guide to chopping wood

One of winter’s great simple pleasures is a real, crackling log fire. To help you swing your axe with greater confidence here are...

how do I grow an apple tree

It may be difficult for you to prise yourself from the warm folds of the sofa during the cold winter months, but if you have designs on...

How to plant a colourful garden

The colours you use in your borders or beds are entirely a matter of personal choice, so go ahead; indulge your own tastes and...

Cat in autumn leaves

As summer days in garden draw to a close, use this checklist to make sure you do not overlook any important autumn jobs.

Planting in the garden

Why wait to reap the benefits of a garden in full bloom. Plant for instant success with fast growing shrubs, flowers and edibles....

Lots of colourful flowers

Keep your flower beds bright long into the year with our hints and tips to deadheading, planting and pruning. 

Planning a garden

Draw an outline plan of your garden at the largest possible scale and try to make it as accurate as you can. You will need to establish...

lotus flower in pond

For a pond to attract wildlife and establish a balanced ecosystem you need to furnish it with a range of plants. These tips...

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