if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre

The best gardening supplies – what you really need now

Garden supplies - kit that really works

'Gardening supplies' is a funny term. It covers a whole category of extremely useful things that make gardening much easier. In the past, I used to muddle along with anything…

June 26th, 2016 - Shop

8 effective tips for narrow town garden success

Lush planting and gravel in a narrow town garden

If you live in a town or village, you probably have a long narrow town garden - shady, over-looked and lacking in space. But whatever your gardening style - classic,…

June 19th, 2016 - Garden style & living

How to renovate a garden without losing its magic

Cotinus and cow parsley

Would you renovate a garden? Or would you just call in the diggers and start again from scratch? But you may miss out if you clear it completely. Garden maker…

June 12th, 2016 - Gardening know how

Win a set of Baby Bio Outdoor liquid feed

Win a set of Baby Bio Outdoor: 75ml Fruit & Vegetables + 75ml Flowers & Shrubs

Baby Bio and The Middlesized Garden are offering three sets of Baby Bio Outdoor liquid feed to be won, so that you can do the Baby Bio Big Boost Challenge.…

June 8th, 2016 - Competition

Garden trends 2016 – the best ideas for YOUR garden

airy pruning at RHS Chelsea 2016

Garden trends 2016. Which ones are going to last? What will add wow factor to your garden? And having decided which new ideas you like - how do you actually…

June 5th, 2016 - Garden style & living

Your best garden pots ever – 6 tips for brilliant container gardening

Thriller, spiller, filler container planting

What's the secret of stunning garden pots? Expensive containers? Choosing the right plants? Having an artistic eye for arrangement? Maybe. But we've all seen wonderful displays of common plants in…

May 29th, 2016 - Container gardening

My 10 most useful and inspiring gardening books

My 10 best gardening books

Are gardening books dead? Can't we get all the info we need free off the internet? The best gardening books are the ones you go back to again and again.…

May 22nd, 2016 - Shop

How to plant a border like a pro

Show garden at Chelsea

It's Garden Show time! Over the next few months you'll see glorious borders bursting with colour. On TV programmes, in magazines, in professionally-run gardens... But how can we achieve those…

May 15th, 2016 - Gardening know how

Foliage – the forgotten secret of spring garden success

Stipa tenuissima spring foliage

Do you mainly think about the flowers when you're planning your garden? I do. I can't remember when I last chose a plant specifically for its foliage. But foliage is often…

May 8th, 2016 - Garden style & living

How to use garden fertiliser for amazing results

I couldn't say that my garden is 'perfectly balanced.' It has its moments, but can be a bit scrappy close-up...

Is your garden soil is perfectly balanced? Do you maintain its condition with regular composting? If so, you probably don’t need garden fertiliser. But who keeps their middle-sized garden soil…

May 1st, 2016 - Gardening know how

How to plan your garden this year

White scyllas

At last, the garden is green rather than brown. The time to plan your garden is almost over. Certainly it's time for me to stop planning and start doing. It's…

April 24th, 2016 - Gardening know how

The Great Decluttering Myth & the magic of one garden shed…

Old chemists cabinet for seed storage

There's no doubt about it - de-cluttering your desk, home or garden shed can help you feel more in control. But something is lost, too. A completely decluttered life has fewer…

April 17th, 2016 - Garden style & living

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