May

May

May is that wonderful time of the year when the garden is just about to burst into glorious bloom. This article sets out all those tasks you need to do to achieve floriferous results. Don't forget to watch Chelsea Flower Show coverage on TV to get bags of inspiration and serious plant envy!

How To Choose Your Ideal Wooden Bench

How To Choose Your Ideal Wooden Bench

Wooden benches are our biggest seller so we have put together this guide to help you select the right bench for your needs. Delivery is free on all orders over £50 to mainland UK destinations. If you need any help choosing just pop into store or call the Customer Services team.

How To Diagnose What's Wrong With Your Tomatoes

How To Diagnose What's Wrong With Your Tomatoes

There is nothing quite like the taste of home grown tomatoes but there are problems which can occur and ruin your crop. This blog gives you some ideas of how to solve these problems and salvage your crop.

How To Grow A Profusion Of Paeonies

How To Grow A Profusion Of Paeonies

Paeonies produce the most luscious blooms, unfortunately they don't last long but they are worth a place in the herbaceous border. They can be quite tricky to grow but if you follow these tips you should be successful.

How To Grill Lamb Leg Steaks With Rosemary And Garlic On The Weber Q1200 BBQ

How To Grill Lamb Leg Steaks With Rosemary And Garlic On The Weber Q1200 BBQ

Spring lamb is super tasty and this recipe is ideal for those tender lamb leg steaks. With just the addition of some rosemary and garlic you can easily impress your guests, just follow the step-by-step instructions in the video.

How do I grow aubretia?

How do I grow aubretia?

What better to herald the arrival of spring than a cascade of purple You know spring has arrived when you see walls covered in a purple waterfall of Aubretia. This...

How do I grow peas and beans?

How do I grow peas and beans?

Pease and beans are easy to grow and great if you are a beginner or want to get kids into gardening. You don't even need a garden as they can be grown in containers.

How to grow primulas

How to grow primulas

Plant Primulas to perk up those dull winter days Primula are a large genus of brightly coloured plants of approximately 500 species, by far the most are sold from late...

How to plant daffodil bulbs

How to plant daffodil bulbs

Daffodils are a joyous introduction to spring and one of the most popular flowers, both in the garden and growing wild. This blog will give you some idea of what has gone wrong when they don't flower well.

How to care for roses in April

How to care for roses in April

Give your roses a little bit of care in April and they will bloom beautifully for the rest of the season. Even if you only have a small backyard you can still grow roses in a large container, they just need a little bit of extra care.

Spring plants to give you colour underneath a mixed native hedge

Spring plants to give you colour underneath a mixed native hedge

Many of us are embracing a more wildlife friendly approach to gardening and a mixed native hedge is one of the best ways to provide a range of environmental benefits. This blog gives you some idea of what to plant at the base in spring before the hedge breaks into leaf and the hedge bottom becomes too dark.

Trees to give you spring colour

Trees to give you spring colour

Most of us can grow a tree even if it is only in a container in the backyard. They provide a whole range of wildlife benefits and help combat global warming so why not buy one which will light up your spring. This blog gives you a range of trees which will look attractive at the start of the season.

Lyth Valley damsons

Lyth Valley damsons

This blog shares our love of local produce and the unique Lyth Valley damsons are recognised as a huge asset to this beautiful valley just a few miles west of Kendal.

Best spring bedding plants for containers and hanging baskets

Best spring bedding plants for containers and hanging baskets

Annual bedding plants are a simple way to add instant colour to a dull backyard or to provide a focal point in the garden. Spring is the time to start looking at our containers and begin to get our outdoor space ready to welcome family and friends.

How To Clean Synthetic Rattan Garden Furniture

How To Clean Synthetic Rattan Garden Furniture

This blog explains how to keep your rattan weave garden furniture looking in tip tip condition for as long as possible. Good quality rattan furniture needs practically no maintenance just a little attention in spring, even less if it has been covered all winter.

How To Bring The Delights Of Spring Into Your Garden

How To Bring The Delights Of Spring Into Your Garden

Most of us love the arrival of spring and the promise of better weather just around the corner. This blog will give you ideas on how to transform your garden into a springtime wonderland.