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Traditional appeal: why we love Holly and Ivy

Holly and ivy have been in British gardens for centuries. They’re great plants to grow, and they have fascinating stories as well, bringing history as well as beauty into the garden.

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From Scandinavia with love

Scandinavian themed interiors are based on simplicity, minimalism and functionality from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The style is known for its simple beauty and relaxed, calming environment including clean lines and gentle elegance.

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How to decide on the right Christmas tree?

Let us help you to decide on the right Christmas Tree to make your festivities sparkle this year. From real trees to faux and something totally different, there are many options. So choosing the right one and having the perfect tree can make or break your Christmas decoration style! 

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Getting ready for Christmas!

From twigs and tinsel to robins and ribbons on the Christmas tree, there is so much to enjoy from outside when decorating your home! 

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Protect your container plants from the cold

As the weather gets colder, some plants need more protection than others, especially plants in containers. Here are our tips on protecting container plants from the cold this winter.

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What to do in the garden in December?

If you’re wondering what to do in your garden in December, here’s the answer! When those clear winter days appear, grab your tools and make a start on our handy list of December gardening jobs.

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Looking after wildlife: Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are Britain’s favourite wild creatures, and they’re especially loved by gardeners thanks to their habit of eating slugs. Sadly, their numbers have dropped by 30% in the last decade, so taking care of hedgehogs has never been more important.

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How to plant trees and shrubs?

Autumn to springtime from October to April is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs so they establish over the winter months. Planting bare root or container plants can be done over the colder months of the year keeping your green fingers working during winter and it helps to get some of the bigger jobs done before springtime comes around!

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Join the National Tree Week

National Tree Week is the largest celebration of trees in the UK and has been running since 1975. It is the perfect time of year as it is the start of the winter tree planting season.

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Plant of the Week: Osmanthus

Once a year in spring, it bursts into blossom and steals the show, each snowy-white cluster of flowers richly scented to fill your garden with sweet perfume.

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