Gardening Guides

  1. Climbing Plants for Your Trellis

    Climbing Plants for Your Trellis

    Garden Trellis and Climbing Plants – A Match Made in Heaven

    A plant climbing up trellis is one of the most beautiful sights in the garden. It is a wonderful example of how a manmade object can help nature flourish.

    Garden trellis (also known as lattice) often features on fence panels, arbours, arches and screens. Whilst it looks pretty in its own right, once adorned with climbing plants it becomes spectacular.

    If you’d like some ideas about the best plants to use with garden lattice then please read on.

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  2. Container Gardening - A Guide to Using Planters and Plant Containers

    Container Gardening - A Guide to Using Planters and Plant Containers

    Why Are Planters and Plant Containers So Useful?

    You’ve done it, I’ve done it - everyone’s done it. I’m on about buying a plant when you know that your garden is full.

    The plant is delivered and then you have to find a home for it.

    Or you may have a patio garden. All concrete and paving slabs. No greenery to be seen within the confines of your brick enclosure.

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  3. The Most Popular Climbing Plants and How to Care for Climbers

    The Most Popular Climbing Plants and How to Care for Climbers

    Bare walls, fencing and obelisks are just waiting for a climber or two. Or maybe three. This little lot will clothe your naked vertical surfaces in no time at all. And that can only be good news.

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  4. On the Up – Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg on a Fence Panel

    On the Up – Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg on a Fence Panel

    Everyone likes the idea of a bit of GIY (grow it yourself) but some are put off by lack of space. And a shortage of time. After all, allotment waiting lists can be long and a dedicated two days a week to keeping a plot

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  5. Transforming London with Energy Garden

    Transforming London with Energy Garden

    A short while ago, we caught up with Luke Jones, Project Manager of Energy Garden, to talk about the Energy Garden project, what it is, and how it is helping bring colour and life to some of London's busiest

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  6. Thrive-ing in the garden

    Thrive-ing in the garden

    Last month, we caught up with Neil Wilcox, Information Officer at Thrive, about how gardening can help people from all walks of life build confidence, skills, and relationships. We look at some of the work that Thrive does, how you can get involved,

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  7. Bringing people and gardens together

    Bringing people and gardens together

    Featured image: Darren Ema and Nicky planting some purple sprouting broccoli in the greenhouse

    We caught up with Ken over at People and Gardens to find out more about their work and

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  8. An Interview with Incredible Vegetables

    An Interview with Incredible Vegetables

    Recently, we caught up with Mandy Barber from Incredible Vegetables to find out all about how she started growing vegetables, how she has become one of the main g

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  9. No dig gardening with Stephanie Hafferty

    No dig gardening with Stephanie Hafferty

    Last month we spoke to Stephanie Hafferty to find out all about no dig gardening, and how you can turn homegrown food into favourite dishes and even natural products for the home. Find out all about what Stephanie does in our interview below.

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  10. Community projects with SweetTree Farming for All

    Community projects with SweetTree Farming for All

    Last month, we caught up with SweetTree Farming for All to find out more about their Care Farm project and some of the other work they do with the community. Check out our interview with them below.

    Our interview with SweetTree Farming for

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