It’s not impossible to achieve a tropical-style garden, even with the unpredictable UK weather. Loved for his large, bold foliage, tTropical plants will help you create a lush and colorful garden, perfect if you want to add style and drama to your outdoor space. “The key to creating a beautiful,
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will map 400,000 garden plants growing across the UK, with the aim of developing the herbarium collection at the new RHS Hilltop Science Center. Revealed as the largest plant-collecting exercise to date, the famous gardening charity has set itself an impressive goal of quadruple the
Since ancient times, the Japanese have had a tradition of creating gardens that capture the natural landscape. They combine the basic elements of plants, water and rocks with simple, clean lines to create a spiritual haven, which in times of war and conflict was the only place they found peace.
WavebreakmediaGetty Images Watering is essential for cultivating a healthy garden, but when is the best summer month to start watering outdoor plants and flowers on a regular basis? According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), you should start watering more frequently from early May. While it’s important to give them
A garden full of activities – earthworms in the ground, flying creatures visiting flowers that attract bees – is a healthy garden. Just like with bees, if you want to attract butterflies, there are certain flowers that are sure to have them fluttering around your flower beds. This list of
Kseniya SharapovaGetty Images Keep your dogs sin the garden by choosing plants that are non-toxic for pets. Nice to see and not threatening to dogs, some of the plants sure to have on your radar this summer include sunflowers, camellias, and snapdragons. âWhen purchasing plants, be sure to consider whether
Are you looking for inexpensive garden ideas? It’s easier than you might think to give your garden a cost-effective makeover. We’ve listed some quick fixes to help you save money while making your outdoor space look fantastic, so you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor sanctuary. Whether it’s painting
Jacky Parker PhotographyGetty Images Just as we spend time and effort at home to make sure our decorating schemes work consistently, choosing the right colors in the garden can turn a planting scheme from “pretty” to “spectacular.” The color wheels are made up of the three primary colors: blue, yellow
A sunny windowsill is all you need to grow the vegetable garden of your dreams. Many of your favorite herbs like parsley, basil, and thyme will thrive indoors with the right care. Maintain harvest season all winter long and flavor your soups, vegetables, roasts and more with an endless supply
Jacky Parker Getty Images There has been a resurgence of gardeners planting traditional British plants and old favorites, reports Wyevale Garden Centers. With the uncertainty of Brexit, traditional flowers such as lavender, hydrangeas and begonias grown in the UK have grown in popularity. âSentiment crosses the ground for the British
Claire PlumridgeGetty Images The cold snap isn’t just impacting our native wildlife. Frost and snow can also wreak havoc in our gardens, causing the growth of outdoor plants and shrubs to stop. As Chris Bonnett of GardeningExpress.co.uk explains: âBoth hot and cold weather can affect the health of a plant.
YinYangGetty Images Put your green thumb to work and save a trip to the farmer’s market by growing your own vegetables, fruits, herbs, and other foods indoors year-round. To get started, you will need a pot with drainage holes and specially designed indoor potting soil. While some options can grow
KatarzynaBialasiewiczGetty Images Summer is just around the corner, and in case you’re wondering how to transform your garden and outdoor space before the warmer months, then Pinterest’s 2018 Summer Report couldn’t have come at a better time. The report details what Pinterest users search for and save in relation to
Mike Garten The best part about miniature gardens: they are impossible to spoil! And each one looks totally different and unique, considering all the possible accessories. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options floating around on Pinterest, here are the fairy garden essentials we suggest for you. See the