8 native plants to suit your seaside themed garden, from floral thrift and tall marram grass to culinary plants like sea kale.
Natural Looking Gardens
A little break in the fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for our mental health. We can take a moment to appreciate the sensory delights of the natural world. This gift is even more rewarding in a natural garden created with our own bare hands. With some planning and hard work, you too can create something beautiful and personal – something that rewards you with tasty produce, vivid colour, sweet scent and pleasant song.
In this section you will find tips on creating that ideal natural sanctuary in your own garden. We will discuss planting ideas, from natural hedges to the best fruit and veg to grow and pick during your break. There are also tips on natural materials to compliment the space. We will also look at ways of creating a natural garden that benefits local wildlife. Hedgehog highways, bee hotels and butterfly-friendly plants all add to the garden. After all, it is just as much their patch as it is yours.
Grassy meadows, window boxes and pots are all wonderful places to plant wildflowers to attract birds and butterflies to your garden.
By purchasing organic vegetable seeds, you are demonstrating your support for the organic food industry, which uses more sustainable and healthier for the environment methods of food production.
What to consider when choosing the best hedge trimmer for your garden. My reviews of 6 models to suit various sizes and types of hedge as well as a list of other tools you will need before you get started.
My choice for the best all round electric lawnmower is the Bosch Advanced Rotak 650. How to choose the best model for your garden as well as reviews of the top pick in each category.
15 ways to create a herb garden at home. We have container ideas such as pots, planters, baskets and even vertical designs. For larger spaces growing in raised beds, rockeries or herb spirals are a fun project.
Here are 12 great ideas for adding some nautical themed decor to your garden. Create a coastal feel by planting sea holly, add a mermaid statue, a water feature with sand, shells and beach stones or some wooden boards to tie up an old boat to.
Here are 10 fun ideas for how to design a more natural outdoor play environment for your children. Wood is the best material for building play equipment. Add a sink and mud kitchen or give kids space for their own vegetable garden.
Here are 9 ways you can create willow structures in the garden. Grow and weave your own designs such as a willow arbour, obelisk, sculpture, arch, or fedge. Children could help build a play den, wigwam or even a tunnel if you have enough space.
Ideas for designing a layout for your spring and summer bulbs in the garden. Purple tulips, blue alliums and white snowdrops add a natural colour scheme when they flower. Plant at the right time and depth for the perfect display.