Bird, bug and animal houses:creature comforts to bring wildlife in from the cold

by Drucilla James

As countryside food supplies dwindle and temperatures fall, wild creatures, like the aristocrats of old, are heading to town for the winter season. Given the on-going decline of the usual habitats, we suggest alternative much sought-after properties to see these creatures through the cold .

Recycling, upcycling and life-cycling – transformation acts

by Drucilla James

Recycled products used with flair and imagination have been a leitmotif of this year’s flower shows. Kate Gould’s award-winning Chelsea garden, ‘The Wasteland’, featured a chair made from an old steel bath tub, and screens devised from shopping trolleys and mattress springs – materials that would otherwise have gone to land fill.

Garden chairs for summer relaxation: be a lounge lizard!

by Drucilla James

‘Lazing on a sunny afternoon’ -summer is the time for rest and a little self-indulgence. If you’re feeling the heat- chill out in these stylish chairs made for reclining in. They’ll add a touch of glamour to your outdoor space too.

Gardening for kids: tools, kits, furniture and fun for outdoors

by Drucilla James

Tempt the kids into the great outdoors by giving them a bit of garden to call their own. Tools and kits make growing fun and easy and it won’t be long before there’ll be all sorts of flowers, food and wildlife to enjoy.

A vintage garden

by Drucilla James

Chelsea Flower Show’s centenary was a reminder that plundering the past can help to create a perfect look for today. So in honour of that occasion, we’ve taken a trip through time to find inspiration for the garden from the last 100 years.

Garden storage and organisation ideas

by Rhiannon James

The cold and wet weather might be casting a dampener on the start of the growing season but it does mean there’s plenty of time for a spring clean – here are some of our favourite ideas to help you to get organised both indoors and out.

Valentine’s gifts for gardeners

by Rhiannon James

If you want to branch out from bouquets this year, try one of these gifts for garden lovers.

Outdoor Christmas decorations

by Lisa Ommanney

Baby it’s cold outside but these festive garden sparklers should be enough to warm anyone’s Christmas cockles.

Gifts for the Garden

by Rhiannon James

Plant some seeds of joy this Christmas with a gorgeous gift for the gardener in your life.