Incorporating Gardening And Plants Into Your Home Environment

Incorporating Gardening And Plants Into Your Home Environment

Plants and gardening can be appropriate throughout your home, and add a sense of calm and nature while enhancing your health. Plants can help you clear the air indoors, give you a physical activity to do, and even offer fresh food to eat. How Plants Help At Home...
Take care of garden birds

Take care of garden birds

By Jeni Bell There’s a noticeable nip in the air now, a sure sign Autumn’s arrived. It is a great time to think about getting your bird feeders in order, ready for the colder months when our feathered visitors rely on a bit of extra help. A good variety of feeders and...
Art of cuttings and potting unwrapped

Art of cuttings and potting unwrapped

By Mark Hoskins, Nursery Supervisor at Thorngrove At Thorngrove Garden Centre at the moment, we’re busy taking cuttings to build up our stock for next year and this is something you can easily do yourself at home. It’s a great way to save tender plants...
Seeing is believing with new app

Seeing is believing with new app

Re-decorating should be a fun and creative process, and new technology can be used to provide a time- and money-saving service for customers. Window curtain products can now be tried at home using virtual reality. Home furnishings specialists Terrys Fabrics have...
Autumn brings richer colours

Autumn brings richer colours

By Mark Hoskins As we enter September the bright colours of summer begin to fade, but our gardens needn’t be devoid of colour, as a richer, autumnal palette takes over. Dahlias come into their own at this time of year, their deep colours glow in the mellow autumn...
Watch out, hedgehogs are about!

Watch out, hedgehogs are about!

By Jeni Bell Hedgehogs are in crisis. With the UK’s hedgehog population falling by around 30% in as little as 10 years, less than a million of these compelling characters are left in the wild. Going up against heavy traffic, a range of garden pesticides, habitat and...
Create your seaside garden

Create your seaside garden

By Sara Milne Creating a coastal garden isn’t as hard as it sounds – all you need is hardy plants, good shelter and some authentic nautical or seashore accessories. Ideally, you could make the most of the unique features of a coastal landscape and...
Summer inspiration

Summer inspiration

Gardens to visit and enjoy in August and September. GASPER COTTAGE Sunday, August 11, 10.30 – 5pm Bella Hoare and Johnnie Gallop invite you to come to their beautiful garden, with views to glorious countryside. There is luxurious planting of dahlias, grasses,...
10 Favourite Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Garden

10 Favourite Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Garden

By Dimo Koev Perennial plants are a perfect fit for every garden. They add colour and spirit to the garden from April to November, so you can enjoy them as long as possible. Moreover, they are very easy to grow, maintain and are versatile in the ways you can grow...
Café garden cultivates new friends

Café garden cultivates new friends

Try gardening to make friends and get handy hints on sowing, growing, pruning and all things horticultural. Alzheimer’s Support runs a friendly and welcoming Gardening Café for those living with dementia and their carers on the second Wednesday of each month at Heale...
Bee Day buzzes at Mompesson House

Bee Day buzzes at Mompesson House

On Saturday, June 15, annual ‘Bee Day’, the National Trust team at Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is welcoming Salisbury and District Beekeepers Association, a group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly. “Bee Day is a great opportunity for...
Open garden and RSPB fundraising

Open garden and RSPB fundraising

Avon Cottage, Lower Woodford, Salisbury, is open on Sunday June 9, from 2pm to 5pm to raise funds for the local RSPB branch. Entry is £4 adults, children free, and assistance dogs only. Avon Cottage, partly 16th century, is in two acres of informal gardens overlooking...

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