Need some Garden Therapy? Here’s how a Hoedown can help!

A Hoedown is what I called my Garden Consultation Service, purely because ‘Garden Consultation’ sounds so boring! Someone called it Garden Therapy as they were feeling so stressed and overwhelmed by their garden and not enjoying it all!  Others have found it really...

4 top tips for combating slugs this year

I have a very laid back tendency towards my garden – if things don’t do well well ‘it was not meant to be’ and I generally have quite a hands off approach believing that plants need to survive for themselves rather than be molly-coddled.  But...

Top Six Plants for attracting Insects to your Garden

We’re told time and time again how important our gardens are in keeping the country green and that our plots are a mecca for pollinating insects.  The trick is to provide a wide variety of flowering plants as they are often designed with particular insects in mind....
Flowers to make you change your mind about yellow!

Flowers to make you change your mind about yellow!

Early Spring seems to be the season of yellow: Daffodils, Winter Aconites, Primroses, Crocosus but lots of people have a thing against yellow flowers in their gardens, and I have to admit I was one of them!  I’m not sure why it is, perhaps yellow was unfashionable, a...
Colour for your July Garden

Colour for your July Garden

Typically, we think of July as Summertime in Britain.  Hampton Court Flower Show, Wimbledon and The Proms all feature this month and are markers of a British Summer.  Then picture the quintessentially British Summer Garden and I bet you see beds of jumbled up Cottage...
Maintaining your Garden

Maintaining your Garden

I’ve just read this article about a community in London crowdfunding for a Community Gardener.  The appeal builds on the 10xGreener project, which has seen a BBC TV crew following the local community’s attempts to make a single street, Daubeney Road, ten times...