July tasks in the garden

July tasks in the garden

July is the time of year when all our planning and hard work is paying off and we have an outdoor space to be proud of but there are still a few tasks to do, but the emphasis this month is to relax outdoors on comfy garden furniture and fire up the barbie.

Get the RHS Chelsea look

Get the RHS Chelsea look

This blog from David Austin helps you recreate the Chelsea 2024 look in your own garden using a selection of their finest roses.

Aubretia Axcent Antique Rose

Looking good

This blog shows you what is currently looking great in the Outdoor Plant department. Is is just a small selection of the plants we have in stock so a visit to the store is strongly recommended.

Best David Austin Roses For Growing In Containers

Best David Austin Roses For Growing In Containers

David Austin roses are universally loved and flourish in most gardens but don't let the fact that you don't have a garden stop you from growing them. Just choose a large enough container and pot into good quality peat-free compost. Place next to your seat to fully appreciate their glorious scent.

How Do I Plant Up A Container With Summer Bedding Plants?

How Do I Plant Up A Container With Summer Bedding Plants?

Fill your old wellies with cheap summer bedding plants for instant colour A vibrant display of summer bedding need not cost a fortune, just recycle some old wellies, old boots,...

Care for your roses in summer

Care for your roses in summer

Roses are the nations favourite flower and an absolute essential if you are creating a traditional English garden. This blog gives you some tips on how to make them last as long as possible over the growing season.

How To Keep Your Summer Bedding Plants Looking Good Until Autumn

How To Keep Your Summer Bedding Plants Looking Good Until Autumn

One of the stars of the summer are hanging baskets and containers packed with a riot of summer bedding so it makes sense to keep them looking great for as long as possible. Follow these easy tips and you can have them lasting into autumn.

Using the different heat zones on the BBQ

Using the different heat zones on the BBQ

The key to cooking great dishes on the BBQ is to learn how to utilise the different heat zones on the BBQ. If you want more info and how to cook some dishes on the zones just enrol on our Basics BBQ course held in store and you'll quickly be able to expand your recipe range.

Grilled shoulder of lamb with mint sauce on the Traeger Wood Pellet Pro 22 Grill

Grilled shoulder of lamb with mint sauce on the Traeger Wood Pellet Pro 22 Grill

For many of us the epitome of spring is a roast leg of lamb and this blog and video show just how easy it is to cook this iconic dish outdoors on the BBQ. Not only is it easy it is incredibly moist and full of flavour. The one essential bit of BBQ kit is a digital temperature probe which allows you to cook the meat to exactly the right temerature.

Grilling ‘Beer Can’ Chicken On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Grilling ‘Beer Can’ Chicken On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

Beer can chicken is one of the classic BBQ recipes and this video takes you through the steps to producing this incredibly juicy chicken. Even if you don't have a BBQ it can easily be cooked in the oven. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for news of the next free weekend BBQ demo.

How to cook tropical fruit sundae on the Weber Master-Touch BBQ

How to cook tropical fruit sundae on the Weber Master-Touch BBQ

Desserts cooked on the BBQ are incredibly easy and are the perfect way to finish off a BBQ. This tropical sundae has been concocted using pineapple but you could just as easy use mango, peaches or banana.

Using garden plants to deter midges and mosquitos

Using garden plants to deter midges and mosquitos

Midges and mosquitos can ruin a summer BBQ, but there are a few things you can do to deter the little blighters. Many of the solutions, such as planting herbs also benefit your cooking, just add to the grill to infuse your food with the aromatics.

How to keep your plants alive when you go on holiday

How to keep your plants alive when you go on holiday

Don't let your plants suffer from lack of water when you are on holiday Plants need not suffer from lack of water when you go away on holiday; getting the...

Best David Austin Roses For A Small Garden

Best David Austin Roses For A Small Garden

This blog picks some of the best David Austin roses to give you great value for money in your small space garden; scent, compact growth and repeat flowering. They give you fantastic value for money, lasting for many years with very little maintenance.

How To Grow Dwarf Beans In A Container

How To Grow Dwarf Beans In A Container

Dwarf Beans are ideal for small spaces, easily grown in a pot Many Dwarf bean varieties are suitable for growing in small spaces, yielding a surprisingly high number of beans....

Grow Stunning Shrub Roses

Grow Stunning Shrub Roses

The rose is the UKs most popular flower, and with good reason, it looks gorgeous, smells delicious and is happy in a great variety of conditions. What's more there are more sizes than any other shrub, from small miniatures to huge ramblers and in the middle are these beautiful shrub roses.