The Hügelkultur method
How do you make a Hügelkultur? A hügelkultur has a simple design and is a lasagne like layering of materials that is built up to form a hill. So, if you have a lot of garden waste such as leaves wood and lawn clippings cluttering up the landscape don’t throw it out! Use it to create a fun and rewarding Horticultural experiment.
‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.’ – Charles Dickens, Great Expectation
Summer gardening tips
Summer is well and truly underway, and it is one of the busiest and most rewarding times of the year when it comes to our gardens.
Easy to grow vegetables!
Whether you’re wanting to become more self-sufficient or just wanting to try your hand at something new we are sharing our top tips to make the most of the space you have!
Woodlands are an important and highly valued landscape and design feature. The majority of woodlands we enjoy today are formed through well managed woodland schemes, without this many species of woodland flora and fauna would not flourish in the way they do today.
Wildlife Garden Plants
Increasingly, wildlife is in need of and finding safe havens in our gardens. Introducing certain plants and features within garden designs helps encourage a wide variety of species of wildlife including birds, bats and hedgehogs.
Here Comes The Sun… Summer Gardening by Enzo Montella
Its turning out to be a cracking summer so far, after a winter that had the horticultural tricky combination of waterlogged ground followed by sub-zero temperatures, it’s all come together nicely!
Gardening in November!
The bright and colourful resplendent autumnal days are making way fast for fresh and cooler winter days. Whilst the array of colours outside start to fade and all you want to do is cosy up inside with a log fire and warm duvet, your plants will also appreciate a little wrapping up too! Bubble wrap is perfect to keep your container plants warm and insulated.
A life without love is like a year without summer
Forget the talk of laze, hazy days of summer – in the garden this is one of our busiest and most rewarding times of the year when all the hard work you’ve put in over previous months pays dividends in an explosion of colour in the flower borders and goodies in the veg garden.
“April prepares her green traffic light – and the world thinks go!”
If there’s one word that sums up this month in the garden it’s the word ‘busy’ because that’s what you can expect to be as we enter the growing season and one of the busiest and most rewarding times of the gardening year.