What to do in the garden this March

What to do in the garden this March

Mulch. After weeding, give bare soil a thick layer of organic matter such as well-rotted manure. Mulch stops soil losing water as weather warms up, suppresses weeds and smartens everything up. Fertilise. Sprinkle soil with an organic slow release fertilser, such as...
Eco gardening – how to make compost

Eco gardening – how to make compost

Eco gardening – how to make compost If you’re looking for a green way of recycling your garden waste, composting could be for you. It’s also hugely satisfying knowing your veg peelings and egg boxes are going to good use. It can take six months or more, but you’ll...
Garden Talk: Get into dahlias

Garden Talk: Get into dahlias

Dahlias are back in fashion in a big way, sales are up and there are thousands of posts of these dramatic beauties on Instagram. Once only grown on the allotments or in a dahlia bed for flower shows and flower arranging, they’re now being used mingled amongst...
How to create a wildflower meadow

How to create a wildflower meadow

Wildflower meadows may be decreasing in the countryside, but they’re on the rise in urban gardens, giving a fashionably relaxed, naturalistic feel. They also attract a host of wildlife and increase biodiversity. If you’d like one, now is a good time to start the...