Small can be beautifull and not the gardening disadvantage that you might think. There are so many people who stipulate needing a large garden when buying a property. But the majority of modern houses are set in small plots. There can be great benefits, however. Maybe you shouldn't reject the idea of buying a home in a diminutive plot.
Ever thought about opening your garden to visitors? You dont need a garden that looks like Hampton Court in order to open it to the public. Your garden could be of interest to others, provided it is considered to be worth visiting and to be exceptional in certain respects. You might want to look at joining the NGS open garden scheme. The criteria for open gardens uner the NGS is quality, character and interest. The National Garden Scheme (NGS) reputedly recommends that the garden needs to 'offer 45 minutes of interest to visitors'.
Have you ever fancied having an allotment? It's definitely become a growing trend. There's no time better than NOW to get involved in your local community growing area, should you be lucky enough to have one. It seems that grow your own has enjoyed a surge in popularity over the past decade or so as people appreciate the value of organically-grown, top quality produce together with the enormous satisfaction that can be gained from the entire growing process.
March often comes bowling in 'like a lion' and temperatures can be well down into minus figures. However, as soon as storms have abated, there's not a moment to spare. Here are six garden tasks to attend to as soon as possible - because we all know that the month can end 'like a lamb' and soaring temperatures will result in a fantastic growth spurt outdoors.Read more
Clematis are the vertical stars of the garden and there's good reason why you need to plant them as soon as spring is in the air! It's definitely Clematis time as soon as the days grow longer and the air feels a little warmer.
These versatile climbers are bursting into growth and during early spring, most begin to show new shoots. They might not be immediately noticeable, but there's always a lot going on just beneath the soil in March and April. Why is early spring the best time to plant some of these spectacular climbing plants?Read more
Should you keep up with fashion trends in the garden?
You might not associate plants and gardens as being subject to fashion, but they are indeed. For instance, you can date many gardens by looking at their planting style or choice of hard landscaping materials. Here's a run down of what has been around before, and how you can start to update your outside space.Read more
Does your front garden have kerb appeal? What does the view of your home say about you, and how much does it matter? In fact, do you ever step back to notice how it looks? The chances are that you concentrate on your back garden because its more private and you spend a greater amount of time in it. Front gardens are generally more for show than for play, but they are places through which people walk all year round, whatever the weather.Read more
Does your heart plummet when you think about winter? One of the problems of the season is that its more difficult to spend time outdoors. The daylight hours are short, nights are long, and work often gets in the way of opening the door onto the big wide world. Its not surprising that people suffer from colds, depression and general malaise during this time of year. So, how can you improve your winter?