Hints & Tips

What to Do in the Garden in May

May is when Mother Nature properly wakes up and gets her act together. All of a sudden, seedlings double in size, weeds triple in size and you find yourself frantically weeding, potting on, and watering. Click through to read all about what to do in your garden in May.

2017-05-06 00:00:41By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

What to Do in the Garden in April

How did April come round so fast? It was only yesterday that we were trying our very best not to get seed-sowing happy. And now it’s seed explosion and everything is starting to grow very quickly. Here is what you can be getting on with in the month of April

2017-04-14 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Greening Grey Britain - Turn a grey area green

What would you say if I told you that you could have an impact on reducing flooding in your area? Or that you could reduce your gas or electricity bill? And you could do both with plants. Did I get your attention? Good. This year, the RHS is urging Brits to add plants to their front garden, cue Greening Grey Britain.

2017-04-06 00:00:42By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

What to Do in the Garden in March

You were in the garden over the weekend, picked up a pot and there it was; a baby slug. Your nemesis, the one thing you dislike with all your might. You turn around, however, and smile. The daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are coming through, the promise of a splash of colour so early in the season. It’s March.

2017-03-02 00:00:00By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Nest Boxes: What Are They And Which Ones Are Best?

If you missed The Big Garden Birdwatch last month but would like to help out wildlife, never fear! With National Nest Box Week taking place, why not add nest boxes to your garden and enjoy the wildlife they will bring? Click through to learn which design is best.

2017-02-13 00:00:35By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

The RSPB Tells Us Why We Should Take Part in The Big Garden Birdwatch

Dig out your binoculars because the Big Garden Birdwatch is coming! From 28th-30th January, many people will be watching expectantly at their garden to see how many birds they can spot. Click through to read an Q&A with the RSPB on the Big Garden Birdwatch!

2017-01-23 00:00:06By RSPB

Inspiration

Find Your Own National Trust Winter Wonderland

If you want to get away from the maddening crowd this weekend, why not get back in touch with nature? There's something very special about country walks in the colder months, with wellies and a woolly hat. Take a thermos with you and have pit stops while the dog round around sending crunchy leaves flying everywhere. Here's what the National Trust recommends.

2016-11-25 00:00:35By National Trust

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