Growing your own bonsai tree

Growing your own bonsai tree

The Japanese word bon-sai literally translates to ‘planted in a container’, and this peaceful and attractive art form is the practice of training tree seedlings into attractive miniature shapes. Bonsai has been around for over a thousand years, originating...
Five tips for small garden design

Five tips for small garden design

When we think of an English garden, our minds may wander to the sweeping tennis lawns and rambling rose beds of country manor houses – but in reality, a UK garden is usually a much more modest affair. As a gardener I’m really drawn to smaller gardens as...
Using colour in garden design

Using colour in garden design

When I’m thinking of home design, I’m usually drawn to muted, peaceful tones, or rich, soothing ones that will foster an air of calm and relaxation throughout the day. It’s in the garden that I really let my colourful creative juices flow! Gardening...
DIY your own herbal hanging basket

DIY your own herbal hanging basket

This particular DIY project is one that’s close to my heart as it combines two of my favourite things: cooking and gardening! This lovely and simple hanging basket will mean you’ve got a pretty, functional and long-lasting garden feature that’s close...
Great fruit trees for pot planting

Great fruit trees for pot planting

Growing your own tree fruit in your garden may seem ambitious – not everyone has the space for sprawling pear and apple trees, you may think. But with the development of dwarf rootstocks (rooted stems that juvenile trees are grafted on to), growing a fruit tree...