If you haven’t yet watched ‘A Life on Our Planet’ a nature and ecology documentary starring Sir David Attenborough, you need to schedule a living-room sitting as soon as possible. The broadcaster recounts the most memorable aspects of his life and reveals the shocking changes that have taken place over the 94 years since he has lived on the planet Earth. But why should any of us care, and what's it got to do with gardens?Read more
Lucky or not?
Is there such thing as being lucky? Does bad luck come in threes? If you break a mirror, do you expect seven years of negative happenings? What about that black cat that crossed your path yesterday? Do you walk around ladders rather than under them, avoid the number 13, take care to hang a horseshoe so that the luck doesn’t run out of the opening and expect a portion of doom if you knock over the salt pot?
We've lost touch with nature. It impacts in quite serious ways. As more and more people live in towns and cities, our souls are crying out to connect with the things they need. How can we help ourselves?
How many people break their New Year's Resolutions?
Are we setting ourselves up for failure when we make those New Years Resolutions? It seems that around 88% of people fail to achieve their goals, and by the end of February a high proportion cant even remember what they resolved to change in their lives. Here are the reasons why we do it and five top tips for success:Read more
You can improve your mental health with two natural chemicals that are naturally-produced. How can you produce these magic items that are said to be largely responsible for our mental health and emotional wellbeing? Through gardening! We always said it's good for you, and it's all because of the hormones that gardens help you to produce.
Big is beautiful when it comes to home and office plants. In fact, huge house plants create an ambience that is stronger and more powerful than any single contributor when it comes to interior design. Soft furnishings, furniture and the latest gadgets are desirable (for some), but house plants take the biscuit when it comes to bringing a space alive.Read more
How to cope with dark evenings and why indoor gardening is good for you.
After the clocks turn back in autumn, its time to enjoy cosy evenings indoors rather than out. Theres no reason to abandon your gardening delight, however. There are plenty of ways in which to enjoy indoor gardening whilst still appreciating your autumn and winter garden on the other side of the window pane. One of the most rewarding things you can do is to give yourself the visual treat of a little lighting in the garden. You dont want to flood the space with artificial brightness, however. This disturbs the natural world and confuses wildlife.
How to light your gardenRead more