Summer Living

Whether starting the day with tea and toast on the patio, relaxing in the shade, dining alfresco, or watching the sun setting with a cool drink, what better place to spend summer than in the garden. Bright mornings, sunny days and warm balmy evenings tempt us outside...
Summer Roses

More Summer Roses?

Summer roses are still one of the most popular garden plants in the UK. gone are the days, for most of us, of long beds of the same variety of roses & with the introduction of new varieties including the great English Roses from David Austin roses are more often...

Wasps, friend or foe?

If you're been stung by a wasp, and most of us will have at some point, then wasps are definitely a foe. For the gardener and the British countryside wasps are amazing pest controllers. "Wasps are hugely beneficial to their native ecosystems due to the sheer amount of...

It Happens Every Spring

This movie poster (adapted) from the 1949 movie 'It Happens every Spring' sums up the UK spring to a tee! No idea how the good the film is, 7/10 (IMDB) is impressive. We can all think it's the time of year for all our summer planting and then May........ .....flicks...

Ask the expert

The expert team is lead by Neil Grant who is also BBC Radio Sheffield  garden expert.  In our daily team we always have the expertise here to answer your questions and give advice. Listen to Neil every Sunday morning from 9 on BBC Radio Sheffield. 

Balcony planting

Balcony planting

Spring in the UK has always been unpredictable ans always will be. It's warm, it's cold, it in between. It's difficult to know when to start certain activities and it can catch us all out. The daily temperatures affect air & soil. Air temperatures fluctuate...

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