Hints & Tips

Caring for Your Garden in Winter

After a busy gardening season, you can finally put your feet up and plan for next year. However, you're not off the hook quite yet; there are still some tasks you can do in your garden or allotment to ensure your plants and equipment survive the winter.

2016-11-07 00:00:50By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

Seed Gathering - How to Enjoy Your Favourite Plants Over and Over

As the growing season comes to a close it is time to turn our attention to seed gathering. It's the best way to stock up on your favourite plants for nothing! Keep on reading to find out how to gather seeds effectively.

2016-10-17 00:00:11By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Houseplants - Bringing Nature Indoors

Nowadays, outdoor space is becoming premium with more and more people living in flats and in cities. Therefore, we want to dedicate a post to houseplants and décor.

2016-09-09 00:00:46By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Beneficial Weeds. From the Soil to the Plate

Weeds have existed for a very, very long time. And while, yes, this probably means that they will always come back to haunt us, it also means that human beings have lived with them for hundreds of years; to the extent that some weeds actually have a use. We have put together some beneficial weeds that have been used time and time again.

2016-09-06 00:00:02By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

Ponds for Small Spaces

With the increasing awareness on wildlife, many gardening experts are stressing the importance of having water in our gardens, and they have a very valid reason to do so. If you fancy getting stuck in with a project, keep reading!

2016-08-26 00:00:51By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

The Benefits of Companion Planting

As soon as you make the decision to grow your own veg, you will most likely start receiving all sorts of advice from people who have trialled and tested countless techniques. What many people agree on is companion planting. Keep reading for some tips on how to get the most out of your crops.

2016-08-10 00:00:19By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

A History of Allotments. The Grow-Your-Own Revolution

Allotments have also seen a surge in popularity in recent years. In light of National Allotment Week, Preloved wants to look back at how it all began, and to continue to encourage people to grow their own.

2016-08-08 00:00:48By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

How to Attract Bees to Your Garden

It is a common misconception that by having “flowers” one will automatically attract the right kind of insects to one’s garden. Different insects require different types of flower to survive. Keep on reading to discover which flowers are suitable to cater to bees.

2016-07-23 17:20:35By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

In recent years experts have seen a decline in numbers of butterflies and moths, so here at Preloved we want to educate our readers on what plants are ideal to help out these fluttery insects.

2016-07-21 17:18:05By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

How to Attract Wildlife to Your Garden

It doesn’t matter if your garden is small, rented, paved over or you don’t even have a garden. There is always a way! Here are some ideas to get inspired, we certainly are!

2016-07-20 17:08:21By Natalie Reynolds