A few reasons why a fountain is better than a pond

Have you ever considered a fountain? Perhaps you’ve been put off by the thought of installing electrics, rerouting the water source..? It all appears a bit complex at first glance- but wait, there’s another option. You can install your own gloriously Italianate feature fountain, without any wiring, outdoor plugs or water source’ The only water…

QVC May 2019 highlights

Hydrangea Rembrandt Named Rembrandt as, every three weeks, the colour-changing blooms begin to miraculously transform – just like an artists palette. Bred for their compact size and robust anti-snap stems, the flowers are small but they arrive en masse and smother the entire canopy throughout summer and into autumn. The new Hydrangea series has taken…

Join QVC for the Enjoy Your Garden event

If you’re in need of inspiration for your garden, QVC’s Enjoy Your Garden extravaganza is where to find it! Taking place on Saturday 11th May 2019, you can find everything you need to get your garden in gear for a relaxing early summer – from fetching new plants to beautiful decor and furniture. How the…

5 reasons why you need garden lighting

There’s a new buzzword in garden design and it’s called “lightscaping”. Now, garden lighting might not be the first thing you think about when you buy or rent a house, but it really makes a difference to your garden – and not just a visual difference. Getting the right lighting for your garden brings with…

Transform your garden on Easter weekend 2019

Not only will this Easter provide a chance for us to indulge in some chocolate eggs – it also coincides with a huge  event on QVC all about transforming your garden for spring and summer! Now that the weather has picked up and we’re finally seeing temperatures into the twenties, it’s the perfect time to…

QVC April 2019 highlights

March has been a busy month at QVC, we’ve had the flower filled Garden Day and we launched some new themed shows, such as Grow Eat Love, full of yummy edibles! People are starting to realise that you can get much better flavour from the fruit and veg you grow at home, and it’s sooo…

101 things I’d rather be doing than weeding

Aside from cleaning the garden shed, weeding is probably at the top of every gardener’s list of jobs that they’d ditch if they could. It’s a super time-intensive job, and just when you think you’ve got all the weeds, five more pop up! There are plenty of weedkillers on the market, but many of them…

The luxury of Lilies

It’s not uncommon to lust after the luxury of Lilies. However, the LO hybrids are really quite special. They are hybridised between Longiflorum (a.k.a. trumpet lilies) and Oriental lilies, and the result is not only magical, but a jolly good garden plant too! With these Lilies, you really get the best of both worlds. You…

QVC March 2019 highlights

It has been another very busy month for me at QVC, we’ve had some blockbusting shows full of innovative new plants and products. We are starting to come into the spring now, and have some interesting new shows to launch too, with themes such as “urban jungle” and “grow, eat, love”. Stay tuned for more…

Everything you need to know about growing strawberries

These little red fruits are a summer favourite. With their sweet flavour and bright colouring, strawberries can bring joy to any garden. But is there a secret to getting the perfect fruit? In this post I take a look at how to grow strawberries – and even unearth a weirdly cool variety. The history of…

The secret of ground cover plants

Ground cover plants do exactly as they say – they cover the ground. The main reason you would want these types of plants in your garden is to make it really hard for weeds to grow. Ground cover plants help to prevent weed germination, meaning one less job on your garden to-do list.   Ground…

How to up your kerb appeal in just 1 hour

We all know the drill when it comes to tidying up the inside of a house: a little vacuuming here, a little dusting there, and top it all off with a scented candle. But what about outside? Thanks to the many different types of weather we sustain in the UK, the exterior of our houses…