• Primula
    Gardening

    Primulas – How to Divide these Perennials for Free Plants

    What is a primula? Primulas are a family of perennial plants that include primroses and polyanthus. Primroses have short stemmed flowers and polyanthus have long stemmed flowers. Perennial plants are plants that come back year after year. They grow by forming clumps that get larger and larger. This is…

  • Plug plant
    Gardening

    Plants by Post – what to do with them!

    Have you ever bought plants by post? Have you ever seen them advertised and wondered if it is a good idea? Do you worry about the quality? Or indeed, what to do with the when you get them. Well, this article will answer all your questions and set you…

  • Fruit jelly / jam
    Craft,  Gardening

    Best Fruit Jelly/Jam Recipe Ever!

    So, you have all that fruit either from your garden or the hedgerows. Now what do you do with  it all? Well this fruit jam (fruit jelly) is gorgeous and so easy to make. No complicated quantities to remember and no specialist equipment needed. Just use your normal kitchen…

  • Watering shrub cutting
    Gardening

    Free Shrubs from Cuttings!

    Everyone likes something for free and I am definitely no exception. Free shrubs are a great way of saving money and developing your garden. I love growing things in the garden from seed or from cuttings. If you are interested in growing from seed then take a look at…

  • Completed Mosaic Table
    Craft,  Gardening

    How to Make a Mosaic Table

    Last year I broke a glass topped table and I upcycled it using decoupage. You can see that project here. That worked really well so this year I thought I would try upcycling the same table again using mosaic tiles. It worked really well and looks really professional as…

  • Forsythia
    Gardening

    Top 10 Garden Tasks for April

    April is a really busy time in the garden. Despite the massive variety of weather that we can get in April all the plants really spring into life and require some attention. I think that it is an exciting time in the garden as all the greens are fantastically…

  • Lavender Hedge
    Gardening

    How to grow a Lavender Hedge for £1

    Yes, you read that correctly. A whole lavender hedge for £1. In this post I will show you exactly how I did it, not once but twice (we moved house)! I love lavender plants in the garden and I adore harvesting the lavender and making lavender gifts for friends…

  • Daffodils
    Gardening

    Essential Garden Tasks for March

    There are many garden tasks for March but it all depends on the weather. These are my top 10 tasks that I will be trying to get done. It is that time of year where you could be getting lovely, sunny, warm days or you could be under a…

  • Gardening

    Make your own leaf mould

    What could be better for your garden and the environment than making your own leaf mould? In the autumn (fall) simply gather up your fallen leaves and help them to form leaf mould. It is so easy and you can use it as a mulch or soil improver the…

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