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How To Water Your Plants When You Go On Holiday

Don't let your plants suffer from lack of water when you are on holidayPlants need not suffer from lack of water when you go away on holiday; getting the neighbours to look after them is always the...
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Best trees for autumn colour

Add a touch of autumn fire to your outdoor space The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 70 years on the throne. She would like us all to plant a tree...
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Which botanical garden is the most Instagrammable to visit in the UK this summer?

Visiting gardens is one of the Brits favourite pastimes Our research has crowned the Eden Project as the most Instagrammable botanical garden to visit in the UK this summer. Our gardening experts have...
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12 Reasons to grow a tree

Climate change is potentially catastrophic but it can be averted if enough of us plant a tree This year, 2022, is the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, she has been on the throne for 70 years, and...
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How To Save Water In The Garden; 10 Top Tips

Help the environment and reduce your work by saving water in the gardenSave rainwater. Install as many water butts as possible.Use a seep hose. Placing the hose just under the soil ensures that the...
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Tree trivia

Trees are one of the most important organisms on earth in so many ways 2022 marks 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II being on the throne and to mark this Platinum Jubilee she has instigated the Queen’s...
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Best trees to grow in pots

No garden? No problem, grow a tree in a container This year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to commemorate this she has initiated the Queen’s Green Canopy where we are all encouraged to plant a...
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Looking good

STORE OPEN 7 DAYS; MONDAY - SATURDAY 09:00 - 5:30, SUNDAY 10:00 - 5:00 Our Outdoor Plant department is looking fabulous and packed with colour and planting ideas for you to achieve your own little bit...
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Best trees for year-round interest

Trees which give more then one season of interest are the best value for a small space This year, 2022, is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 70 years since she ascended to the throne, and as a...
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How To Use Garden Plants To Deter Midges And Mosquitos

Midges and mosquitos can ruin a BBQ or summer eveningMidges and mosquitos can turn a lovely evening socialising in the garden or a BBQ into an irritating nightmare. The little blighters get up your...
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How can I ‘rewild’ my garden?

Easily create a wildlife friendly garden to benefit birds, bees, pollinators and small mammals The simple answer to whether you can 'rewild' your garden is you can't, but you can really benefit...
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How To Cook Banana And Toffee Pancakes On The Traeger Pro 22 Wood Fired Grill

Pancakes are a quick easy dessert to cook on the BBQ and so deliciousThese sweet pancakes are a delicious way to finish your barbecue, and so quick and easy to make. All you need is a griddle, which...
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Best trees for spring blossom

Choose trees for spring beauty, the hope of summer Who doesn’t love spring blossom? Besides being absolutely stunning it’s the hope for better times to come, lighter nights, warmer days, gorgeous...
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How To Cook Crepes With Summer Fruit On The Weber GBS Griddle

End your BBQ with this quick, easy summer dessertWe don’t usually associate barbecues with desserts but there is no reason not to include a few in your repertoire and this crepe dish is really quick...
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How to look after herbaceous perennials in summer

Keep your borders looking spectacular A border overflowing with glorious blooms in summer is the epitome of the English country garden. Although not easy to achieve, when it is at its peak there is...
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July

The forecast for July is continuing to look promising with occasional rain, wind or thunderstorms depending on where you live but on the whole temperatures will remain above average with dry and fine...
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Pros and cons of container gardening

No garden? You can still enjoy the pleasure of growing plants Not all of us are lucky enough to have a garden, many urban dwellers just have a courtyard or balcony, however this is no reason why you...
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How To Cook Herb-Encrusted Boned Leg Of Lamb On The Weber Barbecue Rotisserie

Use a rotisserie attachment for tender, succulent, flavoursome meatThis video was shot in the nursery of Hayes Garden World during one of Gourmet BBQ chef, Richard Holden’s, frequent weekend...
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Asian style pork kebabs cooked on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill

Tasty, aromatic Eastern flavours elevate this humble pork to the sublimeFor a quick, really tasty BBQ dish you can’t get much better than this Asian style pork. All the preparation can be done...
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How to cook King Prawn Pad Thai on the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

Don't have time to prepare meals? Try this quick, easy, delicious stir fryThis recipe is really quick and easy and takes hardly any preparation, especially if you are using straight to wok noodles. It...
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How To Create A Seating Area In Your Garden

Make a sheltered spot to just sit and relax and admire your gardenCreating a comfortable space to relax outside will transform your garden into a proper extension of your home. A dining set on the...
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How To Grow Tomatoes

There nothing tastier or more pleasurable to grow than your own tomatoes. Guides from sowing seed to having tasty juicy tomatoes.
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How To Cook Baked Eggs In A Spicy Tomato Sauce On The Weber Griddle Barbecue Accessory

Spice up breakfast with this egg, tomato and feta cheese dishThis video, featuring Richard Holden the Gourmet BBQ chef, shows you how to cook Spicy Tomatoes with Baked Eggs on the Griddle which is...
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Smoked bacon & mushroom risotto cooked on the Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

Try this delicious easy one-pot supper risotto on the grillWhy not try making a risotto on the BBQ, it’s much easier than you think and is a really tasty one-pot supper dish. Obviously if you want to...
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How To Keep The Slugs And Snails Off Your Vegetables

Slugs and snails can ravage your vegetables - so take action!In the height of the season slugs are a real problem and can decimate your vegetable crop so you need to be really vigilant about dealing...
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How To Add Height To Your Herbaceous Border

Herbaceous border at Sizergh Castle
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How to plant a tree

Enhance your outdoor space, help wildlife and the environment In these times of climate emergency most of us can do a little something to mitigate the negative impact we humans are having on the...
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What Vegetables Can I Grow In Containers And Small Spaces?

Home-grown vegetables are possible in a small space with a limited budgetJust because you don’t have much space doesn’t mean that you can’t save money and have tasty nutritious vegetables. If you are...
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How To Plant Up A Strawberry Hanging Basket

Celebrate summer with your own sweet, tasty, home-grown strawberriesPlanting strawberry plants in a hanging basket is the ideal solution to a shortage of space or if you have a problem with slugs and...
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How to avoid food poisoning from barbecue food

Stay healthy and enjoy delicious food and great company Chicken with balsamic peaches (pictured above) There’s nothing like having a barbecue for family and friends when the weather is gorgeous; great...
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