Archives for January 2011

Carrots for healthy eyes

Carrots are full of powerful antioxidants that help maintain healthy eyes and vision. As we get older, the muscles of the eye weaken and the lenses harden. Whilst ageing is inevitable, much of the damage to our eyes is caused by free radicals and is a major contributor of problems … [Read more...]



Garden Friendly Insect House

Build your own garden friendly insect and animal house from a few simple bits and pieces and even recycled household items. Insects and animals will readily use man made structures to hibernate over winter or lay eggs and rear young during the spring and summer. One of the best insect and … [Read more...]



Kew & The Times, Important Plants at Chelsea

Kew Gardens have reported that they will be working in partnership with The Times to create their Chelsea 2011 show garden. Chelsea gold medallist, Marcus Barnett has designed a theme named "Eureka Garden" which will showcase plants important to science and society. The plant species chosen … [Read more...]



Spring is nearly here!

Isn't it amazing how a little bit of sunshine and a mild late winter day can uplift a gardener's spirits. In two weeks, we have gone from -15 degrees celcius to a balmy 5 degrees, that's a 20 degree shift in temperature and the garden is starting to waken. The lilac trees have masses of pale … [Read more...]



Easy grow cut flowers

Hardy annuals are an economical way to grow flowers for cutting and we have selected a range that can be sown direct and are easy to grow. Creating a stunning cut flower garden does not require a greenhouse, lots of seed trays to look after or endless hours of pricking out seedlings.  You … [Read more...]



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