How to keep your garden happy in hot weather

Are you finding it a struggle to keep your outdoor plants going in the current hot weather?  Here are 3 tips for your containerised plants: 1. Water in the evening, just before bed time. You will find it easier when the temperatures have dropped. Your plants will take up water better overnight. 2. Is something really…

The ideal plants to keep in a motorhome!

Want to add some colour to your living space, or improve the air quality indoors? This handy infographic by Comfort Insurance highlights the best plants that can be kept indoors, or if you’re a motorhome/caravan owner; they can come on the road with you without the need for constant watering. These indoor plants are relatively…

What is a mulching mower? Reduce your lawn care time by up to 30%!

Gardens are not made by singing ‘oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” Rudyard Kipling could not have been more on target when it comes to the labour involved with any patch of green, especially big lawns. Long hours of mowing, collecting and fertilizing are part and parcel of your backyard’s upkeep. Enter grasscycling:…

Quench your thirst for botanical knowledge with gin!

Are you a bit of plant geek? Do you like the occasional tipple? Why not quench your thirst for botanical knowledge whilst you sip your gin! To celebrate World Gin Day on 9th June, Jo Farish of The Gin Garden explores five botanical flavours that influence the gin that we drink! Gin is a liquid…

20 totally cool facts about cucumbers!

World Cucumber Day is being celebrated on June 14th, so I felt it was the perfect time to delve into the world of this intriguing green fruit. After all, what else is 2 foot long, 95% water and able to cure a squeaky hinge?! Cucumbers originate from south East Asia. Cucumbers can be up to…