The Great Pallet Hunt: sourcing wood pallets for your garden projects

Wooden Pallets

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling adventure? No, we’re not talking about a trip to the Amazon rainforest or a dive into the Great Barrier Reef. We’re talking about something much closer to home, something that will transform your garden into a wonderland of creativity and sustainability. Yes, folks, we’re talking about the … Read more

Pruning 101: Essential Tips for Healthy Plant Growth

secateurs and pruning

Pruning is a fundamental practice in gardening that promotes healthy plant growth and enhances the overall appearance of plants. It involves the removal of specific parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots, to improve its structure, shape, and vitality. This article will provide you with essential tips and techniques for effective pruning, … Read more

Urban Gardens: How to Create Your Own Green Oasis in the City

Urban Gardens

Urban gardens are a way to bring greenery and potentially fresh produce into the city. Whether you have a small balcony or a larger area, there are options for creating a garden space to suit your needs. With people becoming more conscious of their environmental impact and food quality, urban gardening has become a popular … Read more

Essential Petrol Lawn Mower Upkeep


A well-maintained lawn is an essential aspect of any home, and a petrol lawn mower is a vital tool to achieve that perfect, green carpet. To ensure the best performance and longevity of your petrol lawn mower, it’s essential to regularly carry out proper upkeep tasks. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the … Read more

Hardy Plants for your garden

Lily of the Valley

If you are looking for a garden that can maintain a great appearance, with ease, then hardy plants could be for you. Hardy plants are those that can withstand low temperatures and this makes them great for gardens in the UK. With the ever unpredictable British weather, there aren’t even any guarantees when it comes … Read more

Slow-worms in the garden

Slow Worms in the Garden

Slow-worms are neither slow nor worms… they’re not even snakes, but actually a legless lizard and whilst gardening this weekend a few made themselves known to me. I’ve had quite a few in my garden previously so it wasn’t too much of a surprise to find them in the overgrown raised-bed I was digging over … Read more

7 Delicious Things To Do With Rosemary

7 Delicious Things To Do With Rosemary

I’d thoroughly recommend growing your own rosemary as it’s a very hardy plant, has a great fragrance, and obviously is great to cook with. But it grows… a lot, so I’m often left wondering what else I can do with it. Whether you’ve bought herbs from the shops or grow your own then no one … Read more

Garden Kitchen Ideas

Outdoor BBQ garden kitchen worktop

Your garden really is where the “fun” cooking takes place, we all agree it’s exciting cooking with real fire, so why not make the most of it and build yourself an outdoor garden kitchen? I love the theatre of my pizza oven, entertaining for friends and family, especially when they get to make their own pizzas, … Read more

Praise for the pizza oven

White outdoor pizza oven in a lovely garden

I feel pretty proud that I built my own pizza oven from scratch and guests who come over to eat homemade pizzas are pretty chuffed and jealous in equal measures too! But this week I had the pleasure of getting the following email. Not only had Jim read about my pizza oven on this blog … Read more