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

Inspiration

Inspiration: Bug Hotel

We need insects in our lives in order to maintain the ecosystem and bug hotels have come to be part of the garden aesthetic, so we have put together some DIY hotels you can make yourself!

2016-07-18 16:42:04By Natalie Reynolds

Preloved News

Big Butterfly Count 2016

Launched in 2010, the Big Butterfly Count has rapidly become the wold’s biggest survey of butterflies. Read on to find out more about this year's Big Butterfly Count!

2016-07-15 16:16:05By Natalie Reynolds

Preloved News

National Meadows Day

National Meadows Day takes place every year on the first Saturday of July. Read on to find out what it's all about!

2016-07-02 13:04:05By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Second Hand Plants and Outdoor Furniture

To celebrate National Gardening Week, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best second hand garden-related buys on Preloved for you to get your green fingers on.

2016-04-17 11:53:33By Adele Gardner