UK Gardening

Garden Capitalism

Tom Johnson | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Tom Johnson

It seems that studying Plato, master of the philosophical analogy has rubbed off on me. In a system in which the interlinking of government and capitalism has created a politically endorsed economy, the original foundations have been oft neglected and I wanted to get back to how, at least in theory, our public and private sectors interlink.

A Multi-Sensory Experience: Creating a Level Playing Field for Disabled People

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lesley-Anne Alexander

The term 'multi-sensory' is thrown around a lot these days, especially by over-enthusiastic marketers who seem keen to convince us that their latest range of crisps or ice cream bars offer more than a calorific treat.

A Gardener's Work Is Never Done...

Kate Gould | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Gould

The bronze Fennel has clearly loved the winter wet and will soon dwarf the Rosa 'Skylark' it is planted with but at the moment the tight buds and blousy flowers of the rose look very pretty against the warm tones and ferny foliage of the Fennel.

Snail Wars

Caragh Little | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe it's not just about snails. Maybe it's about those things we don't like, and how to deal with them. The bad weather. Ill health. That person nearby who smells or has no manners. Are we meant just to push them well away from us, imposing their toxicity on someone else?

Sustainable Gardening - An Easy Step Towards the Circular Economy

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

The Government aims to eliminate peat from the amateur garden market by 2030. We support them in this goal. We are confident that gardeners will also support them, so their gardens can blossom and bloom both for their enjoyment and for many generations to come.

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

How to Revamp a Traditional, Suburban Garden

Jen Stanbrook | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Stanbrook

Revamping a garden is pretty much the same as making over any room in your home, where the same rules apply. Ensure you have a theme, or at least a 'hook' that holds your scheme together.

The Sun Is Here at Last - Get Into the Sun and Exercise the Gardening Way

Diana Moran | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

While enjoying yourself in the garden, you are also working all the major muscle groups: legs, buttocks, arms, shoulders, neck, back and abdomen. Gardening tasks that use these muscles build strength and burn calories...

These Beautiful Plants Will Clean The Air In Your Home

Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

House plants are the ultimate in functional decorating. Some well-placed greenery can not only brighten a space but also purify the air -- and they're...

Common Grounds

Caragh Little | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It's St Patrick's weekend in Northern Ireland, and the lawnmowers are limbering up. For a week or two, now, the rainfall has slowed, the birds have been singing for nesting territory, and underpinning their chorus is that lower, guttural sound: the growling of the First Lawnmowers of Spring.

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.

A Journey Through the Great Gardens of Europe

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Pounding the streets of Europe can take its toll on tourists, so if you're looking for a tranquil place to relax, take some time out in green spaces where nature can invigorate the body and the soul. The beautiful parks and gardens of Europe are a great way to mix history and leisure...

Top Tips for Caring for Your Plants Over the Christmas Period

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kenneth Freeman

Christmas is coming, and that brings a number of challenges to people looking after indoor plants - whether they are professional interior landscapers or keen home gardeners.

Faking It

Ben Falk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

My garden faces east and that means that grass doesn't grow very well on it, particularly being in the middle of a terrace in a residential area.

Apprentice Of The Week: Jessica Kirby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing this week’s apprentice.. Name: Jessica Kirby Job Ti...

Apprentice Of The Week: Sadie Hawkins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing this week’s apprentice.. Name: Sadie Hawkins Job Ti...

Apprentice Of The Week: Grounds Maintenance Man Jack Peters On Working At Alexandra Palace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing this week’s apprentice.. Name: Jack Peters Job Titl...

Well, This Makes Mowing A Lawn Easier...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Ah, you can't beat a bit of British ingenuity. Someone get this fella on 'Dragon's Den'! (Via Tastefully Offensive)...

Green friends: The Secret of a Happy Garden

Deborah Klaassen | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Klaassen

There is a whole range of friendships beyond those between flowers and local insects; planting vegetables, flowers and herbs near each other can either result in difficult relationships or great friendships. The good news is that you don't have to be a tree-whisperer to bring friendship to your garden; you just have to understand its roots.

Drought-tolerant Plants for the Garden

David Wong | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Wong

Even with their tough nature, all these plants will appreciate good, regular drinks of water in their first few months while they get settled in. Once they've put their roots down then they can start to look after themselves.

Grab A Shovel: Experts Confirm How Gardening Can Help Depression

PA/The Huffington Post UK | PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We've loosely known that owning pets and gardening can lift a black mood, but a new study confirms that people who garden are less likely to display s...

It Might Sound Uncool, But We All Have a Responsibility to Help Kids Have Fun in the Garden

Sue Biggs | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK
Sue Biggs

As a nation, we still have a long way to go before we are able to say that every school child in the UK has access to a balcony, their own garden, a community garden or park, where they can learn about gardening, where their food comes from and just having fun with beautiful plants. But I can't help thinking that the enthusiasm I see on the faces of those children that come to our four gardens and Shows can only mean that we're doing the right thing.

Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

Christina Baker | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Baker

What outdoor living look do you go for? From boutique hotel to chic country cottage, there are lots of great ways to inject the latest trends and comforts into your outside space. With furniture forming the social axis of our gardens, we explore the materials available and take our style leads from what's popular this year.

Green Gardening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Matthew Childs | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Childs

I have taken inspiration from Ecover's pioneering spirit as a champion of sustainability. I wanted to design a garden that was about solutions to these problems and how the products and materials we buy and use can provide a way to make a sustainable lifestyle an easy option.

Bank Holiday Brits 'Prefer Games To Sex'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Brits favour a different kind of button pushing over the bank holiday weekend, according to new research which suggests people prefer gaming to sex. ...