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How to create an outdoor kitchen in a garden for entertaining

How to create a garden for entertaining

I’ve just visited a gorgeous small town garden for entertaining. If you are thinking of building an outdoor kitchen, then Dan Cooper, the owner, has the most brilliant tips (see…

July 29th, 2018

Posted In: Decorations/parties, Garden trends & design, Town gardens


Why a small garden needs a big idea

Why a successful small garden needs a big idea

A small garden needs a big idea. You can let a larger garden evolve – and by ‘larger’ I mean any garden more than about 100ft long or quarter of…

July 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Middlesized country, Town gardens


Add zing to your garden with a vibrant flower, such as Dahlia Fashion Monger.

How to update your garden on a budget

If you want to update your garden on a budget, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show has lots of good ideas. There are, of course, the top show gardens, where the…

July 8th, 2018

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening on a budget


We kept this shed makeover simple

How to upcycle and organise the shed

I’ve been meaning to organise the shed for years. It was cold, messy and full of clutter, with nowhere to put anything. So seeds and tools started to spread around…

July 1st, 2018

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Sheds/sanctuaries


Paint fences in town gardens

15 easy affordable ideas for town gardens

Do you like your town gardens beautifully designed? Or do you prefer the upcycled look? Where do you put your veg patch? It’s always fascinating to see how different town…

June 17th, 2018

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Town gardens


Escape to the beach with Whitstable Open Gardens…

Whitstable Open Gardens is held every year in June for the NGS. But even if you’re nowhere near Kent, let me treat you to a few of the summery seaside garden…

June 3rd, 2018

Posted In: Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Town gardens


How to start a successful garden from scratch

Starting a garden from scratch is both a challenge and  a privilege. When Sarah Langton-Lockton bought her 1920s house, the garden was overgrown to the point of dereliction. It all…

May 27th, 2018

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Town gardens


The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – what it means for your garden

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show or ‘Chelsea’, as it’s known in the gardening world, is our Fashion Week. The celebs may dip in and out, but the trends percolate down…

May 21st, 2018

Posted In: Garden trends & design


Edible daylilies and more exciting plants you can eat from Incredible Edibles by Matthew Biggs

Daylilies are edible – how to eat from your flowerbed

‘Daylilies are edible’ I said to our guests. ‘So we’re going to dig some up this weekend and eat them.’ Everyone was very positive (although they may have been secretly…

April 8th, 2018

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Grow-your-own


Inspiring indoor garden pot and planter ideas

It can be difficult to find the right indoor garden pot for your newly fashionable house plant. The chain stores, such as B&Q and Ikea, do a good line in…

February 17th, 2018

Posted In: Container gardening, Garden trends & design


Youtube gardening - who to follow

YouTube gardening – discover a new world of garden gurus…

YouTube gardening videos are a very useful resource. If you want to know how to prune roses, make a raised bed or plant potatoes, seeing it on video is fast,…

February 4th, 2018

Posted In: Garden trends & design


What is ‘re-wilding’ and why does it matter to you?

I first heard the term ‘re-wilding’ at Glee 2017, the horticultural trades show. It’s one of the big new trends in gardening. It means appreciating, re-introducing or conserving the wild…

January 21st, 2018

Posted In: Garden trends & design, Wildlife & eco