UK Gardening

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

Diana Moran | Posted 18.04.2014 | 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 17.03.2014 | 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 | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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. ...

Chelsea Flower Show - It's an Explosion!

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lorenzo Belenguer

Someone once said that the British lack passion. And someone replied to him: "look at their gardens. That is where they show their passion." Few countries display such vibrancy , dedication and eagerness to horticulture. Chelsea Flower Show is the finest example.

LOOK: Scary North Korean Dictator Does A Spot Of Gardening

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

If you're trying to cultivate an image of a maniacal dictator with your finger constantly hovering precariously above the nuclear button, do not relea...

Evolution: Chuck Norris and Angry Birds

Trevor Holland | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

If you spend any amount of time on public transport, particularly in our anti-social, paranoid, abrasive capital city, you'll notice that the vast majority of people neither talk nor look at each other and instead opt to waste away their existences in the soul-destroying cesspool of social media, angry birds, BBC iPlayer and other such pointlessly depressing activities found on smart phones.

Pancake Day and Lent - Why Stop With the Larder or the Confessional?

Lily Bevan | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lily Bevan

How else might we purge, or prune, for the oncoming Spring? Clutter is common after the excesses of the festive period - so why not welcome the length...

Killer Slugs Set To Invade Gardens

Simon Howarth | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Howarth

The 'killer slugs' are actually called Arion vulgaris, or the Spanish Slug, and have devastated crops in regions of Scandinavia. The Spanish Slug has earned the nickname of 'killer slug' as its eating habits include members of its ow

Planting Design for Winter Gardens

MyGardenSchool | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Amongst keen gardeners there is some debate about whether or not to 'tidy up' perennials in Autumn. This really is to stop your garden having lots of brown dead-looking plants in your garden for a few months until they shoot up again.

Garden Design Trends for 2013

MyGardenSchool | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This year - we predict some more radical changes in the world of gardening, reflective of the social and economic and planetary trends we're seeing at a macro level. Some gardening predictions are controversial, some based on what we know is selling, and others simply have a sprinkling of gut feel.