Mulching makes sense

Mulching makes sense simply because it solves or reduces the impact of so many problems. Mulching is adding a layer of organic material over your soils to protect plants from the cold, reduce water loss in the summer, improve soil AND can completely stop weeds...

Autumn & Winter Colour

Autumn/Winter Gardens, plants & green landscapes are good for you! Increasing research results indicate that gardening is good for you, plants improve your local environment & greenery improves your health and wellbeing. Whether you live in an apartment, or a house,...

Spring is natures way of saying “let’s party” – Robin Williams

Spring is a time of new growth & fresh beginnings. Spring flowers bulbs such as Snowdrops, Crocus, Daffodils & Tulips are the natural way to lift your garden & yourself out of the winter blues. Spring is natures way of saying "let's party" - Robin Williams The very...

Happy New Year! It’s spring time!

What? 'Happy New Year! It's spring time'? From a gardening point of view September could be described as your gardens NEW YEAR. Any new tasks and actions you take are in preparation for spring. This couldn't be more true than spring flowering bulbs planting time....

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. 

Carnivorous Plants

There is something really fascinating about plants that eat insects. It doesn't really compute in our brains. Carnivorous plants? Really, is that possible? The easiest and most popular to grow are Venus Fly Traps, Sundews and Pitcher plants and hey all need similar...

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Watering in Summer 2018

As gardeners and even non gardeners the summer weather this year is superb. Plants are flourishing and pests and diseases are too bad either. However, the elephant in the greenhouse, is the potential of water shortages and hosepipe bans. Watering in summer 2018 is a...

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