Quick Reads

Dream Garden: From a New Build to a Japanese Garden

Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies among Brits. We have long advocated for the benefits gardens bring not only to our physical and mental wellbeing, but also our environment. BBC Big Dreams Small Spaces tells us about life after Monty, the trials and tribulations of getting a garden done in time, what they sourced locally and his tips for buyers of a new build.

2017-01-19 00:00:11By Anthony Grimley

Hints & Tips

How to Look after an Orchid

Orchids might just well be the most gifted plant at house-warmings with the ability to fill the giftee with dread. We all know someone who had an orchid in bloom, time passed, the plant lost its flowers to never flower again. So, is it our fault? Or are orchids just a hard plant to keep? Click through to learn how to look after your orchid!

2017-01-12 00:00:53By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

What to Do in the Garden in January

It’s January! And with it comes a new and exciting growing season in the garden. True, March and April are months when things start happening, but nature is always up to something! So, what can we do in our gardens in January?

2017-01-05 00:00:52By Natalie Reynolds


11 Ways To Repurpose a Crib

Cribs are one of those items of furniture that serves its purpose for a limited amount of time. Once your children have outgrown them, they generally cannot fulfil another function; cue the repurposed crib.

2016-12-30 00:00:18By Natalie Reynolds

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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

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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


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

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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