet Sargeant that is a tribute to the best of British society - an array of bright flowers and multi-coloured front doors. Yet explore a little further, and in its dark centre you will uncover the stark and shocking reality that today, in modern Britain, there are more than 13,000 people living in slavery.

How Having A Nice Garden 'Could Make You Live Longer'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's time to dig out your gardening gloves, because living among glorious greenery could actually make you live longer. A new study has found that peo...

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...

This Man Got Trapped In A Compost Bin And His Family Threatened Him With Lube

The Huffington Post UK | Chloe Kerr | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Comedy

When you think of gardening mishaps you think of saws, shears and lawnmowers, not the humble garden bin. But an Englishman, believed to be called F...

Can a Professionally Designed Garden Add Value to Your Home?

William Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Capability Brown's legacy lies at the heart of our passion for gardens. Outdoor spaces enrich our lives - whether it's a family garden to engage children with the real world, a water garden to attract wildlife or a 'garden room' in which to escape, relax and entertain.

Volunteering: Fairy Godparents of the World Unite - You Have Nothing to Lose but Boredom

Heather Budge-Reid | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Budge-Reid

Volunteers are mystical. I am not sure we truly know their whys and wherefores, why some do and some don't, why sometimes it ends in tears and other times it's all smiles. Indeed whole books are dedicated to the subject of managing and understanding volunteers.