Grow Your Own

  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. Late Summer in the Greenhouse

    Late Summer in the Greenhouse

    Practical Greenhouse Tips for Late Summer 

    It’s been a scorcher of a summer so far and every plant in your greenhouse has worked hard to thrive and survive. Take some time to get your greenhouse ship shape and carry out those summer greenhouse tasks. 

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  4. Never Feed Lettuce to A Rabbit (And Other Dangerous Plants in The Garden)

    Never Feed Lettuce to A Rabbit (And Other Dangerous Plants in The Garden)

    The majority of plants are lovely, friendly additions to your garden. All fluffy, colourful and pretty. Even sweet smelling. 

    Others are laced with danger. A little bit of research into potential newcomers, and existing incumbents, may reveal a darker side lurking in your beds, borders and containers. 

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. How to start a container garden

    Whether you’re a city dweller and don’t have room for an entire garden or prefer to stay indoors, starting a container garden can be the perfect solution for those looking for a convenient way to grow beautiful plants and fresh vegetables

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  8. Getting kids gardening with The Pumpkin Patch

    Getting kids gardening with The Pumpkin Patch

    Earlier this month, we spoke with Lisa Fearn from The Pumpkin Patch to talk about the importance of getting children into gardening and the valuable skills they can learn from doing so. Lisa spoke t

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  9. Your ultimate guide to gardening: Infographic

    Your ultimate guide to gardening: Infographic

    Need to know what to do in your garden but don't know where to start? We've looked at 4 key areas for gardening and provided 5 top tips for each to help you make a start on your garden. Our 4 key areas of focus are:

    1. Seasonal
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  10. Growing vegetables with Mark’s Veg Plot

    Growing vegetables with Mark’s Veg Plot

    We spoke with Mark from Mark's Veg Plot about the space you need to have your own veg plot, the difference between top and potting soil, and how to choose vegetables suitable for your g

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